This Caring Bridge is a page for family and friends to stay updated on Carter Viss' recovery. We thank you for your prayers, encouragement and interest in Carter's story.
On Thanksgiving Day Carter was out doing what he loved most; diving in the ocean near Palm Beach with a good friend. As a Marine Biologist, who works for a Turtle Rescue Center, Carter has always valued ocean life and ocean safety. While he was out diving, he took every safety precaution possible and put his flag up to indicate where he was diving. Unfortunately, he was run over by a boat. Carter lost his right arm, sustained a break to his left wrist, and has severe injuries to both his legs.
Thankfully, Carter was rescued by his good friend and another Good Samaritan and brought to a Level 1 trauma hospital nearby, where he is receiving the best possible care. Carter was conscious arriving to the Hospital and has since demonstrated that he is a fighter. We know this will radically change Carter's life and he will go through many surgeries on his journey to recovery- BUT- we also know that Carter is strong, determined, in excellent health and he serves a mighty God!
As his family, we are forever grateful to his friends, coworkers, and church family in Florida who were God's hands and feet when we could not yet be there. The Viss family will be updating this site as often as we have significant updates to share.
"Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine! When you pass through deep waters I will be with you... they will not overwhelm you. For I am the Lord your God, your Savior." Isaiah 43:1-3
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