My Story

Chris was involved in an accident while on duty. He is a police officer for the City of Beaufort. 

He was hit by a car while on duty working an accident that had happened previously that night. 

He was flown to MUSC because he had multiple injuries. His injuries are serious, but we are hopeful for his recovery. 

He is in the surgical trauma intensive care unit at MUSC. He has suffered multiple fractures including broken ribs. He is scheduled for surgery on Thursday. Although he is very alert and in good spirits the next few days will be critical to the speed of his recovery. Because of his rib fractures, breathing takes all of his energy and he is very easily worn out. Because of this we are asking that he have no visitors. 

I will update as often as I can, and do my best to answer any pressing questions. I am also setting up a Caring Bridge site for people to check for updates. If you do not wish to get the updates, please email me back and ask me to take you off of my list. Or you can check my facebook page if you prefer, just let me know. 

I am thankful that I have a place to stay in Charleston - and the Beaufort Police Department is taking very care of us as well as all of our family at Community Bible Church. The children are all safe and taken care of.

Below is the story from our local newspaper.

Charlotte Cushman

The Lord will keep you from all harm - He will watch over your life. Psalm 121:7


Charlotte Cushman posted a new journal entry, "Home Again Tonight!".

Hello everyone - Happy to announce that we will be coming home to Beaufort tonight. Thank you for continuing to pray. Hope to get settled in over the weekend as we work on ... Read more

Charlotte Cushman posted a new journal entry, "Update 10-9-13".

Chris had a good report today. He has developed an allergic reaction to the wound vac, so they have changed to a safeblood dressing which stimulates cell growth. He will ... Read more

Tim and Debbie Grimm signed Chris's Guestbook.

Chris a.k.a. JaaaacckkThey call me Trimm. Just heard about your accident. I pray for a full recovery. Beaufort needs their finest officer back on duty. My apologies for ... Read more

Charlotte Cushman posted a new journal entry, "Update September 29th".

Well I haven't posted in a really long time. I am so sorry about that. Chris is doing very well and is coming along in rehab. He is walking now and moving around pretty ... Read more

Charlotte Cushman added a new photo.

Charlotte Cushman posted a new journal entry, "Update & Charleston Salutes".

It has been a very busy week for our family. Getting "back to school" in another city, while also staying engaged in caring for Chris, doesn't leave a whole lot ... Read more

Charlotte Cushman posted a new journal entry, "Update Thursday Sept 5th".

Thank you for praying for us. It has been a challenging 7 days, but I am thankful as we approach the 4 week mark since Chris' accident. It is important to restate how ... Read more

Scott Dowling signed Chris's Guestbook.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and hoping for a speedy recovery.Scott and Edna DowlingLa Vergne, TN Read more

Charlotte Cushman posted a new journal entry, "Update Monday Sept 2".

Update Monday - Hope everyone is well. Chris got his trach capped today... so he officially not hooked up to any hoses now. Last night we went through the last of the pile ... Read more

Charlotte Cushman posted a new journal entry, "Update Wednesday August 28th".

Chris will be at Kindred for another 4-6 weeks. There are some concerns about infection, so the doctor's think it will be best for him to do his rehab there. He is very ... Read more

Charlotte Cushman posted a new journal entry, "Update Monday 8-26-13".

Chris is continuing to work hard on recovering. He had physical & speech therapy today and they also worked on his breathing. Thank you so much for continuing to ... Read more

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