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On Wednesday, February 23, Dad slipped on some ice, fell, and hit his head. True to his character, after falling, he helped someone scrape the ice off their car windows. He went home and except for a headache, he felt fine. On Thursday, the headache stopped and Dad had a great afternoon talking to his children and grandchildren and spent the evening watching his favorite television shows with our Mom. They went to bed around midnight.
At 3 AM, Dad awakened Mom complaining about a throbbing headache and asked to be taken to the emergency room. He got himself dressed and then collapsed and lost consciousness. By 7 AM on Friday morning Dad was in surgery. His brain had experienced a large subdural hematoma. The bleeding within his skull pushed one side of his brain into the other a distance of 2.3 centimeters. A movement of 1.5 centimeters is almost always fatal. By God's grace, Dad survived but has not regained consciousness.
Dad loves Jesus. His life at 73 is very busy as he drives a bus 4 days a week taking residents of an assisted living facility to the grocery store and doctors' appointments, he is an active deacon at his church, he serves on the security team for his church, calls on visitors to his church, travels around the country with Mom, and still manages to watch "Gunsmoke" every night. Although he is not a Veteran, he is a huge supporter of Veterans and his Country. He is a man who believes in the power of God through prayer, and we as a family, believe in our Mighty and Good Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
We are so thankful for the outpouring of prayers and support from family and friends. We do not believe God is finished with Raymond Campbell. Please join us in praying that God would heal him, however long it takes, and continue to use him to Glorify and Honor God's Name. Also, please pray for my Mom. Through the pain, she has been strong and clear headed and an example to us. We love you all. Thank you.