Brian & Shimeaka Hodges Fund

$64,145 of $100k goal

Raised by 1,170 people in 25 months
Enjoli EJ Black   BAKERSFIELD, CA
Bakersfield residents Brian and Shimeaka Hodges were vacationing in Cabo San Lucas with close friends when tragedy struck. What was supposed to be a fun ziplining adventure turned into a living nightmare when Brian -- in front of his wife Shimeaka and friends -- crashed into the side of a mountain. On July 20, he suffered a severe brain injury and has been in a medically-induced coma in a Mexican hospital. Their insurance will not cover injury suffered outside of the U.S., so Shimeaka had to come up with $50,000 out of pocket for emergency medical care. The Hodges now need financial assistance. Please give what you can. EVERY LITTLE BIT WILL HELP.

***Update

While, we are happy to report that Brian and Shimeaka, have both made it back to the US- and is receiving treatment at an undisclosed CA hospital, his current medical condition is unknown.

The initial goal of $50,000.00 was met very quickly, and The Hodges Family is grateful for all of the love & support.

Since there is still a significant need for continued financial support, the goal will remain at $100,000- but it's your prayers at this very difficult time are the primary and immediate need.

Out of respect for the Hodges family privacy, I am declining any interviews until further notice.

-Enjoli Black
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Update 20
16 months ago
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Update 19
16 months ago
Hello family and friends!
Brian and I just wanted to apologize for not updating you sooner. First I would like to report that my husband's recovery is going very well! There are some deficits that we expect to see with severe traumatic brain injury, but we will not complain. He is able to walk (with a limp), talk, take care of his personal needs (showering, feeding and dressing himself), read, write, and remember, just not as well as he use to. God has been so good to both of us! He is currently getting rehabilitation at a local brain injury facility here in Bakersfield called Centre of Neuro Skills, there they are working on his cognition, education, counseling, occupational and physical therapy and they are doing a great job.

He wants to personally thank everyone for their donations for his surgeries and flight to the US to bring him home alive. He says he cannot believe total strangers are helping to take care of us, he is truly touched beyond measure.

I ask that you continue to pray for us, for my husband is severely depressed. He is having a hard time dealing with not being able to remember things that use to come natural, choose the right word or phrase, and especially work. He cannot come to terms that he might not be able to return to his line of work ever again. He is a commercial truck driver but his injuries prevent him from driving at this time. He tells me he hates that he cannot take care of me like he promised in his wedding vows, and he hates it even more that I have to take care of him. I tell him that marriage is a partnership and we are suppose to take care of each other, maybe this is how God wanted to teach us this lesson.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for caring so much! God bless you all,
The Hodges'
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Update 18
23 months ago
Hello!
Brian and I, just wanted to personally thank each and everyone who sent donations, prayers, love, emails, texts, and/or phone calls. Each one of you played a role in my husband's recovering process as well as keeping me strong during this tragic time. Right now I'm staying steadfast in the Word of God, and I have given God my husband's health/ life. God has shown up and shown out, but is not through with him yet! My husband is not longer considered critical and has not only left the ICU, but he has now transferred to a long term acute care hospital a little closer to home. He is able to talk again, which we discovered he has severe amnesia and ramble random thoughts and phrases. The only memory he has anytime I ask him is his mother's name ( mama's boy
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Update 17
24 months ago
Brian Hodges remains in a comatose state. He is having both good and bad days. Dr's are planning on another brain surgery sometime next week, to replace portions of his skull that have been removed. He has also started moving his right arm, God is good!! Please continue to pray for his full recovery.

-Shimeaka Hodges
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Edwina Elliott
16 months ago

I just thought of you the other day and wondered how your husband's recovery was going. Thank you for this update. It's so thoughtful of you to keep us informed.

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Beatrice Medina
19 months ago

Good morning, I am glad to hear that your husband is no longer in ICU and closer to home. We also had a similar accident on a zip line in cabo San Lucas in November of 2014. My husband had to be medically airlifted to San Diego to survive his injuries. He was in ICU and stayed in the ICU trauma for close to a month before we could travel back home in December. He is still recovering. If you would like to talk please contact me. We have had many of the same personal and emotional struggles getting him home and recovery.

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Betty James
23 months ago

God is good all the time, I remember sitting at my visits and my husband mention your husband and he sent his prayers to the both of you, and I told him I too have pray for you two and I never met your husband, but I have met you and you are good people. When ever you're ready I will still make that chicken I promise. Stay true to God and he will see you through in his might name Amen.

