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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.

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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

New Year!!!

I am truly sorry it has been so long since I have updated! Since my last update lots has happened :-) let's see if we can get caught up! 
 The prayer service Brian was really nice! We had a handful of our friends and family who usually come not be able to make it but then we had some new faces so it was very nice!  If any of you have ever come to our prayer service you know that Brian will talk a little bit at the beginning and then I end up talking and praying. This year Brian had centerstage  Hahaha! Which he should!
 Definitely was not planned but it was perfect! This prayer time is so special to us as it brings friends and family and supporters of Brian and our family together to thank God for the blessings He has given us to continue to ask for complete healing for Brian.  Though December 21st is a sad day in this sense for our family, the prayer service definitely brings some light to it! 
 Christmas was really nice! It's been so long  we have had a baby in the house! 
 Celebrated at a lot of birthdays within the family since Christmas...Tommy, my dad, Ms Bev, Jennifer, Grier Marie, Brittney and now...We are into February and  Emmie Claire will be ONE  tomorrow! I can't believe it... This entire year has been a year that I never would have never believed! Never in a million years would I have thought that we would have another child or a baby girl.  Jacob Michael absolutely adores her, which is such a blessing... We will celebrate her birthday on Sunday!  I promise to post pictures that evening...
 So we are continuing with speech therapy and Brian's visit to Callaway's but we have also started a new type of therapy a little before December.  We are going to continue with therapy for a while praying that God can use it and the therapists to help continue Brian's healing. Mr Tommy has really taken a big part in this by doing the exercises with him for at the week. 
 Brian is doing OK with the day to day bouts of depression... He has his  good moments and definitely bad...  As do I  hahaha
Besides Brian being able to see,if there was anything I could to fix for him it would probably be the depression... It truly breaks my heart for him...
 As we began 2016  Brian and I promised each other that we would pray more together. Going to God,  laying our hearts in front of Him... Asking for His direction and for His mercy.  I know that I will pray throughout the day and  I know Brian does...but Praying together as husband and wife is definitely something that we have slacked on... You know, as time goes on and Brian is still not healed in the sense that we hoped he would be,  It can definitely lead to more depression and doubt... Praying that we can become stronger as a family this year... continuing to trust  I am God's power and His Will...
I really can't thank all of you enough for continuing to check the website and praying for us. I am praying that this is an amazing year of change for our family. Praying God will continue to show us mercy and that he would allow Brian  find happiness in where we are... But never losing sight of God's amazing power to completely heal him. 

 Please continue to lift Brian up in your prayers. As always, he loves getting emails sent to him
 Please continue to pray for Brian's complete healing...especially his sight... 

 Heavenly Father,  thank you for the many, many blessings you have given us... Help us to be who you want us to be Lord... To come to you every day not just giving you our list of needs but listening to what you would have for our family... Lord, we know that you were in control and trust and Your faithfulness.   I continue to lift up Brian, asking for you to heal him completely. Restore him completely from the top of his head to the bottom of his feet. I ask these things in your sons name.

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

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Elaine Wilson
Dear Brian, Kimen, Jacob and Emmie Claire,

What a joy to see an update in the journal! It is truly amazing looking back how important this journal has been for everyone. It is great to know how much you have improved over the years Brian. I know with an injury, time seems endless and long, but truly it is fast and the years go by so quickly. Children bring so much life into a home and a family. They are really what make the years seem so short.
Depression is far worse than eyesight could ever be. The struggle that a person that is depressed goes through is huge. I pray if Brian doesn't have counseling in this area Kimen that you find it for him. They are many professionals and some are Christians so their medical knowledge combined with their love of God can perhaps help Brian look at life with a new view. There is so much available on audio discs. Depression puts you in a box and some people can't find their way out on their own.
Hard to believe Emmie Claire is almost a year old! What a huge joy she is to to all. You are so blessed with a son and a daughter!
Sorry we missed the special time of prayer at your home. It is great that there were many new faces to see Brian this year and that Brian did so much - wow! That is awesome Brian!
Keep believing and moving forward.
Harvey and Elaine