Brian Hammarsten

First post: Mar 9, 2021 Latest post: Jan 14, 2022
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On 3/8/21, our family was visiting Granite Peak Ski Resort in Wausau, WI. During his 3rd trip down the morning, Brian lost control and veered into a tree area/ravine on the side of the slope he was going down. He was with my sister Karen and the boys at the time. Luckily the boys were ahead, but Karen saw part of accident and proceeded to help get the authorities called.
Brian sustained multiple serious injuries in his accident, including a compound fracture to his humerus, elbow, scapula, mandible, jaw, sinus cavity, ribs and two area of his spine (lumbar and cervical).

Brian had to have surgery today to set and clean his open broken humerus. He will have to have an additional surgery in a week or two to complete the final repair. Due to the damage sustained, he may not gain full function back on his left arm.

He did get two CT and an MRI today. The spine is a concern, but we are hopeful that he won’t required further surgery or have any paralysis. He has moved his legs, thank goodness.

The jaw will have to have surgery, also. The scapula on his left side is shattered and may also require surgery. We won’t know more right away.

He is currently on a respirator and sedated.

Please keep him in your prayers as he fights his way to heal.