During an ATV excursion while on a family vacation in the Black Hills, Cody sustained a life-threatening head injury. He was lying unconscious on his back, the ATV overturned several feet away, when the Lead-Deadwood Regional Hospital ambulance team arrived.
“When Joe Reiter, one of our senior paramedics, and I received this 911 call, we both knew how critical this case was,” said Operational Manager of the EMS Division Roy Goben. “We were able to stabilize Cody for the flight crew transfer to Rapid City Regional Hospital.”
Once Cody arrived, he was taken into surgery and spent 23 days in the surgical intensive care unit. He was then transferred to a rehabilitation facility for additional care and today is on the road to a full recovery.
“We are very fortunate overall and I am very grateful for the excellent care I received from the Lead-Deadwood ambulance team and at Rapid City Regional Hospital,” said Cody. “Everything in life is getting good and the future is bright. It feels really good to feel like myself again.”