The Williams Lake 21-year-old man critically injured in a motor vehicle incident near Kamloops last week has made huge progress, his father said.
On Monday Brad Methot posted on his Facebook page that his son Brayden had sat up with a bed.
“They are trying to get Brayden to breath more on his own,” Brad noted. “He will have to train different muscles to do the job.”
In his Facebook entry on Sunday Brad said Brayden had come out of his coma, was responsive, aware of his surroundings and had even smiled through his breathing equipment.
“It’s exciting to know we are out of the woods,” Brad wrote. “We can begin to concentrate on rehab instead of survival. What a great day.”
While Brayden remains in Vancouver General Hospital with his family at his side, efforts to support the Methots continue to galvanize.
An online fundraising campaign launched for the family last Wednesday by Geoff Moore had almost reached $20,000 by Tuesday and other fundraisers are being planned.
Cariboo GM said Tuesday it will donate the proceeds from its annual Soapbox Races, taking place Friday June 20 to the Methots.
For more about this event see today’s Sports section in the Tribune.
And a barbecue scheduled for Friday June 27 at Williams Lake Honda KTM will include a silent auction.
“We welcome any donations for the auction,” Nancy Watt at Honda said. “If anyone wants to help out at the barbecue that would be great too.”
The barbecue will begin at 11 a.m.