Monday, July 20, 2009

Colton's Story

Colton Read is an amazing young man. His life has not always been easy, but somehow Colton has always made lemonade when life gave him lemons. Now he faces the most difficult challenge he has ever met.

On July 9th, 2009 airman Colton went into David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base in Sacramento, CA. He was to receive a routine gall bladder removal procedure. A resident was allowed to perform the surgery and nicked Colton's aortic valve. The surgical team waited two hours too long to send Colton to a vascular specialist at UC Davis Medical Center, only a 40 minute drive away. Because of this, both of Colton's legs have been amputated.

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The Air Force has now stated Colton will likely be discharged because of his condition. Colton's spirits are crushed. To top it off the government has a doctrine in place that prevents military personnel from suing even in this case of admitted human error.

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This young man has been left without his legs, and potentially without his dream career, and likely without any justice for this tragedy. He needs your help! Please take a moment and leave a comment here. His family can share it with him and help lift his spirits. His condition is still not stable and an out pouring of positive energy can make a difference.