UPDATE: Gympie teen on the mend after horror crash
A 17-YEAR-OLD Gympie teenager who was "critically" injured in a horror crash in Pomona last week has improved and is now in a serious condition.
Angus Meyndershagen, of Traveston, suffered critical injuries after crashing his car into a tree on Pomona-Kin Kin Road on Saturday October 19.
Angus was flown to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital where he currently remains.
His uncle Chris Rice commented on the Pomona and District Weather Warnings Facebook site saying his nephew survived the accident but has "extensive injuries."
"Thank you for your concern and well wishes," he said.
Angus is a keen fisherman often participating at the Australian Bass Tournaments and was highly commended last year placing in the top 10 non-boaters in the Junior Grand Final.
He was also involved in the Cooroy Pirates Junior Rugby League team as well as the Pomona team in the Junior AFL.
Founder of Breaking down the barriers, Justine Christerson said she has reached out to Angus's family in case they need any help while staying in Brisbane.
"I just wanted to let his family know that because he (Angus) is 17, that the family would qualify to stay at the Ronald McDonald house through the patient travel subsidy scheme," she said.
"His family would be able to stay at the Ronald McDonald house just down from the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital which would ease the burden on them."
Ms Christerson founded the program seven years ago to let families know about the travel subsidy scheme and has helped thousands of families in doing so. She provides trips free of charge to shops, airports, hospitals and pretty much anywhere that is needed for her customers. She also does home cooked meals and has in the past three weeks cooked a total of 120 meals.
She was a 2016 QLD Local Hero Nominee for her work in supporting rural patients in city hospitals.
Ms Christerson does not get paid to do it and to fund the program either digs into her family's own pocket or gets donations from people who follow Breaking Down the Barriers.
"My number one concern would be to ensure he makes a full recovery and that he can be reunited with his family," she said.
"I just want to make it less of a worry for them."