BALTIMORE – A family’s world has been turned upside down after being hit by a drunk driver. The crash happened on the MD-136 in Churchville and changed the life of Rylee Ham of Delta, Pennsylvania forever.
Rylee was driving home from his grandparents’ house the night before Halloween when a Jeep traveling in the wrong direction crashed into his family’s vehicle. The whole right side of his body was crushed. She broke several bones and suffered a huge gash in her abdomen from the seat belt from which she is still recovering months later. The most devastating effect was a traumatic brain injury from which Rylee is still trying to recover.
Rylee’s mother, Alyssa Larkin, was also injured in the crash. She broke thirteen ribs and recovered. She now spends every day with her daughter at the Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia. Rylee has a long way to go, but has just overcome a huge hurdle: having a windpipe removed so she can breathe on her own. Rylee is in a wheelchair and is unable to use her body or speak. She was recently released from pediatric intensive care and is currently in rehabilitation.
As Rylee prepares to return home, the Harford County community has stepped up to help him adjust to life after the accident. Dan McGhee of Agape Porjects led a renovation project at Rylee’s house. Home Depot donated materials and Mark Wolinski of Marked Improvements completed the job for free.
Rylee’s family are extremely grateful for the support of the community. The kindness and generosity of strangers helps them get through this difficult and unimaginable time.
Rylee’s medical bills have exceeded $ 1 million. If you would like to donate to the GoFund Me page to help family, click here.