On Saturday September 4th Kelsi Renae Poe had a terrible accident. She fell head first about 15 feet onto nothing but concrete. She fractured her 5, 6, and 7th cervical vertebrae as well as several fractures of her thoracic and lumbar vertebrae (she broke her neck and her back), her skull was cracked from the front completely around to the back on the left side, she shattered her maxillary sinuses on the left, fractures into the orbital area (eye) and into her ear. She has some epidural bleeding in her brain, had a right collapsed lung, a grade 2 spleen laceration and almost lost her right ring-finger toe, fortunately her spinal chord was not compromised in her fall. Kelsi is now in SICU at University Hospital in Columbia, MO. It's a miracle that Kelsi is still with us right now.
Anyone who has had the immense pleasure of knowing or meeting Kelsi knows that she is an absolutely amazing person. Wherever she is she brightens the room with her glowing personality and charm. Nothing and no one can compare to Kelsi's intense love for life. She has lived everyday of her young beautiful life to the absolute fullest and has touched so many others lives along the way. I pray to God that she can continue to touch more and more. Please leave your wishes and prayers for my baby sister and continue to hold her in your thoughts because I can guarantee that you would be in hers.
I love you Kelsi, more than you or anyone will ever know. You have always been my sunshine. I will be by your bed side until this nightmare is over. I will not leave you sister bear and we will get through this. My sun will not rise until you open your eyes.
Love always and forever
Your best friend and brother,
Jason aka Brother Bear