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Donations sought for ATV crash victims
Written by Chandra L. Mattingly   
Friday, November 30, 2012 8:07 PM

The Dillsboro sixth-grader hurt in an all-terrain-vehicle accident near Moores Hill Sunday, Nov. 18, has started breathing on her own, said family friend Brian Emerson.

The extent of her brain trauma/damage will not be fully known until she wakes up,” he said. Meanwhile, an account has been set up at Fifth-Third Bank to accept donations: Langdon Family Benefit.

Funds will help her family with food, gasoline and other expenses as they travel back and forth to Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, visiting both Emily Langdon, 11, and her uncle Mike Langdon, 40, Moores Hill.

The two were riding ATVs at family property when they came up the opposite sides of a ridge and hit head on, according to Moores Hill Fire Chief Robert Russell.

Thankfully, they were both wearing helmets,” said Emerson. And fortunately, Emily's dad Todd Langdon was at the Lauman Road property when the accident happened, and started cardio-pulmonary resuscitation on Emily, said Emerson.

She was flown to Children's by Stat Flight, North Vernon, and Mike Langdon, who is Todd Langdon's brother, was flown to University Hospital, Cincinnati, by University AirCare, said Russell.

Mike's out of intensive care and they're hoping Emily will be out in the next couple of days,” said Emerson Thursday, Nov. 29. Mike Langdon faces multiple surgeries once his facial swelling goes down, as he has both a broken jaw and eye socket fracture, plus a blood clot in his leg.

Emily broke her arm in three places, and has a collapsed lung and lacerated liver, said Emerson.

She has a younger sister, Hannah Langdon, 8, who is in third grade at Dillsboro Elementary School, said Emerson. Their parents visit Emily on a two-day rotation, with their mom Barb Langdon and grandma staying for two days, then returning to stay with Hannah while Todd Langdon and his dad go to see Emily for two days.

During those visits, they also go to University to see Mike Langdon, said Emerson

Donations received for the family so far have been used for meals and gas cards, he said.

I can only imagine what they're going through,” he added.

This time of year, “there's a lot of people looking for a needy family (to help) and I can't think of a family that needs more help than they do,” said Emerson.

Donations may be made at any Fifth-Third Bank, he said. Or if anyone has questions, they can reach him at bemerson33@hotmail.com.

Please keep the Langdon family in your thoughts and prayers,” added Emerson.