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#571103 - 07/09/14 05:40 PM Austin Morgan (Injured Rider) Donations
yz1502 Offline
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Registered: 07/09/14
Posts: 1
Howdy, everyone.

For those of you not in the Austin area, or that don't already know, a good friend of mine, Austin Morgan, took a bad spill last Sunday at a track near Austin and was badly injured. He is currently in the ICU at an Austin hospital, and we're all praying for a speedy recovery. That said, some friends of his have set up a booster to try to raise money for Austin and his family to cover medical expenses. It's going pretty well so far, but we want to reach out to the offroad community for help. Austin lives, eats, and breathes motocross, talks to anyone he can about it, and even taught his older sister how to ride. You can donate at the link below, and it has a bit more information on his accomplishments and things like that. Now Austin is the kind of guy you want to run up and give a bear hug to any time you see him, because he's forever smiling and happy. He will do anything for anyone if they ask him to, and pretty often if they don't ask him to, he'll do it anyway because he knows it'll help them out. Please help us help out Austin and his family in this difficult time by donating whatever you can, and if you can't spare any money, please just pray for his speedy recovery. Thanks everyone!

https://www.booster.com/keepaustinmorganstrong?beta=true#story-tab-tab

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#571110 - 07/09/14 09:03 PM Re: Austin Morgan (Injured Rider) Donations [Re: yz1502]
Lumberjack Offline
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Registered: 12/07/00
Posts: 2650
Loc: Cedar Park, TX
This is an update about Austin from his father Leonard Morgan:

Hello to all of our friends and loved ones. I can't believe all the support we have, and Brenda and I want to thank all of you for your support and concern. Right now, Austin needs every prayer, good wish, get better, and whatever else you have to offer. Please keep him in your prayers, place him on your prayer lists, whatever you can do. Austin is in need of nothing short of a miracle to survive and recover. Brenda and I are devastated as anyone can imagine, but our concern is for Austin, and all we want is for him to get better, get well, and recover.

His condition right now is still critical. His chance of survival are still unknown. Brenda and I cannot go there, so I cannot talk about that.
His injuries are serious, critical, and his prognosis is really unknown.
He in on a ventilator, he has a brain drain tube extending into the central and center part of is brain, he has a feeding tube, and he is connected to things I really do not know what they do. He has 6 separate brain bleeds, he has 2 right lung bleeds, his back is broken at T7, his right eye orbital is crushed, his right clavicle is broken, and he is missing a lot of skin and flesh on his right shoulder and side.

His doctor told us this morning that he is developing pneumonia. They want to keep him sedated and control his internal cerebral pressure at this point. Once that is stable, they plan to do a tracheotomy, and place a feeding tube directly into his stomach.

After that, they will try to bring him out of a coma to see what his motor function and cognitive function looks like. Depending on his level of functioning, and how well, if at all, he can engage in therapy and rehab, they will plan accordingly. They anticipate that he will need 24 hour care in a nursing home for at least a year. They cannot say for sure, but they feel he will need more care and need facilities that are not available to Brenda and I before we can even think about bringing him home.
His prognosis is not good, and Austin is in dire need of a miracle. Please keep him in your prayers.

A lot of people are afraid to come see him because they do not want to be in the way or to overwhelm us. Please do not feel that way. Everyone of our friends and family and all of Austin's friends are welcome to come and see him. I know he would want you to come up and see him and talk to him. Doctor's are not sure how much information he can take in, if any, but they encourage familiar voices to talk and comfort him. They encourage reassurance and comforting words from his family and friends to help him feel safe and know his friends and family are here for him. If his ICP's go up, or anything happens, the staff is not bashful (nor disrespectful) in asking everyone to leave the room so they can focus on Austin.

Thank you to all of the many of you that have called, texted and emailed concerning Austin. Brenda and I appreciate your prayers and concerns. It is beginning to get difficult for us to keep up with all the communications we are getting, so please pass along to others to try to check facebook for updates. I will try to post updates several times a day. For those of you that need to text, call, or email, that is alright and neither Brenda or I will be offended, we just may not be able to get back to you as soon as we would like.

Austin needs nothing short of a miracle. Please help him in every way you can get the miracle he so desperately needs. We appreciate and love you all, please keep Austin in your prayers, place him on your prayer lists, or do whatever it is you do when you turn to whoever you turn to for help and guidance.

I have to go... They are rushing Austin to get another ct scan because his brain drain tube just filled with blood.

Please pray for him.

Leonard Morgan

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