Pippett announced as January Hot Shot

Thursday, January 14, 2021
Hayden Pippett

LE MARS — Hayden Pippett, seven-year-old daughter of Craig and Colette Pippett, has been named the Jan. 16 Hot Shot.

Pippett has received extensive physical, occupational and speech therapy after a tragic car accident.

In July of 2018, Pippett along with her older sister and little brother were on their way into town when their car was hit entering a county road. Hayden’s 16-year-old sister lost her life as a result of her injuries in the accident, her brother was thrown from the car and suffered a concussion while Pippett suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

She spent a little over a month in a Sioux Falls hospital, two and a half months at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln and continues her therapy today at Floyd Valley Healthcare.

A TBI is sudden damage to the brain caused by a blow or jolt to the head. Injuries can range from a concussion to severe permanent brain damage.

Pippett had to relearn many activities of daily living including to talk, walk and eat again.

Colette stated, “The therapists at Floyd Valley Healthcare are amazing and they could not have asked for better care for Hayden. Jess Martinez is Hayden’s speech therapist and she adores Jess and so do we. PT and OT are absolutely amazing too.”

The Sioux City Musketeers, in partnership with Floyd Valley Healthcare (FVH) began the Hot Shots program in 2018.

This program was created with the goal of honoring FVH pediatric patients who have chronic health issues.

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