When one of his horses crashed into him without warning, Rick Wanless had no idea how badly he was hurt.
Wanless, who is in his late 70s, was working on his ranch in British Columbia four years ago when the collision happened. It didn't seem so bad at first, but the pain was intense. He had broken his pelvis and suffered severe internal injuries.
A team of paramedics rushed him to a local hospital. From there, he was transported by medevac to a trauma center in Vancouver.