Marshall was in an accident which has left him with a c4 break and he is currently at University of Utah hospital facing life as a quadriplegic.
His attitude is amazingly positive and we are going to do our best to get him what he needs to thrive.
I'm not going to sugar coat this. His life is going to be hard. While we are hoping for miracles that will have him gain back some mobility. In order to see if thats even possible he will need years of extensive rehab.
We will need to remodel some of our home adding a bedroom and walk in shower as well as ramps.
We will need to get a mobility van to transport him to physical therapy appointments.
There are many medical supplies which will need to be upgraded beyond what medicaid will cover.
On a positive note . He's been rolling his eyes at us letting us know were idiots when we can't understand him with all the tubes. It's great to see his personality coming back in some of his facial expressions. He tires easily but is in much better spirits the last few days.
We will support him with whatever he needs but we will need help. We will have lost wages and expences to get to his many appointments but with him home we can be sure he will get the care he needs.
I will not have my son in a care center
We are going to need the support of friends and family to make this happen.
My son is fully aware of whats ahead yet he has chosen to live. He is having a trache placed and his feeding tube surgically placed on Friday.
We are asking that only his closest friends visit for the next few weeks till he is stronger. They will be pushing him and will be extremely tired.
The days ahead will be hard but He is tough and will be surrounded by love.
- Jeff Newman
- Brandon Wilkinson
- Kaci Tokumoto
- Colleen Bliss
- Janene Schiffman
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