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Candle Light Service in front of our home:  Sunday, December 21st @ 6pm
16923 Sunset Point Court Baton Rouge, La 70816

Please know that all funds are to help with daily necessities & additional therapy not covered by worker's comp. Medical necessities are covered thru WORKMAN'S COMP.

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December 21st, 2006  Our lives would change forever.


Brian was headed with his baskeball  team to defend their title in the Barbe Holiday Tournament...on the way to Lake Charles, the van Brian was riding in was struck by a car from the opposite side of the interstate...Brian suffered a traumatic brain injury and would be in a coma for over 4 months...at the time of the accident, brian had been head coach of the woodlwan basketball team for 1 year...had a new born baby boy and had a bright future ahead of him...little did we know how our lives would change...we trust and believe in God's power to heal brian and ask that you continue to stand with us through our journey...


../>Bracelets: www.geauxstrong.com Brian Hess Special Fund Account (Regions Bank)hi everyone....just wanted to thank everyone for all the phone calls and give ya'll a rundown of what happened with brian...the team was traveling to lake charles for basketball tournament sometime around 4pm(dec 21st 2006)...car in oncoming traffic attempted to pass and pushed another car across median...brian's van (jv coach driving. brian passenger. some players in car) hit the car that came across traffic...the passenger of that car was killed instantly...jv coach suffered breaks in his arm and wrist...he is home and fine...one player broke jaw...surgery...home and fine....my brother...not so fine...he had to be cut from the car and has been unconscious ever since...he is intubated(breathing on a ventillator)and is in a coma...bruising on his brain...he has a tube in his head to monitor pressure on the brain...when a healthy person lies down the pressure in your head is about 10-15mmHg...his fluctuates from 22-27...we are trying to keep it below 30 with meds...no surgery yet...hope to hear about 3rd cat scan in the next few minutes (it is 11am now)love you all and please keep him in your thoughts and prayers


Latest Journal Update

Blessings...

I hope you guys enjoy the new pictures! I put a handful in the photos area...
let's see if I can go back to 10 February!!! I had a scheduled section set for 8 AM... Sarah drove me to the hospital for 6 AM and Rebecca got Jacob ready 
And Ms Bev, mr. Tommy and one of our sitters, Tiffany, help to get Brian to the hospital... Brian and Rebecca were able to be in the operating room with me.... My friend Christi was able to come in to take pictures...
Everything went very smooth... I was a bit loopy throughout the day but I can see Jacob Michael's face vividly after he saw his baby sister for the first time!!! He just seem to be mesmerized... I was so thankful that Brian was able to be in the operating room... With Rebecca trying to give him a play-by-play :-) 
while I stayed in the hospital Sarah, Brittney and Becky stayed with me and my family and Brian's family took turns being at the house with Jacob. I am so thankful to have the family and friends that we do to be able to function!!! Right now I have a bit of a schedule between two sitters and my older sister Stacie to watch Emmie Claire during the week while I work...
This is my busy season for work so My mom has been staying a night or two a week with me so that I can work throughout the night... I often feel A bit crazy right now with the schedule and I am so thankful to both sides of our families... I know if I am in need everyone is here to help...

Brian is adjusting to having his new baby girl home... Having her in the bassinet in the room with us has made for some changes for him!!! He turns on his air phones  more often rather than the TV and he can't have the fan quite as high as he likes :-)
I have had to remind Brian to please be quiet at certain times as I have just gotten her to sleep exclamation!!! it's hard because he cannot see exactly what I am doing with her so when he has a random question like he usually does he'll just ask... Even at 2 o'clock in the morning!!! Hahaha
Jacob is such a sweet big brother! He has even gotten up on his own in the mornings before school to get dressed early so that he could hold her...
Rebecca just started a new job right at the new year so she is getting used to waking up super early and adjusting to hearing the baby crying that we have not had an eight years!!!
even though I am absolutely exhausted... All of the time!!! When I look at Jacob Michael and now Emmie Claire, it just makes everything worth it...
my heart breaks for Brian at times when I see how frustrated he gets that he cannot see Emmie Claire or be more hands-on with her... There is absolutely no doubt that God has blessed us with her for a reason...
We do our best to make sure Brian gets to hold her for a while...
brian is continuing with OT and speech 2x a week and calloways 1x a wk...I am so thankful to his therapists at neurotherapy specialists...Brian has his good days and bad days and they continue to stick by him...Brian Ellis, Brian's trainer is so good whith him... Gives him that "guy time" he needs...

Jacob Michael is playing baseball with some of his school buddies...he is playing shortstop again this year and loving it!!! The coaches are really teaching the boys and making it fun for them as well...

Emmie Claire made two months on 4/10 so she will get her shots tomorrow...we are hoping to get back to church next weekend...I have been so leery about taking her anywhere before she gets her shots. Praying for tomorrow that she has an amazing check up and that everything goes well...

all in all we are doing well... I think we are all still adjusting to having a newborn in the house but we are also thankful for her... 

Please continue to keep us in your prayers... Especially Brian... He struggles daily with who he is and why God has not completely healed him... I continue to pray for God to heal him and that He will give Brian the ability to rest in knowing that God is in control... That he gave us this baby girl for a reason... God chose him, Brian, to be her father and Jacob Michael's father...

I promised update a little more often now that I know I can do it from my phone...

please continue to email Brian when you have time...
coachbhess@gmail.com
it means so much to him...

please continue to pray for Brian... The specifically for his sight...

Heavenly Father, thank you so much for many many blessings...
for this precious baby girl that you have given us... Lord, thank you for our family and our friends... You knew exactly who we would need to get through this... Please help me to be the mother that I need to be for Jacob Michael and Emmie Claire and the wife that Brian needs...
I continue to lift up Brian and his sight... Lord, I know you are in control... Remind Brian who he is in You... Place your guardian angels around Brian, Jacob Michael and Emmie Claire...

I love you Brian... I love you daddy
Kimen, Jacob Michael & Emmie Claire




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Andy Blank
By Andy Blank
Emmie Claire is adorable and has a beautiful smile like her mom! I think she looks just like you, Kimen, so now y'all have a carbon copy of each of you...perfect! God bless all of you and continued prayers for Brian's sight and his faith that God has a plan.
Joni Muscarello Leggio
By Joni Muscarello Leggio
So happy for you all. You new little blessing is adorable! Congratulations!
Kathy Lewis
By Kathy Armstrong Lewis (and Brandon and Dylan )
As always, you are an inspiration and a superwoman!! Your family is BEAUTIFUL! We miss ya'll and are praying for you! Again, just a beautiful family!
Pam Cheairs Maddocks
By Pam Cheairs Maddocks