Wes Reed

Portrait of STARS Very Important Patient Wes Reed playing a guitar in an open field with the STARS BK117 in the background

While Wes Reed was working around his house, he climbed up on a ladder, one which he admits he never should have. Seconds later, the ladder bent, and Wes toppled to the ground. In the fall he suffered a serious leg injury that he said, “pretty amputated my foot.”

Reed was transported by ground ambulance to the local hospital where staff realized he would need immediate surgery and called for STARS to fly him to a larger trauma centre. Reed credits the work of first responders, his surgeon and STARS for helping to save his foot.

“It’s quite possible I would have lost my foot had STARS not been on the scene. When they picked me up it was a windy day and it was 40 minutes to the hospital. The crew was absolutely amazing.”

A lifelong musician and originally from Kentucky, Reed and his wife Barb perform for seniors in his hometown and Arizona, where they live during the winter. He is thankful for the work of STARS in helping to save his foot which has allowed him to continue performing.

“I thank STARS on a regular basis for being there for me, and if anyone ever needs the service, thank God they’re around for them.”


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