On June, 27, 17 year old Owen Westhusing was involved in a truck accident north of Montrose. He was life-flighted from the scene to Children’s Mercy in Kansas City. The accident caused multiple injuries including; broken pelvis on both sides, two neck fractures, broken scapula, concussion, deep laceration on his foot exposing the bone and tendon, extreme road rash, abrasions and bruising. On June, 28 Owen had surgery on his ankle and pelvis to repair the damage. Another surgery is scheduled for Thursday, July 1st to repair damage done to tendons in his foot. Due to the exposure of the bone and tendon in his foot, he will also be facing skin grafts and major reconstructive surgeries. Owen is facing months in a wheelchair.
While Owens injuries are extensive, they could have been much worse. We are so thankful that our God had his hand over him through the accident. We are also so thankful for the many people who have prayed for Owen. Owens journey is not over and he still needs all the prayers he can get.
MO-KAN Livestock Market has been honored to market the Westhusing family cattle for the last 20+ years. On July 8th, MO-KAN Livestock Market in Butler, MO will be having a benefit auction. All proceeds will go towards Owens medical expenses. If you would like to donate something for the benefit auction, contact MO-KAN Livestock Market Office at 660-679-6535 or Drea (Westhusing) Brawley at 417-773-0049. If would like to make a monetary donation, read the information below.
In order to avoid the fees GoFundMe and PayPal charge, we have decided to set up a Venmo account in care of Nick and Crystal Westhusing. To donate via Venmo, send your money to the username Owen-Westhusing. For those without access to Venmo, an account has been set up at Montrose Savings Bank. There isn’t a donation that is too big or too small, they are all appreciated the same. If you do not wish to donate, a prayer is worth just as much and so much more!
Owens family cannot thank everyone enough for all the prayers. His journey is not over yet and he still needs all the prayers he can get!