MUSTANG, Okla. – Last year a helicopter crash in Oklahoma left two dead and one critically injured.
Medic Billy Wynne, the sole survivor, was pulled from the wreckage by witnesses.
According to The Chive, Billy suffered from a crushed spine along with multiple fractures including his skull, clavicle, sternum, right arm and ribs.
Billy also broke his right femur, tibia, and fibula, as well as suffered from a crushed and fractured right ankle.
The Chive reports most of Billy’s body was badly burned, but his left leg was burned so bad, six weeks after the accident, it had to be amputated above the knee.
While Billy was still in the hospital, his wife gave birth to their second child.
After hearing about the Wynne family’s story, Chive granted the family $85,000 from the Chive Fund for a customized hydrotherapy pool.
The pool is meant to help Billy relieve some of his pain.
According to The Chive, Billy’s right knee is a constant source of pain, but his ankle still needs exercise.
Hydrotherapy will allow him to exercise his ankle while giving his knee a break.
Now Chive is launching a campaign to buy Billy a 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser with adaptive hand controls to help become more independent.
Chive set their campaign goal at $37,000 to help buy Billy his new car, and in under six hours, donations have reached nearly $98,000!
To donate to the Chive campaign and help the Wynne family, please visit their Go Fund Me page.
Follow Billy’s story on their Facebook page, Build Hope for Wynee Family.