The 2-year-old son of Curt and Dusty Morgan, Gustus loves to play outside, rain or shine, alongside is dog. He loves his pet fish, baby horse, trains, big trucks and tractors.
Instead of monitoring his mischief and shenanigans, his parents have lately been monitoring his breathing and heartbeat on hospital equipment following a terrible accident Oct. 12.
After being found face down in ditch water, he was flown to Primary Children’s Medical Center, where he was in critical condition and placed into a medically induced coma.
Curt is a Morgan native. Dusty is originally from Coalville and is currently the FFA advisor and agricultural teacher at Morgan High School.
Gus is now making progress. But the family’s friends and neighbors know that the recovery comes at the expense of mountains of medical bills. So they have stepped up.
A fundraiser auction of items on Morgan Moms facebook group included photo shoots, beef, blankets and stuffed animals. Last Saturday, a team roping and barrel racing charity event was held to help the family.
This Saturday, the FFA will be hosting a trap shoot at the gun range near the county search and rescue building from 9 a.m. to noon. Snacks and drinks will be available.
Afterward, Curt and Dusty’s families will sponsor a hamburger barbecue lunch with all the fixings beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the county search and rescue building. A shotgun, gift cards and Jazz tickets will be raffled off. All proceeds will benefit little Gus.