***Please note that the donation link to the right of this message is somewhat misleading; these are not for Keith. All donations made here help promote the CaringBridge website and their mission.***
We would like to explain to everyone what we know happened to Keith late Thursday night, early Friday morning, April 10th, 2009. Keith was in Austin, TX for his future brother-in-law’s bachelor party. Apparently around 12:30, Keith left a downtown Austin bar alone.
He walked a couple of blocks and entered a multi-level parking garage. Surveillance video has Keith entering the garage and riding the elevator up around 12:55 am. Another surveillance video captures him on the 7th floor sitting on a perimeter 4-foot tall wall, leaning against a concrete support column. He fell asleep while straddling the wall and sat there for approximately 1 hour. At around 2:30 am he apparently lost his balance and fell to the ground below. He landed about a foot or two from the building.
He miraculously landed in some of the only grassy ground cover in an area that is surrounded by concrete. A pedestrian who was walking by happened to see a person falling and was able to call 9-1-1 immediately. Paramedics were on the scene quickly and transported him a couple of blocks to the hospital. This particular hospital is the leading trauma center in Central Texas.
He underwent surgery to relieve the pressure and bleeding of the brain early that morning and has been in ICU ever since. His continued state is that he is in a coma and on life support. However, under these conditions of his first 48 hours, his vitals are considered to be stable and his responsiveness has continued to increase. Thank you for all of your prayers and the constant support that you are giving us.
**A FUND HAS BEEN SET UP TO HELP KEITH AND HIS FAMILY WITH MEDICAL/TRAVEL/LIVING/MOVING/BABY EXPENSES ETC. **
You can make a donation at ANY City Bank TX location under the Keith Beasley Fund. Check www.citybankonline.com for your nearest location.
You can also make a donation using a Check by Phone by calling 806-771-2886.
A special thanks to Brent Couch at City Bank, Josh Purkeypile, and Brittany Couch for getting this fund going.
********************************************** Both families are completely committed to taking care of Keith, and have put little thought into taking care of themselves. That’s where we come in. Although they ask for nothing but prayer, we know that we can help by taking care of the families while they take care of Keith. Meals, lodging and travel are a few basic things we can simplify for them. Below are some email accounts administered by loved ones that will help the family directly utilize the support we can all provide. Please see how you can help below and please continue to pray faithfully.
To volunteer Meals, restaurant gift cards, food deliveries or other food items please email Vonda Ilseng- email@example.com
I’ve thought about closing out these pages for a
while now but never felt it was the right time to do it. However, I
believe the time has come and this will be my last post.
at church this morning I feel like I had a few moments of clarity. I
felt so many different things during the months of Keith’s accident and
some of those things have lingered and remained in the form of
unanswered questions. I felt so sure that the Lord was going to restore
Keith and bring him back. I just knew that God was going to conquer
the grave and provide me with a huge miracle. I felt like I heard the
Lord speak to me several times telling me that what He was doing He was
doing for me and to me that meant He was healing Keith. After Keith
passed away I questioned these things and wondered how I could have been
SO wrong because what I felt regarding these things was SO strong.
morning I was reminded of these thoughts and feelings and I felt the
Lord speak to me in a new way. I felt Him tell me that He DID the
things I’ve wondered about, just differently than what I was expecting.
He RESTORED. He restored my life. He BROUGHT BACK. He brought back
my joy and happiness. He CONQUERED THE GRAVE – my grave; He didn’t
allow me to die alongside Keith. He PROVIDED A HUGE MIRACLE. He gave
me a son that let’s me see Keith’s smile every day. And He did these
things for me.
It’s been almost a year since Keith was taken
from his earthly body, but in reality he’s been away and gone from us
for almost two and a half. Those days and months were anything but
easy, but they were needed. I think that’s another thing the Lord did
for me. I needed time to adjust to new places and circumstances and I
needed to do it with Keith nearby. I needed time to believe and I
needed time to accept. I needed the timeline that God graciously gave
me to alter my life plans so that I could move forward.
all of this to let you know that the Lord has been good to Brooks and
me. It’s a continuous process, but He is restoring us to what was and
what should be. I know that we would not be where we are had it not
been for the prayer support of many and for that I am extremely
grateful. I am ready to put this chapter behind us but want to do so by
letting you know I have appreciated all of your kind words, your
support, your love, and you experiencing this journey alongside our
Thank you again.
If you would like to check in
from time to time to see what’s going on you can check the following
blog (although we haven’t really been that great of keeping up with it