Erik Johnson

First post: Apr 29, 2021 Latest post: May 15, 2021
Thank you for supporting us on this journey toward recovery.  On Saturday, April 24th, 2021 Erik and his sister, Lindsey, were taking a drive to show Lindsey some of the sites around our home in Southbury, CT.  Moments after leaving our home, about 200 yards away, Erik lost control of the car, went off the road, flipped and hit a tree.  Rarely does he drive his Mustang with the top up but on this day, he did, and we are so thankful.  It is a busy area of traffic, but no other vehicles or people were involved in the accident and we are grateful for that.  Many people pulled over and immediately tried to help in whatever ways they could until paramedics arrived and for that we Praise God!  

Erik and Lindsey were both rushed to local hospitals for immediate care.  Lindsey was bruised and emerged with a broken arm that required surgery to repair.  Her surgery went well, she has since been discharged from the hospital and is healing at home.  Shortly after arriving at the hospital in Waterbury, Erik was airlifted to Yale Medical center in New Haven, CT.  In the accident, Erik broke bones in his arm, shoulder, 23 of his 24 ribs, and his sternum.  He sustained injuries to his lungs and his diaphragm and several vertebrae, among many other complications and injuries.  Praise God, he does not appear to have experienced any significant injuries to his brain or cognitive functions.  We hope this site will help us share updates on his journey to healing and stay connected with our friends, colleagues and community throughout. 

Please note that we are NOT asking for any financial donations and we are not utilizing those functions in this site.  There is a link to donate; those donations go to CaringBridge for maintaining this resource to families who want to engage during a healthcare journey.  If that is something you would like to support, please feel free but know that these are not funds that come to us and we are not asking for any financial support.  What we do treasure are your prayers for healing, peace and restoration.  What means more to us than anything is the support and encouragement you all bring into our lives and the lives of our family as we experience the roller coaster ride that follows an accident as serious as this one.  Thank you all for being our community, local and widespread!  God doesn't always speak to us in burning bushes, parted seas and water turned into wine.  Many times, He speaks to us through the care of others, and we feel His presence through the love, encouragement, and support of you all!