Montana Climber Recovering After 6ft Rock Slab Severed Arm & Leg

Montana Climber Recovering After 6ft Rock Slab Severed Arm & Leg

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Montana Climber Recovering After 6ft Rock Slab Severed Arm & Leg

Kaylene Murphy was out rock climbing with her boyfriend on June 30th at Natural Bridge outside Big Timber when disaster struck. While acting as the anchor for her climbing partner a 6 foot slab of rock broke free and landed on her severing her part of her leg and arm.  She was lifeflighted to Billings where doctors amputated part of her arm and most of her leg. KPAX reports she also suffered a brain injury, broken ribs, and fractured vertebrae. 

Thankfully Kaylene is alive and has a positive mental attitude about her situation. Her mother Crystal had this to say about her daughters recovery:

“The main thing to me, at that point was I had asked, is she still alive, just tell me she’s still alive…and I knew if she was alive, then we could get through anything else. Her attitude is incredible, and we just see God working every single day in our lives.”

Kaylene wants to use her experience to teach others about rock climbing safety and specifically the importance of wearing a helmet. To follow Kaylene’s road to recovery and donate towards her medical expenses please go HERE. All the best Kaylene, you are strong AF:

images from Kaylene Murphy Facebook

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