A Moosomin resident’s family is asking for help after she was involved in a tragic ATV accident to start the month.
On Saturday, May 1st, Keesha Maas from Moosomin was involved in an ATV accident in Esterhazy. She was found in distress with major trauma to her spinal cord, a torn bladder, loss of feeling to her lower extremities, and possible head trauma. She was immediately flown by STARS ambulance to Regina, where she underwent surgery for the majority of the night. Doctors removed her T5 and T6 vertebrae, and she was placed in an induced coma to reduce swelling to her face and neck. She would come out of sedation the next day.
So far, a Go Fund Me page for Keesha has raised close to $15,000, with a goal of raising $24,000 to help with the costs of rehabilitation, hospital stays, and her family driving to be with her.
Paige Ball, Keesha’s sister, gave an update on her condition.
“She is determined and focused on her healing plan and moving past this tragedy,” Ball said. “Currently, she is paralyzed from her breast bone down. Her feisty personality and resilience is shining through every single day.”
“We don’t know exactly what her final prognosis is, so to pinpoint the exact treatments and equipment, it is too soon. We have a long road ahead of her, and there will continue to be a number of expenses,” she continued. “We have close friends who have lived through tragedy. Once we knew a bit more about her injuries, we knew the expenses would begin to arrive. Our friends offered to manage a Go Fund Me page while we continued to love and support our sweet Keesha.”
Ball said that the support they received is unexpected.
“It’s so comforting and overwhelming to know the communities of Moosomin, Weyburn and Lang are rallying together to support her through this challenging time,” Ball said. “She was born and raised in Weyburn and moved to Moosomin a couple of years ago, and it’s evident Moosomin has become her home with the support she has received.”
Ball added that they wanted to thank the Esterhazy First Responders, STARS, and the Regina General Hospital nurses and doctors.