Community bands together for teen after spinal cord injury

GoFundMe page for Byrzon.
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CARRINGTON, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – It was just a family vacation in Bemidji when tragedy struck the Prosser family.

Bryzon sustained a C5 incomplete spinal cord injury after a diving accident on July 12th.

The damage to the spinal cord affected his vocal cords, biceps, and deltoid muscles. He was also paralyzed. He was life-flighted to Fargo where he underwent surgery to remove broken bones and stabilize his spine.

“With lots of support, prayers, love, encouragement and rehab, we are optimistic he will have a favorable recovery,” his mother Carla Hardy states on their GoFundMe page. “Bryzon continues to show strength, strong willpower, courage, determination and a kick ass attitude. Despite this tragic situation, he has managed to maintain his sense of humor.”

To help alleviate the costs of travel, surgery and more, the community of Carrington is rallying around the Prosser family. A spaghetti feed and silent auction will be held on August 22nd from 4 PM to 8 PM at the Carrington Armory for the 16-year-old Bryzon. Later, a dodgeball tournament will be held Saturday, August 24th.

Hayden and a group also sold bracelets to support Bryzon, quickly selling out and raising $400 to help.

All money raised will help cover medical bills and other expenses.

Today, Bryzon is making strides towards recovery. Hayden says great news came around Monday.

Hayden says Bryzon’s quick recovery is inspiring. While unable to speak, Bryzon mouthed some uplifting words to those around him.

You can find a link to the GoFundMe page set up for Bryzon by heading to our related links section.