Jun 14, 2020 Latest post:
Jun 24, 2020
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. On the afternoon of Friday, June 12, Rayce was involved in a serious lawn mower accident. He was airlifted to CMC Levine Children's Hospital from the Hickory airport, and shortly underwent surgery. Rayce's entire family has been involved in supporting both him and his mom Brittany during this difficult time. Rayce's left leg sustained significant damage to the calf, back of heel and pad of foot, removing skin, partially severing his Achilles's tendon, and splitting his left heel bone. However, other important areas such as muscle and blood vessels were unaffected. He has had two surgeries as of Sunday 6/14/20 to clean and the wounds, to attempt to align the bone without screws, to reconnect the tendon, and to stitch remaining skin together. Future surgeries will include more cleaning and skin grafts. Rayce will likely be in a splint/cast for a few months atleast. His biggest risks at this moment are infection to the wounds, as well as the risk of the skin not healing properly or dying around his heel and pad of his foot. He is in capable hands and we are hopeful he will make a full recovery in the future. We are asking for support during this time, and to respect the family's wishes of not inquiring too much about the situation at hand as it is still very raw for Brittany and the extended family. Please pray for the physical and mental health of Rayce, and of the family members supporting him during this time. He has always been our tough little fighter, and we have no doubts that he will make it through this.