October 17th would bring yet another life changing event, another chapter of challenge to Austin and his family. In the midst of a busy sales day, Austin was struck head on by an oncoming motorist. Having suffered a severed leg and with all limbs crushed, Austin fought for the better part of 2 hours as first responders struggled to extricate him from the wreckage. Survival was tenuous at best, as it took all of his remaining strength to muster a response that was necessary to allow for the Med-Flight to transport him. Twice within this journey from wreckage to trauma unit in Columbus, his heart stopped. Yet, miraculously, he survived.
After multiple surgical procedures and through immense pain, Austin was able to get into a wheelchair by Halloween afternoon, a true testament to his strength and will to survive! Praise God!
Recovery is going well, but many procedures are still required, and the road ahead is lengthy. In this time of thanks and inspired by the strength of our leader (Austin's Dad Kevin), our Region 11 Team, has collectively pondered our best means to assist in Austin's full recovery, thus this campaign.
Foremost, thank you for your continued prayer, as that is far more powerful than money. If you do feel inclined to donate, we thank you, on behalf of our team, and on behalf of the Forrest family. May God bless you and your families this Holiday Season!
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- Jacob Hoogendyk III
- Deborah Hardin
- Kevin True
- Brad Page
- Stacey Pape
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