On March 25th
Audrey Ogan suffered a traumatic brain injuring while caring for her pony Charlie. After the morning session of Pony Camp, Audrey assisted in putting the ponies back in their runs. Upon completing this task, Audrey returned to visit Charlie who was resting in his run. Audrey’s contact with Charlie startled him triggering a natural “flight” reflex inadvertently knocking Audrey to the ground and stepping on her head.
Audrey received immediate medical attention from her mother Berni Ogan as well as the Pony Camp staff. Springfield Fire and Life Safety was dispatched and transported her to Riverbend Medical Center. Upon evaluation of Audrey’s injuries it was determined that she needed advanced medical care and was taken by LifeFlight to Emanuel Children’s Hospital in Portland.
Upon arriving at Emmanuel Audrey was taken to surgery to stabilize her multiple skull fractures and further evaluate the significance of her injuries. After surgery Audrey was admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit where she has received exceptional care and has made tremendous progress with hopes to continue her treatment at home soon. Each day is a new journey as the injury continues to define itself.
Audrey is an advanced equestrian, she is a 16 time National Congress Champion as well as a highly accomplished POA show circuit participant. She is a very conscientious and technical rider who you will never find on the back of a pony without a riding helmet.
Audrey’s parents are James and Berni Ogan and their family owns and runs Pacific Equestrian Center. Berni herself is also an accomplished equestrian and is a personal instructor teaching both basic and advanced riding fundamentals. Pacific Equestrian Center prides itself on its family atmosphere and its dedication to rider education and safety.
The Ogan family would like to thank everyone for the tremendous outpouring of love and support in Audrey’s time of need, it has truly been a blessing. We hope this information provides peace of mind to the cause of her accident. The family will not be able to respond to requests for further details or updates as the primary focus is on the care and well-being of Audrey. They are grateful for all of the support and humbled by the love and generosity of the community.
If you would like to assist the Ogan family on the road to Audrey’s recovery you may do so by thought, prayer, or financial assistance. The Ogan family does have medical insurance but it will not cover the large financial burden that will come with Audrey’s long journey through recovery.