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Rachel Horton
23 months ago

Brian I cant believe what I've read on these articles! I am so sorry you had to go through any of this! I pray for you and your wife. May God continue to bless you to heal be healthy and as strong as you were. You were always good people and it was very enjoyable working with you. Even though we don't chop it up like that know you are on my mind and surely in my prayers!

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Terrie Cleveland
24 months ago

hello family and friends! God is a good God and his praises shall continually be in my mouth. Even though my husband is still in critical condition, I am faithful that GOD WILL heal his body. Thank you all for your continued support. I am so encourage by all of your prayers,

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Nellie Reed Ferrell
25 months ago

MY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS AND KEEP YOU. THERE IS A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT DON'T USE FACEBOOK IS THERE SOMETHING OTHER WAY TO GET THE WORD OUT. I WAS PRAYING THAT THE GOAL WAS MEET BY NOW.

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Terrie Cleveland
25 months ago

Please Keep Pray Warrior going he still need help on his doctor bill Please share....My family well keep Brian and Shimeaka in Our Prayers May God Bless you

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Ann Knight
25 months ago

Erika - that's where my husband was....One World/Saint Luke's. They hold you hostage for your credit cards and sometimes won't even let you fly with your air ambulance insurance.

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Pablo Sanchez Torres
25 months ago

please contact me i am in cabo and i will try to help but i need more info about it my e mail is drpablo_pvr@yahoo.com

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Pablo Sanchez Torres
25 months ago

which hospital was in cabo, please tell every body the name of that hospital because we need to know who they are

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Erika Leibelt
25 months ago

My heart goes out to you and ur family on June 9 my brother was in a accident in Cabo and was held in one world hospital for $50,000 it was a nightmare he was in a coma. He is still fighting for his life til this day cuz they wouldn't let us see him and isolated him.. Don't give up and be safe down there I know how terrifying it can be and let's pray Brain makes it quickly to US. That's where we life flighted my brother they are great there. Again I'm so sorry and your family will be in my prayers!

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Ana Wro
25 months ago

Help me achieve my goal. Www gofoundme com /c5tk4o. Thank you very much

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Jill De'Amann Thompson
25 months ago

Continuing to hold you both in prayer as you take each day at a time knowing that God and a lot of people are by your side. In Jesus name I pray that God's angels work closely with the doctors and nurses. If it is God's will, Amen!

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Charli Eaton
25 months ago

I have been sharing this and praying for you both, sending love and blessings. I am so happy to see that the community has rallied for you. Be safe and well.

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Sherri Wenzel
25 months ago

GOD is good. It is good for my soul to see the generosity y love poured out!! The Hodge family will be in our prayers for COMPLETE healing y for the glory of The Lord shine through!! THANK YOU LORD

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Atim Ebert
25 months ago

So glad to hear they are back in Cali. Continuous prayers.

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Brendan Beatty
25 months ago

Good news that you are back in the U.S. God bless you Brian and Shimeaka. My prayers are with you, hoping for a complete and quick recovery.

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Mary Johnson
25 months ago

I am so amazed by EVERYONE'S prayers and generosity! It is great to see this outpouring of support for my friend, Shimeaka, and her husband, Brian! None of us knows when tragedy may strike, but thankfully, here in the U.S., we know we can get medical care regardless of our ability to pay! I can't even begin to imagine all that Shimeaka has gone through this past week or so. We all knew she was a strong woman, but oh Lord, what a test! Also, thank you for all of you who have helped get the word out across the country and the world. May we all, one day, live in a world where human life is valued greater than money! May each and every one of you have just as much love and support if and when you may need it, as Shimeaka and Brian are receiving from you now. All God's Blessings & ~Peace~

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Sherry L. Belk
25 months ago

...praising God and dancing the victory dance by myself for safely landing the Hodges family on American soil. Thank you, Jesus and all who offered prayer, time and/or finances.

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Pauline Burns
25 months ago

Shimeaka, My family's prayers are with you and your husband. Here's a hug from your high school friend. :-) Take care and God bless you and your family.

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Edwina Elliott
16 months ago

I just thought of you the other day and wondered how your husband's recovery was going. Thank you for this update. It's so thoughtful of you to keep us informed.

+ Read More
Beatrice Medina
19 months ago

Good morning, I am glad to hear that your husband is no longer in ICU and closer to home. We also had a similar accident on a zip line in cabo San Lucas in November of 2014. My husband had to be medically airlifted to San Diego to survive his injuries. He was in ICU and stayed in the ICU trauma for close to a month before we could travel back home in December. He is still recovering. If you would like to talk please contact me. We have had many of the same personal and emotional struggles getting him home and recovery.

