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Click on JOURNAL to receive updates on Josh's progress. Since his accident, October 18th, 2007, he has experienced many miracles and making amazing progress and strides, in his recovery. He is presently at Biokinetics & Energy Fitness in Paducah, KY, getting tremendous therapy.
Josh was involved in a very serious car accident on Thursday October 18th. At which time he broke two bones in his neck, C5 and C6. Dr. Hadi, our Neuro Surgeon put him back together with a variety of titanium hardware, making incisions from the front and the back. He is completely stabilized internally from C3-C7 and will have limited movement from here on out.
Among his other injuries were a fractured sternum, fractured scapula, fractured left elbow, 2 pelvic fractures, a perforated bladder, a deep penetrating wound to his left shoulder, T4 compression fracture & a contused lung. A few minor lacerations to his right elbow and left foot were also present as well as the right side of his face.
All in all, it was a true miracle he survived such a wreck, as the convertible he was driving did not flip. He was however, ejected approximately 15 feet forward into a muddy ditch, which we believe lessened the blow to his body. The EMT's on the scene were quoted as saying that they did not suspect he would survive the ride to the hospital.
He was alert and coherent from the moment he landed and had full sensation in all his extremities, just no movement below his chest. As you read the journal entries you will see his story unfold. Sincerely, Barry & Karen Heine
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you; plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11