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'He has a long journey ahead of him,' Family of Utah National Guardsman asks for help after amputation

Posted at 12:44 PM, Jul 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-06 23:42:43-04

A member of the Utah National Guard had his leg amputated after being hit by a car Tuesday.

Kevin Moss was allegedly riding his motorcycle when he was struck by the vehicle that failed to stop after the accident.

“I just called up here and they said yeah we have your son, he’s been amputated, I knew, I knew I had to get there,” said Tavie Moss, Kevin’s mother who adopted him at 8-years-old. Tavie got on a plane from Texas early Wednesday morning and got to Intermountain Medical Center in Murray as quick as she could.

Because of his injuries, doctors were forced to remove his left leg.

“He loves the bike,” said Moss, who emphasized how Kevin would like reminder motorists to be on the lookout for motorcyclists. “Just pay attention to the road, because for this mom, her sons life has been changed for the rest of his life.”

Moss's wife, Angelica, shared the story of her husband's injury on a GoFundMe page, saying Kevin joined the Utah National Guard at 20 years old after spending most of his youth in and out of foster care.

"He has a long journey ahead of him," wrote Angelica, who worries Kevin won't be able to continue with the National Guard.

Kevin has been serving in the guard for about three years. He’s completed a deployment to Afghanistan.

“That right now is his biggest thing, because he’s always wanted to serve his country,” said Tavie Moss. “He’s worried about providing for his family, he wanted to buy a house, he has a job that he can only have that job with the guard, because he’s in the guard, and so he’s worried about losing that.”

The GoFundMe page is looking for donations to help with Moss's medical bills and care of their 3-year-old daughter.

“I believe and I hope and I pray that this will just make him a stronger person,” said Tavie Moss.