Horse Farmer Almost Froze To Death Following A Fall And Getting Stuck In The Snow.
A 75-year-old man, named Kenny Smith, is lucky to be alive after suffering a fall and getting stuck in the snow.
Kenny Smith, who is also known as ‘cowboy kenny’ to his friends is diabetic and was out feeding his horses on Friday morning when he collapsed in the snow.
He was left lying next to his dog and horses for about 8 hours before his friend, Bryan Rosine, found him.
"I think in that time, he just struggled too much," Rosine said. "He was either low on blood sugar (or) hypothermia was setting in. We don't really know what happened, if he just passed out."
"The panel was half-open and the horses were nudging him, waiting for their grain," Rosine said.
Mr Smith’s friend, Rosine, said he had been ringing him all day but received no response so decided to go round and check on him. By the time he found Mr Smith in the snow, he had severe frostbite.
Smith is now being treated in the burn unit at Ascension Columbia St.Mary’s Hospital Milwaukee.
Smith was very close to losing all of his fingers but doctors managed to save them and he will now need extensive rehabilitation.
Smith’s friends are helping to take care of his animals, the dog and the horses, and are also taking care of the farm between them, but it’s a full time job. To feed the horses it was costing them $200 a week, so they started a go fund me page to try are help cover the expenses.
The page managed to raise more than $2,000. There is also a phone number on the page for people who would like to volunteer to help care for Smith’s horses.
"I'm amazed by the number of calls I've gotten from that GoFundMe," Rosine said. "People he doesn't know, people he does know, people he's met in passing."