Location: Freedom, WI
Date Of Injury: February 17, 2016
On Wednesday February 17th, 2016 Ben was involved in an explosion while working in Freedom, WI. As a result of the explosion Ben suffered major burns to h is arms and legs. Ben was take to Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah, WI and later transported to Milwaukee, where is is being treated in the burn center, with wife, Alissa, by his side.
The Williams family has a long, unknown road ahead of them. The good news is Ben will recover. In order for Ben to get the medical treatment he will need, there will be many bills, miles, and expenses incurred. Due to this, we, as people who care for Ben, Alissa, and their son, are asking for any help that you may be able to give.
If you can help Ben please click HERE.
Thank you for all of your support.
UPDATE: March 14, 2016 – A little over a week ago Ben attended his first weekly checkup, and below is the update from Alissa:
“Ben and I traveled back down to St. Mary’s this past Thursday 3/3/16. He had his bandages removed, his burns checked over, and then rewrapped. Both legs were again dressed in the mepilex (a week long dressing) but his hands have healed up enough to be changed/dressed daily. The three areas of concern are still being watched and skin graft/surgery will be reevaluated next Friday – the ultimate goal being, with another week in the mepilex dressings they may all be able to heal on their own.
We are forever thankful for your kind words and unending generosities. Ben and I have years to “pay it forward”, together, and there is no greater feeling.”
Since then, Ben had the appointment for his skin graft last Friday and skin graft surgery will be needed and will be scheduled for this week or next. The good news being that after surgery, which should only be an overnight hospital stay, and a few more weeks of healing Ben should be recovered and ready to enjoy some much needed time outside! Until then Ben will be able to spend his days at home – he really enjoys the calls and check ins so keep them coming. I’m sure it helps pass the time.
Thank you all!