Kim Mayberry got the call in September when she was in Cancun to celebrate her 50th birthday with her daughter.
Her 16-year-old-son, Christian, was in a very serious 4-wheeler accident.
The mother, from Muldrow, frantically started throwing her clothes into her suitcase as her daughter started working on finding a flight home.
The two women weren’t able to leave until the next day.
The situation waiting for them in Oklahoma was as bad as they imagined.
The high school football player, known as the gentle giant, was in the hospital in a coma after a brain injury.
The report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the Polaris Ranger ATV was southbound on County Road 4750 when the 4-wheeler left the roadway to the left into a ditch.
The driver was ejected approximately 12 feet.
Troopers listed unsafe speed as the cause.
The “unsafe speed” was the first clue that something wasn’t right.
The family says Christian was a responsible teenager and would never speed on an unsafe road.
But, Christian can’t tell his mother what happened.
She tells KRMG he’s now at a Tulsa hospital and nearly died just a week ago.
A Facebook post says, “Christian is doing very well. We got out of ICU yesterday. They took the tube out of his head a few days ago. He has very little fluid built up right now. We need to PRAY IT STAYS THAT WAY!! If it comes back they will have to do another shunt. WE DO NOT WANT THAT!!”
Family and friends don’t believe Christian was driving the 4-wheeler that night.
They believe it may have been a parent of Christian’s new friend.
The Sequoyah County District Attorney has been investigating and just set up a tip line.
If you have any information on the case, call the hotline at (918)822-2901.
A fund to help the family is set up in Christian’s name at any Arvest Bank location.