+ Read More
Betty James
23 months ago

God is good all the time, I remember sitting at my visits and my husband mention your husband and he sent his prayers to the both of you, and I told him I too have pray for you two and I never met your husband, but I have met you and you are good people. When ever you're ready I will still make that chicken I promise. Stay true to God and he will see you through in his might name Amen.

+ Read More
Rachel Horton
23 months ago

Brian I cant believe what I've read on these articles! I am so sorry you had to go through any of this! I pray for you and your wife. May God continue to bless you to heal be healthy and as strong as you were. You were always good people and it was very enjoyable working with you. Even though we don't chop it up like that know you are on my mind and surely in my prayers!

+ Read More
Terrie Cleveland
24 months ago

hello family and friends! God is a good God and his praises shall continually be in my mouth. Even though my husband is still in critical condition, I am faithful that GOD WILL heal his body. Thank you all for your continued support. I am so encourage by all of your prayers,

+ Read More
Nellie Reed Ferrell
25 months ago

MY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS AND KEEP YOU. THERE IS A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT DON'T USE FACEBOOK IS THERE SOMETHING OTHER WAY TO GET THE WORD OUT. I WAS PRAYING THAT THE GOAL WAS MEET BY NOW.

+ Read More
Terrie Cleveland
25 months ago

Please Keep Pray Warrior going he still need help on his doctor bill Please share....My family well keep Brian and Shimeaka in Our Prayers May God Bless you

+ Read More
Ann Knight
25 months ago

Erika - that's where my husband was....One World/Saint Luke's. They hold you hostage for your credit cards and sometimes won't even let you fly with your air ambulance insurance.

+ Read More
Pablo Sanchez Torres
25 months ago

please contact me i am in cabo and i will try to help but i need more info about it my e mail is drpablo_pvr@yahoo.com

+ Read More
Pablo Sanchez Torres
25 months ago

which hospital was in cabo, please tell every body the name of that hospital because we need to know who they are

+ Read More
Erika Leibelt
25 months ago

My heart goes out to you and ur family on June 9 my brother was in a accident in Cabo and was held in one world hospital for $50,000 it was a nightmare he was in a coma. He is still fighting for his life til this day cuz they wouldn't let us see him and isolated him.. Don't give up and be safe down there I know how terrifying it can be and let's pray Brain makes it quickly to US. That's where we life flighted my brother they are great there. Again I'm so sorry and your family will be in my prayers!

+ Read More
Ana Wro
25 months ago

Help me achieve my goal. Www gofoundme com /c5tk4o. Thank you very much

+ Read More
Jill De'Amann Thompson
25 months ago

Continuing to hold you both in prayer as you take each day at a time knowing that God and a lot of people are by your side. In Jesus name I pray that God's angels work closely with the doctors and nurses. If it is God's will, Amen!

+ Read More
Charli Eaton
25 months ago

I have been sharing this and praying for you both, sending love and blessings. I am so happy to see that the community has rallied for you. Be safe and well.

+ Read More
Sherri Wenzel
25 months ago

GOD is good. It is good for my soul to see the generosity y love poured out!! The Hodge family will be in our prayers for COMPLETE healing y for the glory of The Lord shine through!! THANK YOU LORD

+ Read More
Atim Ebert
25 months ago

So glad to hear they are back in Cali. Continuous prayers.

+ Read More
Brendan Beatty
25 months ago

Good news that you are back in the U.S. God bless you Brian and Shimeaka. My prayers are with you, hoping for a complete and quick recovery.

+ Read More
Mary Johnson
25 months ago

I am so amazed by EVERYONE'S prayers and generosity! It is great to see this outpouring of support for my friend, Shimeaka, and her husband, Brian! None of us knows when tragedy may strike, but thankfully, here in the U.S., we know we can get medical care regardless of our ability to pay! I can't even begin to imagine all that Shimeaka has gone through this past week or so. We all knew she was a strong woman, but oh Lord, what a test! Also, thank you for all of you who have helped get the word out across the country and the world. May we all, one day, live in a world where human life is valued greater than money! May each and every one of you have just as much love and support if and when you may need it, as Shimeaka and Brian are receiving from you now. All God's Blessings & ~Peace~

+ Read More
Sherry L. Belk
25 months ago

...praising God and dancing the victory dance by myself for safely landing the Hodges family on American soil. Thank you, Jesus and all who offered prayer, time and/or finances.

+ Read More
Pauline Burns
25 months ago

Shimeaka, My family's prayers are with you and your husband. Here's a hug from your high school friend. :-) Take care and God bless you and your family.

+ Read More
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