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11/17/2016 Latest post:
On Tuesday, November 15th , Owner of AAK Mechanical Steve Coppenbarger, was working a typical day at an industrial plant job site in Carthage, Illinois. Mid morning Steve's wife Jenny, of 27 years received a phone call that Steve had been in an accident at the site and she needed to come quickly to Blessing Hospital in Quincy Illinois where Steve was being airlifted to. He had sustained injuries from an accident where an anhydrous ammonia truck had somehow ran over him.
By God's miracle, Steve was in critical but stable condition upon Jenny and their 3 children; Adam, Alex and Kelsey, Allie Howry amd Anthony's arrival. The doctors met with family and shared that after numerous x-rays and scans that Steve had 9 broken ribs, a punctured/collapsed lung, a severely bruised lung, a broken vertebrae in his neck, a cracked vertebrae in his mid back, fractured sternum and an eye/face laceration that would require surgery. God did protect his spinal cord , internal organs, and his head.
Steve is expected to remain in ICU at Blessings Hospital in Quincy as he is on a ventilator for his extensive lung injuries. Due to the ICU restrictions Steve is not allowed visitors at this time. Jenny has not left Steve's side as it is a 3 hour drive home, one way. The kids are taking turns staying with her nearby at Stoney Creek Inn, 3809 Broadway, Quincy, IL 62305. The address for the hospital is Blessing Hospital, 1005 Broadway St, Quincy, IL 62301 (C/O Steve Coppenbarger - ICU 2nd floor). Cards, flowers, food items or gift cards may be sent to either location.
With God's healing hand and prayers, Steve is expected to hopefully make a full recovery but it will be a long journey. We cannot thank you all enough for the love and support you have shown and continue to show our family during this tragic accident. We love you all!
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