Our partner, Aptiva Care Management team has taken on another complex and heartbreaking case. Kyle Osborne, a 19-year-old southern California resident and college student at Washington State University (WSU) was hit, then run over by a car on November 24, 2019. The accident happened when Kyle was home for Thanksgiving break. The outpouring of support, love and kind words for Kyle are testament to the quality person he is.
HORRIFIC TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
Kyle’s skull was crushed resulting in hemorrhages on both sides of his brain, as well as internal and external bleeding. Kyle had emergency brain surgery. Since then, he has undergone two major surgeries to remove part of his skull. Kyle has been in a coma since the accident.
Aptiva Care Management program is assisting Kyle and his family. A priority is getting him the therapy he needs to achieve a better baseline. Aptiva’s President, Marc Friedman is acting as emotional support, patient advocate and medical advocate, while also taking the lead on case management.
Kyle’s head was run over by a car; it’s a miracle he survived. There is hope. Although, his journey is long and uncertain. The expense for surgeries, therapies, hospitalization, nursing care and more, will run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
“OSBORNE STRONG” FUNDRAISER AND SOCIAL MEDIA
The Cerna Foundation and Aptiva Care Management are working to raise funds. Kyle’s friends are running a successful GoFundMe campaign for fundraising and a meal train campaign to ensure his parents and three siblings get meals while they focus on Kyle’s recovery. Additionally, an Instagram account is documenting his progress and setbacks at @osbornestrong.
Please consider supporting this bright young man during this dark time. Stay tuned to The Foundation’s blog and social media for updates.