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Dec 6, 2017
On November 19, 2017 around 1:30 in the afternoon Isaiah Simao was bucked off of a horse he was riding on his family's ranch. After he was bucked off, he was caught up in the rope that was tied to the horse. The horse kicked and trampled him as he was dragged around the arena. Suddenly he was loosed from the rope and lay unconscious on the ground. He was immediately tended to by his grandpa and uncle. Paramedics arrived within minutes and did everything they could to bring him out of his unconscious state, but to no avail.
Isaiah was air lifted to Harborview Medical Center where doctors and nurses worked vigorously to figure out what was going on. Here is what they found and what we know so far: Isaiah is in a coma and not responsive. He has a broken shoulder, broken arm, several broken ribs, a punctured lung, a lacerated spleen, a broken pelvis, a broken leg and a broken ankle. He has extensive brain trauma near the brain stem. There is also a concern of internal bleeding. They are not sure where the internal bleeding is coming from. Not to mention numerous cuts, bruises and abrasions all over his body. His red blood cell count continues to drop and he is being given blood periodically to bring his levels back to normal. Isaiah is not breathing on his own and is on life support.
Isaiah and the Simao family would appreciate prayers for his healing during this time. Here is a message from Monty, Isaiah's father, "God is good and His goodness is in ALL things! But what you need to know is that God is also the God of all comfort. The Lord Jesus knows as a man what it means to be broken-hearted and He is the great High Priest who knows our pain: 'Therefore, since we have such a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who was tempted in every way that we are, yet was without sin.' We love Isaiah so much and yet it is such a comfort to know that God loves Him much more than we could even understand. To know that God is sovereign and there is not one single random molecule in the entire universe that escapes His sovereign control. That God knew that we would be here right now and it is part of His plan and governing in the affairs of men. Sometimes we can sit there and blame ourselves but we simply aren’t important enough to blame, if that makes sense. Who do we think we are that we would imagine that we could control or govern the affairs of our own life. It is at moments like these that we realize how little control we have and how weak we actually are. It is at moments like these where we cling to God, which as we’ve been learning in the book of Genesis is exactly where God wants us. 'Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.'”