Teen takes life one day at a time

Local News

MONTICELLO, Ill. (WCIA) — A teenager is taking life one day at a time after a bad car accident five months ago.

Wyatt Burroughs suffered several broken bones, a collapsed lung and spinal fractures. This week is a big milestone for the teen. He’s heading back to high school.

He’s been in and out of hospitals and recovery for months. But he’s starting to figure out how to live every day with his injuries.

Most of the time he’s in a wheelchair. Burroughs says not be able to walk is one of his biggest struggles. But he goes to therapy several times a week to gain back his strength.

He’s also going to head back to school this week. And says he’s just trying to learn a new way of life since the crash.

Since the accident several people have stepped up to help any way they can. There have been countless fundraisers and events to support the family.

This has helped to offset the cost of all of his medical bills.

Wyatt’s mom is also only able to work a limited number of hours. Because she is his primary care giver. 

There will be a benefit for Wyatt on Saturday, August 26th from 10 am-10 pm. It will be at the Trailblazer’s in Monticello. The cost is $10 to get in. There will be music, raffles, auctions, and food.

There is also a bank account set up at First State Bank in Monticello and Champaign for the family.

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