On September 8, 2017, Trenton Bass sustained a traumatic neck injury during a varsity football game. That same night, he underwent surgery to repair two broken vertebrae. The surgery went smoothly, but evidence of paralysis was present.
Trenton was 17 years old and just started his senior year at HBC High School. Not only was he a gifted athlete, he is also a brilliant student. Trenton is strong and a fighter. If anyone can overcome this, we believe Trenton can.
Fast forward almost one year:
Trenton has spent 6 out of the last 11 months at Craig Hospital in Englewood, CO, doing therapy for a C5-C6 spinal cord injury. Although Trenton has not gained any feeling or movement back below his breastbone, remaining a quadriplegic, he has persevered and just started his freshmen year of college at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD, as a mechanical engineer major.
Trenton has endured a lot for a now 18-year old. He has a very positive attitude and will not let his physical body label him. Trenton has been able to get through this past year with the love and support from not only friends, family and surrounding communities, but also from foundations such as the Pinehurst Foundation in Colorado, who graciously donated a stair lift for his home so he can continue hanging out with his friends in his basement.
It is kindness like this from complete strangers that has been such a blessing to Trenton and all of our family!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Pinehurst Foundation! Your generous donation helps Trenton and his friends continue to live a new normal!
Missy Bass (Trenton’s Mom)