Teen injured in Phoenix High School fall heading to Colorado hospital

Phoenix, Ore. — The Phoenix teen severely injured in a fall at Phoenix High School is being transferred to a Colorado hospital that specializes in traumatic brain injuries. But it isn’t cheap to get him there, and so the family of 18-year-old Brandon Roy is hosting a benefit to garner support.

Brandon is now breathing on his own, and able to communicate with hand gestures, but he still faces a long road of recovery. That’s where Craig Hospital comes in.

“The average time at Craig is 30 to 90 days,” Brandon’s father, Steven Roy says, “so they’re going to evaluate him, they’re going to give him a really strenuous recovery program and kind of weed out everything that they can find wrong with his brain.”

The cost to transport Brandon to Colorado is about $7,000. To help offset the costs the Roy family is holding a BBQ and open mic night at Blue Heron Park in Phoenix. They’re inviting people to stop by Friday from 4 pm – 8 pm for food and music, and the family will be selling $3 bracelets too. They’ve also set a up a gofundme page where folks can donate to help with transportation costs.

 

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