Mount Vernon, WA– On Thursday, May 10th, 2018, Mount Vernon Professional Firefighters and Skagit County Medics responded to a 9-1-1 call for a two-year old child who had accidentally fell out of a second story window while playing at home with his siblings. The child named Desmond, landed face-first on a cement driveway after falling two-stories. He received several orbital, nose and forehead fractures as a result of the fall.
Medics and Mount Vernon Firefighters treated him on scene and prepared him to be airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle by Airlift Northwest. A Helicopter from Airlift Northwest responded and transported him to Harborview Medical Center where he remained in the Intensive care unit for several days before being transported to Seattle Children’s Hospital for continued recovery and reconstructive surgery.
On Friday, May 18th, 2018, Desmond went into surgery at 1 p.m., which was supposed to last around 3 hours. Doctors found more damage than they had anticipated, so the surgery took around 6 hours to complete. In updates provided by the family and posted on a GoFundMe page for Desmond, family member say he has made some amazing improvements.
Several people have contacted SkagitBreaking.com and asked how they can help the family during this difficult time. A link to the GoFundMe account will be included below. Please click on the link to help the family with unexpected expenses and to receive updates on his recovery and condition. Click here to be taken to the GoFundMe.
A family member wrote, “Thank you everyone for your prayers, love and support. Please continue to keep Desmond and his family in your thoughts and prayers.”