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Charlie’s Story

Welcome to our CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most.

On the evening of July 12, 2014 Charlie was in a severe car accident, which we believe was secondary to low blood sugar. Due to the severity of the car accident, he was airlifted to HCMC. Once he arrived to HCMC, he was diagnosed with lung contusions (bruising of the lungs) and multiple vertebral (spinal) fractures. Charlie is showing signs of improvement every day and he has a great team of doctors and nurses working with him! We appreciate your continued prayers and encouragement. With all of your support, we have no doubt that Charlie will have the strength and courage to get through this!

Latest Journal Update

Back in Rehab!

Hi everyone,

After a very physically and emotionally tough weekend, Charlie was finally discharged from the medical unit at Abbott NW Hospital and readmitted back to the Sister Kenny Rehab unit early this afternoon.  Woohoo! 

Thank you all so much for your prayers! 

For those of you that do not know me, I am a highly detailed and quite persistent person that will do everything within my power to ensure the situation that caused him to be sent to the ICU on Friday is thoroughly investigated and addressed.  I am actually a critical care nurse that recently became a certified nurse practitioner.  I keep pretty close tabs on everything that goes on with his care...I'm very protective of my baby brother :)

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3 Comments

Helen Eklund
By Helen Eklund
Hi Charlie. HAPPY HALLOWeEN Hope to see you soon love you Grandma Helen.
lynn schauer
By Lynn Schauer
Thank God! WE all must be advocates for our families! Keep workin' Hard Charlie!
Sheila Cooper
By Sheila Cooper
You are awesome! So glad you can keep tabs on what is going on. It has got to be so frustrating to see a major mistake happen, and not be in charge. Thank you for all the updates!