Jackson Hole Ski Instructor Impales His Face On Tree Branch While Tree Skiing, Laughs It Off, Gets Stitched Up

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Natty Hagood is about to become an Internet legend for legendary photos of his face being impaled by a tree branch during his job as a Jackson Hole, Wyoming ski instructor.

THIS IS REAL. I’VE CONFIRMED VIA HIS FACEBOOK AND THE IDAHO NEWS. AGAIN, IT’S REAL!

From the Idaho State Journal:

But when 29-year-old Natty Hagood, a ski instructor for Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming, impaled his face on a branch while trying to jump between two trees, he called it a game-breaker.

“When I laugh, I have to hold the left side of my face down at this weird angle that makes me look like this crotchety old man,” he said. “And I drool more than I used to.”

Hagood said the image of the stick stuck through his lip is still one of the most gnarly things he’s ever seen.

A GoFundMe was created to pay Natty’s deductible to have the branch yanked out and to have his face stitched up. And here’s the sobering news: the GoFundMe is only $1,500. Nobody is out here trying to get rich. There’s only $115 to go to hit the goal.

From the GoFund Me:

Today I cut it a little too close to a tree while skiing. The surgery to remove the stick will easily cost me over a thousand dollars. My deductible is 1250. This was totally unplanned and sucks so if y’all would be so kind as to chip in for my medical expenses that would be sooo cool. Guess I should reconsider the lip piercing trend.
Legend. No other words needed.

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