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Brian’s Story

Brian Hess Benefit Golf Tournament will be held Monday, October 5th, 2015...Hope you will join us! More details to come soon!

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. for Golf Tournament info


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 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: 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) 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 player broke and 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 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

Summer is Here!!!

Wow!!! It's July 5th!!! Lots to catch you up on so here goes! : )

Brian had been working really hard in therapy but just always seemed so tired. If he didn't have to get up, he didn't want to... When he'd have therapy, some days were good and other days he could barely stand up!!! His walking was getting worse and he was just exhausted... We had a "family" meeting with all of his therapists at Neurotherapy Specialists... We talked through things and came to the conclusion they something needed to change for Brian... 1. Emmie Claire was still in our room which would wake Brian up throughout the night so we moved her to her room : ) this has helped Brian to be a bit more rested in the mornings... We also decided to give OT and Calloways a break during the summer but to do a "Boot Camp" with PT. Brian hasn't had clinical PT in a few years so we were excited to see how it might help Brian... So basically Brian Hess PT three days a week and Speech three days a week. They are working his tail off we have already seen and boost in his energy and the way he is standing and walking. We do have an appointment with a neuropsychologist at the end of this month. I am hoping he will be able to help us explore to see if we need to change up any of Brian's medications to help him with his mood and energy :-) I am so thankful to the therapist at Neurotherapy specialists. Though it's not always easy to come to terms with where things are in our lives, they are always there to support us and to help Brian get the most out of his life how things are right now. I am truly praying that this jump in therapy will help with his energy but we have also started trying to spend more Quality family time together. Making a conscious effort of getting out of the house and doing stuff together.  Playing games together, getting Brian, Jacob and Emmie Claire out to swim, etc...Praying to see God's hand this summer.

So I am not sure if any of you were aware but Brian won a contest from 104.5FM!!! Apparently there was a contest to win an engagement ring and he won!!! I don't know how I didn't hear anything about it as I usually listen with Brian but I had just had Emmie Claire and was right back to work so I didn't hear a word!!! Our dear friend Stephanie Bourg helped Brian email his letter as to why he wanted to win the contest...he explains how he was in an accident ( in more details) and doesn't remember proposing to me... That he would love more than anything to be able to surprise me with this ring...along with many family and friends, Brian's letter had the most votes by a landslide!!! Stephanie took Brian to pick out my ring and he explains how he knows I would not want to replace my original engagement ring... He asked if he could pick out a band... What I am told they pulled out a few bands and describe them to Brian... When they mentioned that one had an antique look he immediately says that's it!!! He tells them that I love the look of antique jewelry and that is how my original engagement ring is... So one evening he has me come into the living room and has Jacob hand me a box... Jacob then says, "Mommy, daddy wants to know if you will marry him again."... I open the box and it is a beautiful band!!! I had heard about the contest weeks before on the radio but had no idea that Brian had written in much less had won!!! This past week Brian and I went to Cut Fine Jewelery owned by Matthew Patton and his wife Devon... Jordy and Derrick from the morning 104.5FM show met us there.  It was perfect!!! Brian truly enjoyed being able to visit with them and to surprise me with this ring... Very special... Sometimes as I am praying for God's mercy on our family and to heal Brian completely, I picture us having a second wedding. One that he can remember and one that he can see...

So to catch you up on the kids! Wow! I just said kids!!! Still weird!!! Hahaha : )
Jacob Michael completed the second grade and had a blast playing baseball. He played shortstop this season and absolutely loved every single minute of it!!! He truly loves the game :-) he has been an amazing big brother to his little sister...Emmie Claire will be 5months this week!!! She has started rolling around and has rolled from her back to her stomach a few times and from her stomach to her back once!!! I know this is just the beginning...She's getting so big and is just so precious :-) God has truly blessed us with our two children. 

I truly am sorry that it has been so long since I've updated... Your continued prayers and support is so special to us and I promise to do a better job of keeping you guys up todate! : ) 

Brian Hess Golf Tournament: many people have asked so I wanted to let you guys know that we will be having Brian's annual benefit golf tournament this year!!! I hope you guys will join us on Monday, October 5... More details to come soon...

I will be adding some new pictures so go take a look :-)

Really, I just want to thank all of you for your continued prayers and support. Not in a million years would I have imagined that we would have two amazing children. Jacob Michael and Emmie Claire are just amazing. And the family and friends that God has blessed us with an unbelievable...this Is not the plan or the path I had pictured my life to have taken but I  continue to pray that God is in control and thank Him for the many blessings...

please continue lifting Brian up in prayer. Praying specifically for his site to be restored... Don't forget to send him an email when you have time here and there. He truly looks forward to it sweetie those to him...

Heavenly father, thank you so much for the many many blessings you have given us... Thank you for the amazing family you have given us and that dear friends, new and old you have brought into our lives... I pray that we see a difference in Brian's energy and excitement for life this summer... Lord, I just left Brian up to you... Praying that you will heal him, heal him completely... Allow him to see his son and baby girl... It is in You that we trust and in You that we believe holds the power to do this... We ask all these things and Your Sons name.

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

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Ashley Layne
By Ashley Layne
Hey Kimen, it's Ashley Layne...I hope you remember me! We met while Brian and my husband Joey were each receiving hyperbaric oxygen therapy. I often think about everyone Joey and I met throughout our journey, but I could not think of your last name for the life of me. As I was coming home after work today, it hit me out of nowhere. I googled your names and found glad I did! It's wonderful to see that Brian is doing well! I'm praying for you two and your family. I see that you have a new addition....congratulations!

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Shannon Maggio
By Shannon Maggio
Kimen, you are truly an inspiration to me and so many others. I love reading your posts, and am looking forward to helping with the tournament. I've been at the desk checking people in in years past. Mainly I just wanted to say that I aspire to do better in my Christian walk based on how grounded you are and the light that you shine! And I'm sure that most are like me in that Bryan has and will always be in our nightly prayers regardless of the frequency of your posts, so no worries there! The ring is beautiful, and the kids are precious, and Bryan is still just as handsome as ever! If ever you need anything you can call!
Patricia Gorman
By The Gorman Family — last edited
God continues to bless you and your family. I totally admire the fact that you are always looking for new things to help Brian on his journey toward wellness and you just don't sit back and wait for God to do it all for you. You are a champion for your family and I know you know who strengthens you. God bless you and your precious family. Go Brian!!
shelli lemoine
By Shelli Lemoine
His tenacity and your patience are a perfect combo. You are both so deserving of the contest and the right winners were declared.
Tamari Hood
Beautiful Family!
Hugs and Prayers ~
Tamari & Jon Hood
Elaine Wilson
Dear Brian and Kimmen,
What a truly wonderful journal entry! All of you are not far from thought even though you no longer live down the street. It seems like gets more hectic by the day! You have so much going on and the Brian Hess Boot Camp sounds fantastic!
Both Jacob and Emmie Claire are going so fast. You both have a very beautiful family. What a wonderful blessing for Brian to have won the ring for you Kimmen! God certainly blesses in so many different ways.
Thank you for the pictures and for the wonderful journal entry. Brian, keep up the good work! You are truly amazing as is your beautiful wife!
Harvey and Elaine