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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Airman Fighting to stay on Active Duty after Botched Surgery

Airman First Class  Colton Read with his wife, Jessica.

Airman First Class Colton Read with his wife, Jessica.

I hope the Air Force does the right thing and supports this Airman and keeps him on A/D!!

Airman 1st Class Colton Read looked up from his hospital bed into the face of his wife. A tube down his throat kept him from talking.

Fighting back tears, Jessica Read told her 20-year-old husband that doctors had amputated his right leg above the knee and now they needed to take his left leg, too, to save his life. And all because of a mistake during his gallbladder surgery.

Read’s lips turned white. He started to cry. He reached for a pen and paper on the tray in front of him.

“AF???” he wrote.

You can read read the rest of the Article here on Air force times.com

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