Paul’s Story

Site created on August 28, 2018

Dear Family and Friends,

On August 16th, our beloved, Paul Overton was in a horrific motorcycle accident learning how to ride. With traumatic injuries to the arm, neck, and brain, we were told by doctors that Paul had little chance of making it. Without giving up hope Paul was sent to University of Maryland Shock Trauma where he is currently fighting for his life.

Paul is the most selfless, caring, most courageous person we know. Paul  truly has impacted every single person he has ever met. We sincerely believe Paul would not be here without the hope and prayers from everyone.  As we have been repeatedly saying this is the marathon Paul has truly been preparing for. If anybody could beat this, it's Paul. Everyday Paul has shown us signs that he is here listening, and in no way giving up. We believe in the Power of Prayer, and we know God is healing him right now. 

We are starting this page for Paul for updates regarding his conditions, visiting hours, fundraisers, and anything relating to him. Paul is strong and will continue to fight and finish this marathon for life.  We are continuing to thank God everyday for healing our amazing Paul. He is truly already a miracle. We are all #paulstrong and #prostrong for life. Thank you to everyone that has shown love and support, and please continue to pray for Paul's full healing. We know he'll be out of there soon! 

Much Love,
The Overton's 

Newest Update

Journal entry by Kara Overton

Hi everyone! Since I last posted Paul has been successful with breathing off the vent. Praise God! This is has been one of the biggest prayers since the beginning. We are so thankful for God and his faithfulness to His promises! Even though Paul has some bumps in the road he continues to overcome every obstacle! This just goes to show his strength and will power continues with him.  Paul has been improving with his alertness and movement as well. His nerves are starting to connect throughout his body allowing him to start doing more purposeful movements! We are currently researching Pauls next facility for more intense rehab. This transition should happen in the next week or two.


Throughout this journey our family has learned that it is important to take each day as it comes. Only God knows what each day will bring. Of course we want every day to be a perfect day for Paul, but in order to receive victory, we have to be prepared to go through some battles. Each obstacle we face we are face with two choices. The world expects us to react a certain way, but God wants us to react His way. 

We choose to not put our emotions and our circumstances in place of God. Instead we surrender to Him and let our Lord guide us through each present day. God never allows a problem to permit if it would affect His destiny for us. No problem here on earth is too hard for God. He is above all natural laws and nothing is impossible with Him! Instead of looking at the problem, we continue to praise God and thank Him for His promises and love for us. Positivity can change your life! The tongue can speak words that bring life or death. Those who love to talk must be ready to accept what it brings.” {Proverbs 18:21}

If we were to listen to the Doctors facts about Pauls diagnosis He would not be where he is today! 

My faith does not rest in the wisdom of men – but in the power of God.” {1 Corinthians 2:5}


Gods timing is absolutely perfect, and not a day goes by wasted with Him! God is never too early or too late. It requires a lot  of faith and patience, but We are continuing to trust His plan and timeline for Pauls complete healing! We know Gods plan for our family is well worth the wait!


Having Paul at Washington Hospital has led us to some amazing individuals. Many who work at Washington are incredibly inspired by Paul and his progression. They all say they feel the Holy Spirit in his room, and have amazing faith in his recovery! This is has been a reoccurrence since the beginning at Shock Trauma. Paul truly has an incredible spirit in him. 

All good things take time” We must keep reminding ourselves that the deed is done! Jesus has already provided healing for us physically. It is just a matter of time for Gods Will to manifest through Paul! All of our prayers have been answered, so we must continue to have the confidence and assurance of the things that have not happened yet. God is good and every promise He has is Yes in Jesus Christ with saying Amen. We are standing firm in our victory. One coincidence” we truly believe is from God, is Pauls favorite number throughout his life has always been the number 17. Number 17 stands for Victory in the Bible, and Paul Robert Overton is 17 letters. Therefore Paul has Victory in his name and we are declaring victory for Pauls complete healing in Jesus name! 



We serve an Almighty, merciful God, who loves us beyond our imagination. It is never Gods Will for us to be sick. He wants nothing but the absolute best for us! 

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” {Jeremiah 29:11}


 Please continue to pray and thank God for what he has done for Pauls healing and what he continues to do in his recovery. Please also pray for the perfect rehab to take Paul, and have him be successful wherever he goes. 

Thank you and God Bless! 

Patients and caregivers love hearing from you; add a comment to show your support.
Can you help power Paul's site?

A $30 donation powers a site like Paul's for one month. Help keep CaringBridge online for them and for you.

Show Your Support

See the Ways to Help page to get even more involved.

Personal Fundraiser
Support Links
Helpful Tasks