Thank you for your interest in our story... below is the first blog post I wrote regarding our journey... we have seen so many miracles and I am in awe daily of the MIGHTY GOD we serve. With God's strength, Adam has overcome so many odds and we are so blessed by the journey God has chosen for us. I pray that as you read all that God has done for us, that you will be blessed and know that God's presence and love will be tangibly felt as you share in our journey!
Here is the story of what happened as well as I can remember it...
has always had a passion for motocross and loves a day when he can get out to a
good track and ride. Adam has even taught Mackenzie to ride and enjoy a good
track. This Saturday May 15th we packed up as a family and met our friends
(the Lapiana's) at
the track. Adam was familiar with this track, he went riding on
it the week before. However, from what I understand they reversed the track
(which rarely happens) and this makes the jumps unstable for a bit until riders
can break the jumps in. Adam was on his second outing around the track and was
aware that this particular jump was rough, and was not able to clear
Mackenzie and I were on the observation deck of the track waiting for
Adam to come around when Mackenzie saw Adam wreck. Our friend that were riding
with (Bill Lapiana)
was right behind Adam and was able to keep Adam alive with his EMT training.
Adam was airlifted to UNC Chapel Hill. By the time we arrived at the
hospital Adam had arrived 10 minutes before, and was in surgery to relieve pressure off
his swollen brain within 30 minutes after that. The fact that Adam made it
through Saturday night was a complete miracle according to his
We were told the first 72 hours will be touch and go, but praise
God, Adam's vitals at are stable. This is a good thing, but we are not in the
clear yet. He is still in a coma, non-responsive (which means not a drug
induced)... he is sedated between neuro exams. He is on a ventilator to help him
breath, the best part about this is he is breathing quite a bit on his own
(which is a huge improvement in the last 24 hours), the ventilator is now just
helping him breath deeper.
Adam's injury is a severe left brain injury,
the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body so while there
has been movement on both sides of his body it's not with out the nurses and
doctors using painful stimulus manipulation to get movement from
him. Adam's brain was hemorrhaging and was given a grim outlook
upon arrival; he has already astonished the doctors by being able to respond to
manipulated movement based on his initial arrival. He is by no means out of the
As the doctors continue to remind me, this is a marathon and
we are not even the second step into it. We will need continual prayers.
Philippians 4:6 & 7 Do not be anxious about anything but in everything by
prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, presents your requests to God. And the
peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your
minds in Christ Jesus.
I recognize God as my comfort and my source of
strength, He has carried me every step of the way through this and will continue
to do so. I am trusting in Him completely, and where there is faith there is no
fear. I will do my best to update when I can, until next time... there is power
in praying in Jesus' name.
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