Skip to comments.'He's a rescuer': Dozens help hospitalized teen driven by service
Posted on 12/26/2017 6:40:32 PM PST by fishtank
'He's a rescuer': Dozens help hospitalized teen driven by service
December 22, 2017 07:27 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. A 14-year-old is in critical condition after an ATV accident left him with multiple injuries on his face and arms, resulting in him being taken to UNM Hospital.
But as it turns out, this teenager is usually one responding to emergencies.
Wyatt Taylor was always helping others growing up, which is why when he needed help, his small community and others across the country stepped in. Public service has come to be a bit of a tradition for the Taylor family.
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OK, I’ll pray for him
Prayers for the young one. Sounds like he has a great heart
Good kid, indeed.
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Thank you. I saw Wyatts hospital photo on Facebook...
Heavily bandaged on the right side of his head, no news if his right eye vision was saved.
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La cueva where this happened is actually next to Jemez Pueblo, closet to ABQ than Mora
That would make more sense. I found it by Googling it and it’s located just north of the intersection of NM 4 with NM 126, the road to Fenton Lake and the real back road to Cuba. I wonder if they ever paved it past the fish hatchery? It’s not a road to be taken in winter, that’s for sure!
I hope this shows up.
Here is the Facebook post that Wyatt’s dad posted:
“La Cueva VFD Sandoval County District 5
December 20, 2017 at 4:23pm ·
My son Wyatt is 14 years old. Wyatt has literally grown up in the fire service, he has been my shadow doing work in and around the fire station and in our community since before he could walk. This past February when he turned 14 years old was his first milestone in the fire service, he became a Jr. member of the Sandoval County Fire Department La Cueva district. Since that time he has grown and learned a lot including completing basic wildland fire training and is now a firefighter type II. His goals include one day being an FMO with the USFS.
This past Sunday morning Wyatt was feeding livestock, hauling hay bales on an ATV when he had an accident and ended up underneath the rear tire of the still running and in gear ATV. The rotating wheel/tire caused extremely severe trauma and burns to the soft tissue on the right side of his face. Wyatt was able to push the ATV off of himself and walked to the nearest home where emergency services were summoned. Wyatt was life flighted and is in the pediatric ICU at the University of New Mexico Hospital and faces intense facial reconstruction, His Mom and I and his three sisters would greatly appreciate your prayers.
‘He’s a rescuer’: Dozens help hospitalized teen driven by service
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