Professional rodeo rider and Twisp native Aaron Hammer is making progress in his recovery from injuries suffered after he was trampled by a horse on Sept. 7 at the Sumas Bull-a-Rama.
Hammer remains in critical condition in intensive care at the University of Washington Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg said on Tuesday (Sept. 24)
Family friend Taylor Ferrill updates Hammer’s condition on the GoFundMe page that is raising money to support Hammer’s wife and two children while he recovers.
Medical staff are treating an infection so Hammer will be strong enough to undergo a liver transplant.
“He has been making baby steps the last few days, which is answered prayers,” Ferrill wrote on Monday (Sept. 23).
The “Aaron Hammer & Family Fund” on GoFundMe had raised $17,075 as of Tuesday.
Methow Valley Horsemen and the Methow Valley Cascaders 4-H Club will host a spaghetti dinner to benefit the Hammer family, from 1–5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Methow Eagles, 205 Highway 20 in Twisp. Suggested donation is $8.