"I was born with sight impairment. If I could wake up tomorrow morning and see, I'd be terrified," Day said.
His life was made easier about 10 months ago when he was introduced to 17-year-old Morgan Trujillo, a girl with ranching in her blood. She helps Day by driving him around the ranch to check on cattle and move them when necessary.
"She's basically my eyes, she drives, she looks, she describes things to me," Day said.
"If he needs eyes, I'm basically there, so I have my hand in about everything that happens out here," Trujillo said.
Two weeks ago, she was helping move cattle about 500 yards out in a field when something went wrong.
"She screamed and then I heard the horse run and I knew we had a disaster," Day said.
Unable to see where Trujillo was in the field, Day had to rely on his sense of hearing to find her. He could hear her crying and followed the sound until he located her. Trujillo was conscious but had obviously suffered a head injury. She was not coherent.
"Then it was decision time. Do you leave her to come to the house and call or do you bring her?" Day said.
He made the decision to carry her out because of a fear that he wouldn't be able to find her again and concerns her condition would worsen if left alone.
"I think that it is amazing how he made it back with me and he said he didn't put me down as he opened the gates. That's amazing," Trujillo said.
Once back at the ranch, paramedics from the Nunn Fire Department worked to stabilize Trujillo before she was transported by helicopter to the hospital in Greeley. She spent three days in the hospital and remembers nothing of the accident. She's just glad Day was there for her when she needed it most.
"I feel lucky that he found me and everything didn't go worse," Trujillo said.
Doctors say it will be weeks and maybe months before Trujillo will be able to work on the ranch again. She suffered a moderate brain injury in the accident. Once she has recovered from the injury, Trujillo plans to go back to the ranch to continue being Day's eyes.
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