On Thursday August 17 at about 5:45pm, Tim Chick and 3 year old son Peter were food shopping near their home in Summit, NJ. Tim suffered a ruptured aneurysm, on the right side of his brain and collapsed. Fortunately, shoppers nearby called emergency services and Tim was immediately transported to Overlook Medical Center. Peter was cared for and entertained by the Springfield Police until friends arrived. His oldest children, Chloe (7) and TJ (6) were fortuitously being occupied at a sleep over.
Tim was initially stabilized by first responders and then admitted to the Neurosciences Department at Overlook. At about 7:30pm the brain aneurysm was diagnosed and surgery was performed to clamp the vessel and stop the bleeding. Later that evening, another surgery was conducted to drain the bleeding and relieve pressure. The surgeries were performed successfully.
Since surgery, Tim has been under sedation which allows the brain to rest and recover. He will remain in the ICU for four weeks, under constant care led by a team of world renowned neurosurgeons and brain trauma specialists at the Overlook which is fortunately located within two miles of their home in Summit.
Tim has been surrounded by family and friends who continue to supply love and support. We are all encouraged by your prayers , appreciative of all the helping hands being offered and extremely grateful for everyone's support. We are optimistic that, despite the long road ahead, Tim will get through this. He is a fighter. We have already seen early signs of progress as evidence of this.
Please continue to send positive thoughts and prayers. We will provide updates as we have them, and as we track his recovery.