Poway teen recovering after horrific trampoline accident
POWAY, CA – A Poway teenager injured in a June 30 trampoline accident is recovering at Rady Children’s Hospital, NBC 7 reports. Fourteen-year-old Drew Merrifield spent two weeks in the facility’s ICU and has now been moved to the ACU as he undergoes rehab treatment.
Cassie Merrifield, Drew’s mother, says the incident occurred shortly after the family had finished dinner. Drew and his older brother Colton went out to the backyard to play on the family’s trampoline. They had only been gone a few minutes when Colton ran back inside and told his parents that Drew was unconscious following a failed trick.
Tim Merrifield called 911 and paramedics rushed Drew to the hospital, where doctors determined that the boy’s neck was broken. Now, nearly three weeks later, the teen is able to walk with the aid of a walker, and while he faces at least another month of rehab, his prognosis has improved. The Merrifields attribute their good fortune to Colton’s quick actions in alerting them to the injury.
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