Matt’s Story

Site created on June 3, 2020

On Monday, June 1st, Matt was in a boating accident on the Tar River. He was taken to Nash General, then airlifted to Vidant.  He has 7 broken ribs, a broken nose, jaw, shoulder and some bleeding on the brain (that should heal on its own).  He is in ICU and cannot have visitors (even Parker). Parker’s mom is here, helping with Sawyer, and the three of them are staying in Greenville for now to be close to the hospital. Matt’s parents, daughters Caroline and Claire will be with Parker and Sawyer during the surgery to lift up Matt and the doctors in prayer and to provide one another with comfort.  To streamline communication, Parker will share updates on this CaringBridge site.  You can register to receive an alert when new messages are posted.  We appreciate your support and prayers. 

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Journal entry by Parker Whitley

On behalf of our entire family, I would like to say a very special word of thanks to each of you that have been praying for our family through this season in our lives. God’s grace is the thing that we have needed the very most through this experience, and His grace has been poured out upon us in a way that we have never before experienced. Matt came home on Friday afternoon and settled in just in time for Father’s Day with his three girls, and they were SO excited to see him. Such a sweet reunion and one we will never forget. He has seen the Caring Bridge updates, read all of your comments and prayers, and cannot say thank you enough. It’s been a journey that we couldn’t have gotten through without our faith and all of our dear friends and family. Bless you all and thank you again!
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