Dad-to-be crushed by race automobile survives due to his ‘angels’ at VGH – Coast Mountain Information

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Dad-to-be crushed by race car survives thanks to his ‘angels’ at VGH - Coast Mountain News


Jon Sedman stood leaning on his truck, watching race automobiles zip across the monitor at Saratoga Speedway north of Nanaimo when he felt a drop of rain brush his cheek. He regarded up and noticed rain start drizzling across the monitor, together with onto the skilled fireworks show he had arrange for race evening.
Jon jogged over to the fireworks and threw a plastic tarp over prime. That is the final second Jon remembers of that day.
As he walked again, one of many race automobiles misplaced management. It veered off the monitor, flipped and landed on prime of Jon, crushing his physique.
Because of the severity of his accidents, BC Air Ambulance airlifted Jon from Vancouver Island to the closest Degree 1 Trauma Centre — Vancouver Basic Hospital (VGH).
“When Jon arrived, he had multi-system trauma which takes numerous coordination of care and numerous completely different subspecialists to handle,” says Dr. Naisan Garraway, Medical Director of the Trauma Program at VGH.
Jon’s accidents had been intensive: he had a shattered pelvis with a vascular harm, seven damaged ribs, a splenic harm, c-spine ligamentous accidents, nerve harm to his leg and mind trauma.
It took 10 physicians from six completely different specialties working collectively to avoid wasting Jon’s life. Because of the extent of his accidents Jon wanted to be stored in a medically-induced coma to permit time for his physique to heal.
Two weeks later, Jon woke to fulfill his wholesome son for the primary time. His associate Christa had gone into labour when she discovered of Jon’s accident. She waited so they might identify their son collectively — they selected Kayden Meissner-Sedman.
Collectively, with Christa and his household by his facet, Jon spent months in rehabilitation working to regain the power he misplaced that day. His situation steadily and positively progressed, and Christa remembers the day she felt their luck begin to flip.
“We had been within the hospital and Jon stated, ‘I moved my leg,’” says Christa. “That was the primary day that we actually felt true hope.”
Jon has defied the percentages. He’s now strolling and getting stronger daily again at residence along with his household in Surrey.
“My angels are the trauma group, all of the docs at VGH, and the primary responders,” says Jon. “All people who labored arduous to get me to the place I’m at this time.”
Every vacation season VGH & UBC Hospital Basis asks our neighborhood to ‘Honour Your Angel’ by making a donation in honour of a beloved one or well being care supplier. These items assist to remodel well being care and save lives at VGH, UBC Hospital and GF Sturdy Rehabilitation Centre. Donor assist purchases essential tools, funds high-impact analysis initiatives, and advances affected person care to ship B.C.’s finest, most specialised grownup well being care.
To be taught extra or make a donation, please go to vghfoundation.ca/angel.



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