PEABODY, Kan. (KWCH) A Peabody teen is recovering after being involved in a serious ATV accident.
(Submitted by family)
George and Kari Moore say their 15-year-old Christian lost control of an ATV near their home June 27. He was returning from running an errand, just three blocks from his destination and not wearing a helmet.
"When he looked back, we're not sure if it was the road or what that caused him to lose control," says George. "We think at that time he grabbed the handle bars and pushed the throttle."
Christian fell off of the ATV and hit his head on the curb, leaving him with an extensive traumatic brain injury. He is in a coma, breathing through a ventilator.
His parents say doctors expect him to be in the hospital for at least four to six weeks before going to a specialized rehabilitation center in Lincoln Nebraska.
The Moore's say what worries them most is not knowing what is next for christian, but they say he is a fighter, built for the road ahead.
"He's fighting, he is so far from what the doctors have told us and he is beating the odds. He is fighting through the odds," George said.
George and Kari hope by sharing their story, everyone will take the necessary precautions- no matter what.
"Always wear a helmet, always wear a helmet," George said. "Even if it is just going ten miles an hour, you never know what that reaction will do."
The family has setup a GoFundMe account to help with expenses.