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Injured vet's family seeks help with hospital bills

By: Sean Evans Email
By: Sean Evans Email

Not knowing that Brandon Turner was a military vet, emergency crews transported him to UK Hospital instead of the VA Hospital. And that is where his bills have been adding up.

"He's absolutely, he's tough. Brandon's probably 135 pounds, a little squirmy guy. He's been to Afghanistan, he's a Purple Heart veteran," said Jerrad Turner, Brandon Turner's cousin.

Dubbed the Head Hunters, Brandon Turner's 21-23 Transportation Company encountered danger overseas.
A blast from an improvised explosive device injured him.

"Just kept right on with the mission, that's just the kind of guy he is," said Turner.

Jerrad Turner says before deployment, his cousin was a volunteer firefighter in nearby Red Lick, a role he wanted to get back into.
But after a motorcycle crash on a Madison County highway just Wednesday, Brandon Turner faces a new challenge.

"He did break both legs. He broke his left arm and his right collarbone, his right shoulder blade. His scalp was peeled back and had to be stapled back up, and he had a brain bleed of course," Jerrad Turner said.

Also, his right foot had to be amputated.
Now his family, saddled with hospital bills, is asking for help.

"We set up an account on Facebook and at Park Community Federal Credit Union. The Facebook account is called Benefit for Brandon, it's also the same at the bank," added Turner.

Although he's had moments of confusion and disorientation, family says that Turner has regained consciousness.

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