Matt Cornwell

First post: Jul 13, 2021 Latest post: Sep 20, 2021
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. Matt was on his way home from work on his bike on Wednesday, June 30 when a car failed to stop at a stop sign and hit him. He sustained a severe brain injury, many broken ribs, fractured neck vertebrae and broken collarbone. He was transported by ambulance from the accident scene to Sacred Heart Emergency. They didn't have his name when he was admitted and I didn't receive a call from the ER until 1:30 am on Thursday, July 1. I had filed a missing persons report Wednesday evening and called all the hospitals twice, but they didn't have him admitted under his name. Many thanks to the ER chaplain who searched through his belongings and traced me down (PLEASE make sure you complete your "in case of emergency" notifications on your phone). Matt spent 15 days in the ICU and was moved to the Neuro Ward in the hospital on July 15. On July 21 Matt was transferred to St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute. Matt was discharged from St. Luke's on Friday, August 6, the feast of the Transfiguration! He will continue with outpatient therapy from St. Luke's for quite some time. The Neuro psychologist thinks Matt will have significant improvement in 4-6 months. We are so grateful for all the love and prayers you send him and our family. God has allowed us to be put on a new road, not of our choosing but due to someone else's mistake. But regardless of the road we travel, our eternal destiny remains unchanged and we remain in the loving care of Our Lord. We put all our trust in our good God, who is Emmanuel, "God with us". One way God's love is revealed is through the love and compassion and support given to us. God bless you and shower you with graces, too!