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Last Sunday, our family experienced a life-changing accident. My dear cousin, Megan Amstutz's husband Andrew Amstutz and her sweet brave 5 year old Avery were thrown from their 4-wheeler. I am reprinting Megan's facebook post below.
"It's been a night. Please keep us in your prayers. My worst fear happened tonight as Andy was airlifted to St. Cloud and Avery by ambulance from a four wheeler accident. Avery is amazing and and brave her daddy was not able to move or anything and she called 911 and went up the ditch to get help. When I got there afterwards ambulance was there. My amazingly brave Avery got a broken arm and gash in her leg took 13 stitches. On medication and staying in St cloud overnight. Andy got it the worse... He had to have his spleen removed and had much internal bleeding, collapsed lung, broken ribs and more I can't even list. He is doing good on a breathing tube and in icu. Will determine in the morning about what they want to do for broken ribs it's in the back so maybe a plate not sure. Thank you for all who reached out. I have my sister in law and mother in law with us and Evie is with Lauren Colflesh an amazing neighbor who helped me out right away. Please keep us in your prayers!!"
Since then Andy had surgery which went very well. Megan's mom, Pam and her brother Justin are with her now. This morning Andy squeezed Megan's hand and opened his eyes.
We are so very grateful for all the prayers said for the family. They are working!
Andy and Avery have a long road to recovery ahead. They are facing medical bills, lost wages and expenses related to having to stay an hour from home to be near Andy, who must remain in the hospital for an undetermined about of time. I started this page because I know their family and friends are aware of this family's true and kind nature. They are always willing to give to others; always there to help when someone is in need. Now that they need help, I pray they will receive the generosity they need to focus on recovery.
Here is a link to their Caring Bridge Website:https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/andrewandaveryamstutz