PLEASE SUPPORT A FELLOW OPEN WATER SWIMMER IN NEED:
Voni Oerman is an open water swimmer here and her son Wyatt (who was part of the youngest relay to swim across the English Channel). On January 14th, 2014 Wyatt was struck by a car. Wyatt is currently in the ICU, with severe facial trauma, including a broken jaw, multiple missing teeth, and many other broken facial bones. Wyatt has had 2 reconstructive surgeries thus far - one surgery to fix his broken jaw, and a sinus reconstructive surgery. Wyatt's current condition has required a tracheotomy, and he is suffering from pneumonia while also dealing with a collapsed lung. He is unable to talk, eat or swallow on his own. Thankfully, Wyatt did not suffer any long-term brain or spinal injuries. However, he and his family have a very long road to recovery ahead, including future surgeries to repair his tongue and missing teeth, along with a long list of rehabilitative measures including speech. Please take a moment and donate HERE.