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CASEY J. BICKNELL, Special Needs Trust:
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On the evening of January 6th, 2010   I was running my Corvette at the 1/4 mile drag strip at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Florida and had a high speed accident that almost took my life.  But before you may jump to judgement that this is another story of a 18 year old boy and a hot rod, let me tell you more about ME.
I was a senior at Martin County High School, a Varsity Letterman in athletics on the school swim team; a good student with a 4.2 GPA advanced placement and honors; after high school classes I was taking college credits at the Indian River State Collage and I had been accepted Florida Gulf Coast University to work towards a civil engineering degree. 
OK, feeling confident in my driving skills for 2 years and wanting to drive my corvette in a controlled race track setting, I was excited about this experience! Up to the starting lights and I was off for a 1/4 mile straight run to 109 MPH; After that I don't recall what happened?? I went through a gravel area, through a wire safety net, into the sand box before I hit the wall at the end. The paramedics and EMT freed me unconscious from the wreckage. I was trauma hawked by helicopter to the St. Mary's Hospital trauma center in W.P.B. with only one vital sign, a heart beat! Once there quickly into CT scan and testing finding a severe head trauma and then on to a 2.5 hour surgery for a hemicraniectomy (skull cap removal) on my right side. Now back in recovery just 40 mins I was loosing my heart rate down to 30 bpm (86 bpm normal) and once again rushed back into emergency surgery for a left hemicraniectomy to save my life.  I   am    alive  !!
I have a large extended Family, some 25 of us including Mom, Dad, and Sister Brittany who are there in prayer and support.
My Friends, teammates, neighbors along with my girlfriend Chelsea being there with God as my Sheperd I am sure had healing powers. Thank You All.
The medical professionals at St. Mary's Medical Center in W.P.B. are the Best and I owe my life to them <3  I will Thank You All in person when I see you.

** You know it's not what's behind you or before you that matters, it's what's WITHIN YOU that matters the most.
I am in trusted and familiar hands.....God's and my own**

Gods Love,
Casey.

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MIND BLOCK:  Sorry to Casey followers that I have been away from CaringBridge for two months. My last post was that I was taking some time off/away (1 week) from CJ and ... Read more

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So Glad to see you yesterday Casey! I know that you recognized me from 3 years ago when I was a client there at FINR with you. The Lord has blessed me with such a ... Read more

Linda Stephens signed Casey "C.J."'s Guestbook.

Time to enjoy the renewal that Spring brings each year!! We appreciate all the updates. Sorry we did not ever connect in Atlanta. We were in the middle of moving to ... Read more

Kim Moore signed Casey "C.J."'s Guestbook.

Barry,Welcome back, to your life that is!  I'm so glad to hear that you took some time off to re-connect!  Remember that God created the 7th day to rest!   As always, ... Read more

Marsha and John Krashoc signed Casey "C.J."'s Guestbook.

Casey,So glad to see you are doing so well.  We are all praying for you and know that God hears our prayers.  Continue with your great work.  Barry - I'm so glad to see ... Read more

Alice Dycus signed Casey "C.J."'s Guestbook.

Barry, I think your decision to take some time off is absolutely great!!!  Maybe it will be good for C.J., in that he will not have total support and realize that there ... Read more

Debi signed Casey "C.J."'s Guestbook.

It sounds like Casey is still making progress which is awesome!    As for you taking some time off ... I think that's a great idea.  Good for you and for your wife and ... Read more

Debi Rivera signed Casey "C.J."'s Guestbook.

Wow, it sounds like CJ has a lot to keep him busy while you spend some time with Kathy and your daughter. I will be praying for all of you as I'm sure it won't be easy for ... Read more

Barry Bicknell posted a new journal entry.

DIFFERENT VIEW: I have decided to take some time off, away from CJ and FINR. To take a break and give more attention to other things that matter in my life too. I need to ... Read more

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