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We Care Kerry Williams
Nov 5, 2017 Latest post:
Nov 6, 2017
(This story was written and submitted by my stepmother Sabrina Cripe, thank you for your help in making this possible for Kerry, me, and his family hopefully. )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. This site is for my husband Kerry Williams, age 30, father of our beautiful little girl... Lanie. We are reaching out, my stepmother and myself (Allyson Williams, Kerry's wife) to hear any words of encouragement, prayers for healing and recovery, and thoughts or stories that may help us in our time of great worry. On Thursday, November 2, 2017, around 6:30 p.m. I received a text message from mine and Kerry's friend's son who said I needed to get back to the house immediately....that Kerry had collapsed and appeared to not be breathing. I instantly left the store I was at and was heading quickly back to our friends to find out what was happening to my husband. I mean, I was at the store for about 15 minutes and when I left he had walked me outside, told me he loved me and gave me a kiss....and he was himself and he seemed to be just fine. I couldn't tell that there was anything wrong with him. When I arrived back from the store, there were 3 officers who were performing chest compressions and with such force I thought they were going to break something. But they had to because he wouldn't breathe and they were fighting like hell to get him to take a breath. Also when I was arriving back from the store I could here the sirens from the ambulance coming toward the house. Once they arrived they immediately placed him on what looked like a portable respirator to breathe for him. They put him into the ambulance and took off with him keeping me behind to question me if it were possible that drugs were or were not involved. I told them "not that I was aware of". Regardless, he is currently at Franciscan Hospital in Crown Point, Indiana, in the ICU. As I understand, he is on life support, unresponsive (until what I heard tonight), has been in respiratory failure, with heart damage and possible brain damage. I heard from his mom last night through texting that he is on a cooling bed (which my stepmom said they used with her son after his accident to reduce or prevent further swelling on the brain. Things are still up in the air for me and not every detail is clear because even regardless of my many rejected attempts to communicate with his family they will not update or respond to my inquiries or concerns about Kerry's condition. They feel that because he was with me, that I am responsible for his condition. I do not know what happened Thursday night with my husband in the short time that I was at the store but I've been worried to death everyday since, praying that his mom, dad, or sister would please talk to me and let me know what is happening with him. I've called and been respectful and asked if it would be alright for me to visit, even though I know they are blaming me and I get it....I do....they are hurting, in pain, in sorrow, and have to have someone or something to blame (that's just part of the grieving process), but they told me it's best that I don't come to the hospital to see him. So I am reaching out to all you prayer warriors out there and asking that you pray that kindness, understanding, and healing enter their hearts because I am devestated too from Kerry's current condition. It was reported to me earlier, from what I consider a reliable source, that Kerry had started moving in and out of consciousness but that things did not look good. I hope to find out soon what this means, where he is at in the recovery process, and what actually caused this tragic event to happen to him. Kerry and I have been married for two and a half years and we've had ups and downs and good times and some struggles but we love each other deeply. (And as her stepmother I would like to add that if anyone has ever seen them together, even if they were having a spat, they truly had strong love for each other). So Kerry is not doing well and needs your words, pictures, videos, letters, prayers, poems, whatever you can send to lift him up but please, please at least lift him up in prayer. It's between Kerry and God now, and God's will be done and not be frowned upon for whatever is going to happen. Please also send your wishes for Allyson as she loves him with all her heart. I hope you understand more of what is going on with Kerry and his condition, whatever it may be, and ask for your blessings and hope that you have well wishes for his speedy and healthy recovery.