Would you like to participate in a research study about gratitude? Learn More
Evan 'Hollywood' Johnson
3/8/2017 Latest post:
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. We will post once-twice per day, and will attempt to answer questions in the following days post. Please know that we value and cherish ALL of your well-wishes and prayers!!!
Evan had an accident on Sunday March 5th, 2017 which resulted in 2 significant spinal injuries. He has a unstable fracture at C7 (lower neck), currently inoperable, immobilized in a neck brace to prevent further damage. As of 3/7/2017, he has full range of motion and strength of upper extremities, but this could be at risk if this fracture moves or worsens. This is not a major concern of the neurosurgeons. They feel six or so weeks in his neck brace will be sufficient. The bad news (and yes, that stuff above was the good news) : a burst fracture of the T6 vertebrae. The bony fragments from this fracture cut through his spinal cord at the T6 level. The likely outcome from this injury is permanent paralysis from T5-6 (about 2-3 inches below the nipple line) on down.
Thankfully, and we praise our awesome God for this, Evan is still Evan!!! Full on 'Hollywood' personality and mental faculties are all present and accounted for. Our God is Great, and He spared the most important aspect of our Evan: his indomitable Spirit. Again, we are so thankful for your prayers and well wishes.