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Peter and Matthew’s Story

On August 16th, 2010, their car was rear ended by a triple stacked tractor trailer whose driver fell asleep at the wheel pushing their car under a tractor trailer in front of them. Their mother and my wife died at the scene. Matthew received a traumatic brain injury and Peter received major pelvic and facial fractures. I received the most horrific phone call one can imagine and had to negotiate getting to Ohio from DC. My colleagues were indispensable in this.

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After a month in Akron's Children's hospital, Matthew was medevac'd to Johns Hopkins Children's hospital where he spent a week in the PICU. Peter spent three weeks in the same hospital, one week at his Aunt's and Uncle's house. He and I then flew home. Peter then spent a few days in the hospital due to some complications. Matthew has been transferred to Kennedy-Krieger Rehab hospital where he has been recovering ever since. He has had several trips back to JHH for some surgeries but is mostly done with that, we hope.Peter is back home and mostly back to school though this keeps being interrupted by doctors appointments and check ups. I keep promisng that we make a full week of school but seem unable to make that happen.Please follow our progress in our journal which I update nearly everyday and leave a message for us.