A 7-year-old boy who attended a Winfield elementary school died Sunday after an accident while riding a horse.

Max Henderson was at home roping a calf sled when his pony flipped over on him, his family said in a statement through Silver Creek Rodeo Company. He was stabilized at William Newton Hospital in Winfield before he was taken to Wesley Medical Center.

Doctors found “a slight bleed and some minor internal injuries” before realizing that his vena cava, which carries de-oxygenated blood back to the heart, was severed, the statement said. Max died soon after surgery.

“The way God chose to call him home is not his legacy,” parents Shane and Missi Henderson said in the statement. “Please remember him for the way he lived, not died.”

From Kansas. Posted on September 16, 2019. Original Article