Sam Casey III Samuel B Casey III

First post: Dec 29, 2018 Latest post: Apr 19, 2020
UPDATE ON SAM & JILL CASEY:

As most of you know on December 22, 2019 my Dad, Samuel B. Casey (aka Bubs), was struck by a motor vehicle from behind while riding his road bike on the country roads of Waxhaw, NC.  It has been nearly 9 months since his comeback began. In this accident Bubs sustained a Severe Traumatic Brain Injury & 4 broken ribs.
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For those of you just joining us, here is the basic timeline of the last 9 months:

- December 22, 2018: Accident (Sustains Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) & 4 broken ribs) 

- December 22, 2018: Airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte (Put on ventilator, bolt placed in skull to monitor brain swelling)

- December 22, 2018 - January 7, 2019: Critical Care Intensive Care Unit (ICU) - CMC Main (Receives trachea tube, and PEG feed tube.  Bolt monitor removed from skull)

- December 29: Bubs opens his eyes, but remains in coma-like state

- January 7 - January 17: Step-down ICU at CMC Main

- January 14 - Trach removed.  Bubs breathing 100% on his own

- January 17 - February 21: Inpatient Carolina Rehab

- January 18 - Bubs begins to emerge from coma-like state and says his first words "WHAT?!!!!"

- February 11 - March 21: White Oak of Waxhaw Long Term Care, NC

- March 22: Bubs comes home to Monroe, NC

- March 30: PEG feeding tube removed

- June 10-14: Craig Hospital TBI Outpatient Evaluation - Englewood, CO

-June 14: Accepted into world-renowned Craig Hospital TBI Outpatient Program

-June 29-July 6: Linhart Family Reunion - Topsail, NC

- July 11 - Present: Craig Hospital TBI Outpatient Program

- August 17: Team Samaritan House BBQ 

- September 14: Pedal4Possible - Bike Ride to support Craig Hospital &/or Sam & Jill Casey's GoFundMe:

Register & Donate for TEAM BUBS BRIGADE (http://support.craighospital.org/site/TR/BikeRide/General?fr_id=1120&pg=entry

-TBD end of Sept/early Oct: Sam & Jill (aka GJ & Bubs) head home to Monroe, NC
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What a journey this has been so far.  It would have been infinitely harder without all your love, care, support and prayers.

Our community has held us up when we were down, fed us, prayed over us, donated time, talent and treasure.  You have seen us at our best and worst. As the people of Hope we must pedal forward. We must believe in what is possible.

Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a long, winding journey with no road map. 

Perspective: Sam IS A WALKING, TALKING MIRACLE.  Based on the 4 types of TBI he sustained in this accident, he should be dead or otherwise.  

But that was not HIStory for our Bubs. 

Many of you have commented how good Sam looks in videos and photos.   He does look good continues to improve physically. Severe TBI is deceptive.  Although, many physical strides have been made, we, many days, loose ground that we thought we had gained back.  The mental road back is a much harder and longer journey. 

Sam will never fully be the same.  What lies beneath in the darkness of the brain is really something that medical science is limited to fully understand.

Sam has made many miraculous steps forward, but also has many miles and days of backward, halting or restarting progress.  These darker, cloudy days/seasons find us in a difficult place with little knowledge of the way forward to the "new normal." 

We DO have a compass that points us to True North, deep Hope in the dark when we see no way through, and Belief that as Isaiah 43:18-19 is true: 

"Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing something new!
Now it springs up; Will you see it?
I am making Roadways in the wilderness
and Streams in the desert."

For those of you that know Our Bubs, he is an incredibly generous and inspirational person.   An amazing father, husband and grandfather. He has helped champion and care for so many people in need throughout his life.  More recently, he found a love for cycling as a way to connect with others riding for numerous charitable causes such as Project 658,  the Charlotte Eagles and completing Ride the Rockies for several years in a row, raising money for Team Samaritan House to help the homeless in Denver, CO.   We are asking for your help as my dad fights for his own life and recovery.      

Please pray for Sam and if you can support in anyway please donate here. https://www.gofundme.com/f/56628-help-sam-amp-jill-casey   
And feel free to share this page however and with whomever you feel would like to support or follow his situation.     We will do our best to keep you updated on his condition. On behalf of our entire family, thank you for prayers and generosity during this difficult time.

Due to the volume of people who are inquiring about my dads condition, we want to use this site as a place to provide updates and needs. Please pray for my dad and if you can support in anyway please donate here.   And feel free to share this page however and with whomever you feel would like to support or follow his situation.     We will do our best to keep you updated on his condition.  On behalf of our entire family thank you for prayers and generosity during this difficult time.  
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