Kevin Kelsey Kevin Strong

First post: Oct 2, 2018 Latest post: Mar 22, 2019
On Saturday, September 15th, 2018 Kevin Kelsey was involved in a freak accident, while on a routine bicycle trip in Dillsboro, North Carolina.    Details of the accident are not very clear because no one saw what happened.  Kevin was riding beside his friend Phets.   As traffic approached, Kevin slowed to pull in behind his friend.  It's believed that when Kevin turned and looked over his shoulder to see where traffic was that his  front wheel clipped the back wheel of Phets’ tire.   He slammed into the concrete at approximately 25 miles an hour head first.  Around 12:30 pm paramedics rushed Kevin to a local hospital, but due to the severity of his injury, the decision was made to redirect while in transit.    Kevin ended up at Mission Hospital in Ashville, NC where the trauma team was prepped and awaiting his arrival.     Even though Kevin was wearing his helmet, the right side of his skull was shattered into pieces.  He underwent emergency surgery to remove the right side of his skull and evacuate a hematoma.  However, Kevin's intercranial pressure was building and would not subside.  Around 3 am Sunday morning Kevin underwent his second emergency surgery.  The doctors last-resort was to remove the left side of Kevin's skull in hopes that doing so would release the pressure.   A left  skull fracture  and another hematoma was found and removed during the procedure.  The intercranial pressure slowly went down near normal levels.   Since then Kevin has made slow but positive steps toward recovery.  

Please keep Kevin in your prayers.   His battle back to a normal life will be a long and difficult one.  Also, say a pray for Phets, Kevin's friend who was pretty shaken up by the accident and the condition of his friend. 

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