Tony Clasen

Odessa, TX to Houston, TX

“I had a ruptured spleen and six cracked ribs.”

We were riding through Big Bend National Park. A biker’s paradise. Long stretches of road snaking out in front of us. Wild, twisted and varied vegetation. Jagged mountain ranges ripping across the big open sky. Breathtaking.

Suddenly, my front wheel hit a blowout in the asphalt. I slid under my bike for what felt like a mile. The medics airlifted me to Odessa. My lungs were filling up with fluid. I had a ruptured spleen and six cracked ribs. My wife called MedjetAssist before she made the 550-mile drive to meet me. They kept in contact with her the entire way.

MedjetAssist arranged to have me transported back to Houston to one of Texas’ top medical facilities. My wife flew back with me. When we got to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, we were met by a security guard who escorted us right past admitting and into a private room with my name on it. I was already scheduled with the hospital’s top surgeon. A nurse asked if I was famous. I told her I was just a guy who had MedjetAssist. My spleen was saved. Had they done the surgery in Odessa, they probably would have removed it.

Every year, more than 56,800 people are hospitalized after serious injuries from motorcycle accidents. Many are forced to rely solely on the closest care available. Thanks to MedjetAssist, my spleen is working at 95% or better capacity and I am almost fully recovered.

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