Cunningham, TN – On December 27th Brady Conatser suffered a fall after fainting resulting in a spinal injury to his c4 vertebrae. He was life-flighted to Vanderbilt Trauma Unit where he underwent a series of 4 surgeries to stabilize his condition. Since the accident Brady has since been able to breath without the assistance of the ventilator, and has had some movement in his arms.
The family is working to raise funds to get him into the Shepard Center in Atlanta, GA; a world renowned rehabilitation center that specializes in spinal cord injuries. “We are keeping our fingers crossed that they accept Brady as a patient because this facility is Brady’s absolute best chance at recovery,” said Vicki Self, Brady’s mother. The families insurance has indicated that this treatment will not be covered under their policy.
They will be holding a fundraising auction to benefit Brady’s Rehabilitation journey on January 21st at 6:00pm in the Montgomery Central High School gym. The family is currently seeking donations from area businesses which can be auctioned off to raise money to help continue his treatment.
If you would like to donate something for the auction you can contact Betsy at 931.801.3529. All proceeds will go towards getting Brady to Atlanta to continue his rehabilitation.
“Please keep our son in your prayers as he attempts to regain his life! This will be a long and painful battle for him,” said Self. The family would like to thank the EMT’s who responded so quickly, and the Vanderbilt Medical Center staff for their knowledge and skills which saved Brady’s life. “They have taken exceptional care of Brady and continue to do so.”
Brady Conatser was born January 6th, 1993 to Kenny Conatser and Vicki Self. He is a 2011 graduate of Montgomery Central High School and is employed by Self Concrete. He has 3 younger sisters, a dog he adores, and is also very active; he enjoys playing golf, fishing and hunting.