This is Tucker Anderson's caring bridge website. We'll do our best to keep you up-to-date while Tucker is on his road to recovery. Thanks to all of those who have left us words of encouragement. It has been such a blessing to hear of all of the prayers going up for Tucker!
As many of you already know, Tucker was in a terrible car accident on the morning of September 7th. He lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a tree head on. Tucker sustained severe trauma to his head and was transported to Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital in Pensacola. He received emergency surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain. Surgery went well and thus far there is no additional bleeding. He has several fractured vertebrae, but has total movement in both arms and legs. He also suffered a broken orbital socket on the right side of his face. Tucker's vital signs are solid, and he has begun responding to some basic commands (although not consistently). Continuing to have clear CT scans will be critical to his recovery. Hopefully Tucker will be waking up soon. Then the true recovery begins! We appreciate all of the prayers going up for Tucker. He will require all the prayers he can get, but if anyone can beat this it's Tuck!
"To those whom much is given, much is expected." This quote from John F. Kennedy feels so appropriate today! Sitting on my back porch, reflecting on the wonderful events of yesterday, the incredible people that we are blessed to have in our lives and the endless efforts of our family, friends, PGA Tour members and community.......it doesn't get much better! I guess I don't have to tell you the joy that the Foundations first fundraiser has brought to us! I've been sitting here, going over the last 8 months, ohhhhh how far we've come! We have been given much and hope we can begin to give back a fraction of the support, and love bestowed on us! Yesterday was everything we had ever hoped for, I hope everyone involved felt the joy that the Anderson's felt. What a dream come true! Right down to , Tucker hitting a shot with every group on a par 3. He was not pleased with his performance, but I bet your not surprised to hear that! Consider the fact that he could not even hit a golf ball, just a few weeks ago!! (Can I end every sentence with an exclamation point????) We were able to have a Wounded Warrior play in the golf tournament. What a precious young man. He was amazing to watch and Tucker was mesmerized by his story. He had many uplifting things to say to Tucker to give him hope for a full recovery. He had also suffered a brain injury, among other injuries. It was great have him with us, as well as all of our other players. I could talk forever about the precious people that participated!
Tomorrow we head down to Jacksonville for Tucker's glasses. What an exciting day! No more double vision. This will not heal Tucker's eye, but will allow him to read and write........and see 1 of everything! He is beyond excited! He will also begin his first session of vision therapy. I pray this will help his brain engage the right eye.
Enjoy this beautiful day, what's left of it, and all the possibilities for tomorrow!