Joshua Epps Josh Epps

First post: Jan 25, 2021 Latest post: Apr 2, 2021
Friends and Family:

Just before midnight on Friday the 22nd,  Josh was in an accident in Alabama where a train ran over his leg. We know angels were watching over him that night when two University of Alabama students were out looking for their dog and heard Josh’s cries for help otherwise he probably would not have been found until the next day. After receiving aid from first responders, Josh was sent to DCH in Tuscaloosa where they performed an amputation of his lower right leg.

We were very fortunate while my parents were travelling to be with him, he had his girlfriend, Colleen there to care for and keep him calm.  After a lot of discussion and research, it was decided by our family to transfer him to UAB hospital in Birmingham to be under the care of top orthopedic surgeons. 

As of this morning, Josh has met with team doctors who will determine after surgically going in to clean out his leg and further evaluate everything, how to best proceed with the next surgery.  He is currently in that surgery and we please ask for your prayers for Josh and the doctors while trying to figure out the best way to proceed.  We are hopeful that the doctors will determine that Josh can keep his leg as is and not have to go in for further amputation above the knee.  Again, we are grateful for Josh’s life and every day at this point is a new day and a new challenge.  Because it is hard to get back to everybody at this point, we created this page so that all our family and friends could be updated.  Please know your thoughts, prayers, calls and love are very much appreciated.  

We are not asking for donations, just prayers and support.

With Love, 

The Epps Family