Charlie’s Story

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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

Charlie's 18th Birthday!

Hi everyone!

Today is Charlie's 18th Birthday!  Charlie and dad went and picked out a 20ft Christmas tree today and tonight they are all celebrating Charlie's birthday with potato sausage balls.

When I think back to the day 4 months ago that I got the text from my mom saying "GO TO HCMC NOW, SOMETHING HAPPENED TO CHARLIE", I was completely terrified.  I know that no one goes to HCMC from Cambridge unless it's bad.  We spent more than two weeks watching Charlie in a medically induced coma and wondering how we would all survive this.  And now look how far we have come since those awful two weeks! 

And today, we get to celebrate Charlie's 18th birthday.  A day that we didn't know if or how we would celebrate it.  You have come so far, Charlie!  You never cease to amaze every single one of us every single day with your positive attitude, humor, level of determination, and how you never allow the last 4 months to define who you are.  Even before your accident you had all these attributes.  Which is exactly why you have so many people that love you and pray for you every day! 

I know that 17 was a tough year, so it can only get better from here! 

Happy HAPPY birthday to my baby brother!  We love you so much and can't wait to see how great of a year you are going to have :)

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Helen Eklund
By Helen Eklund
Hi Charllie HAPPY BIRTHDAY Hope you are having a good day. Why did you get such a small tree.HA HA have fun decorating it and enjoy your supper Wiahing you a VERY GOOD 18th YEAR. Good Night I Love You Hope to see you soon Love Grandma Helen