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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

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Jacob Michael and Max at the 2010 Brian Hess Golf Tournament

Jacob Michael and Max at the 2010 Brian Hess Golf Tournament

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Well, summer break is over and we are back to school!!! I believe I had mentioned in the last journal about Brian's summer schedule... Brian worked really hard all summer with three days of physical therapy and three days of speech therapy... The goal was to trying get Brian to
where he had been physically... Brian had become extremely tired and all he wanted to do was sleep... He could barely stand up straight to walk to and from places... During  the summer Brian had worked up to walking on the treadmill for 30 minutes and even the elliptical at times for 30 minutes!!! I feel like I have seen a great improvement over the eight weeks of his summer schedule...he Is walking much
better and I feel like it seems he has a bit more energy...
Brian's fall schedule has him doing speech two times a week and then working with Brian Ellis at calloways two days a week. Then on Fridays we try and take a walk... The weather should be nice soon so we will probably try and ride Brian's bike some.

Brian had an appt with dr Dammers. A Neuropsychologist... Part of what Brian was dealing with, being so tired, we felt had to do with some depression from the brain injury... Which is completely understandable. We started off upping the dosage of the medication that helps give Brian more energy. It seemed to help a little bit but did not change his mood swings. We had another good meeting with Dr. Dammers where we started to try to pull Brian off of one of his medications and change to a different drug... That's kind of where we are right now. It has only been a few days since he has been on the new medication and I haven't seen much of a difference yet. The main thing is I just want Brian to have some sort of happiness. I know the physical state he is and has him feeling frustrated and down but a lot of it also has to do with the brain injury and needing some sort of medication to help balance out the chemicals. I am praying this new medication will help him. Another good thing with meeting with Dr. Dammers is that Brian gets to talk out how he feels about everything. It seems to be a good meeting but once we get home it seems to be back to where we started from. I do feel that this is part of the injury and I hate that for him.
we will continue to meet with Dammers as I pray that it will be some sort of outlet for Brian and allow him to discuss his feelings and maybe get some insight on how to place his feelings...

I can't believe Jacob Michael is in the 3rd grade and just turned 9yrs old!!! Jacob is such a big help with Emmie Claire who just turned 7mths last week. Emmie Claire looks so much like Jacob did at this age it's crazy!  I'm so thankful for the both of them every day for the opportunity to be their mother... Clearly this is not the path that I expected our lives to take but I know we are so blessed...

BRIAN HESS Benefit Golf Tournament
Monday, October 5th
we are only a few weeks out from the tournament. We hope you guys can come out and play!!! You can sign up on your own or get a team of 4. If you're not a golfer some people will sponsor teams or even come out to volunteer. If you go to the website you can see where you can sign up for teams are also sign up to help volunteer to help with tournament. This tournament is so special to us. It reminds Brian that  he has not been forgotten, that so many people still care for him and continue to pray for his healing. We hope you guys will either come out to play or volunteer to help for part of the day! :-)

please continue to pray for Brian's healing... Specifically his sight...As the years pass we may get more adjusted to how things are but it doesn't get easier. Brian continues to get down wondering if he will ever see again. I often have to just let him vent a bit but remind him that no matter how long it has been, we are in Gods hands. And it is God and only God has the power to heal him completely. And I will continue to pray and believe in his power to open Brian's eyes that he may see. I'm excited for and wait for the day that he's able to see Jacob Michael and Emmie Claire...

I want to thank all of you who continue to send Brian emails and catch up on how we are through Caringbridge and continue to pray for us. It truly means the world to us and somedays, helps us simply get through that day.

Heavenly Father, Thank you so much for the many, many blessings you have given us. Thank you for allowing us to see the blessings you have given us and not just see the sadness and frustration that is before us sometimes. Thank you for you have blessed us with and the old friends and new friends You have given us through this time. Lord, we know you are in control. We continue to lift  Brian up and pray that you will have mercy on us. That you would open his eyes and allow him to physically see. And we will give all the glory and honor to you.
We ask these things in your Son's name

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

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Shannon Templet

Its been a while since I posted but i continue to read all Kimmie's post. I love hearing your updates. I hope the golf tournament is another success. Here's to cooler weather, Tiger's Football and god health.

Shannon Templet
Lea Anne Schroeder
Love hearing the updates on Brian and your family! Know that you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers...
Lea Anne Schroeder
Sharon Gentry Lea
By Sharon Gentry Lea
I'm always lifted up by your posts and the accomplishmects Brian has made. I love hearing how the children have grown and what they are doing. Brian is challenged in so many ways and through him your family is challenged as well. You are correct that only God has the snswers for our lives so we continue to PRAY for your family for guidance and healing for Brian.
Love to you all from Port Hudson, La,
Sharon Ducote Lea
Tamari Hood
{{{Hugs}}} to all! We think of you often and continue to pray for Brian's full recovery.
Elaine Wilson
By Harvey, Elaine and family
Dear Brian and Kimen,

It is always a joy to read all about your life. What a wonderful blessing to know everyone is praying and believing Brian, that God will continue to work in your life and the lives of you Kimen and adorable Jacob and Emmie Claire.

Expecting another great Brian Hess Golf Tournament. Kimen, please continue as time allows, to share updates through CaringBridge.
Love to all,
Harvey, Elaine and family