Tragically, his life was changed a little over two weeks ago on July 11th early in the morning when he was routinely driving to work. A driver fell asleep at the wheel, accelerated over several lanes and hit Edward's car with direct impact. Edward saw the tragedy coming and did all he could to move his car and his upper body over and that saved his lift. Unfortunately, the impact crushed his left leg and ankle in more breaks that you can count. His right leg suffered a major break. His left hip was also crushed. In addition to these major injuries, he has a broken rib and a broken C7 vertebrae. He was transported to UNC Chapel Hill Trauma Center, where he underwent 3 long and major surgeries to repair his legs and hip. His amazing wife, Tracy, remained and remains by his side at all times. She loves God and has been his solid rock of support. Anyone who has seen Edward, the pictures or has talked to Tracy knows a whole new meaning of 'lucky to be alive'.
Edward worked hard every day and worked with one goal - to take care of his family. Although, he is blessed and will walk again, it will be a minimum of three months before he can stand to put weight on his legs and begin walking. He will be out of work for some time. Tracy will not be able to return to work, as she will be with Edward caring for him. He eagerly returned to his home yesterday, July 25th, so anxious to see his babies. He has the most amazing outlook and is so motivated to get moving and healing so he can be there with and for his family.
At this time, Edward and Tracy need immediate monetary relief to help with day to day expenses, food and supplies for the children while they wait for the long insurance process to kick in to help with their medical bills. They currently do not have any income. Their faith is strong, but continued prayers are appreciated, too.
Please consider helping the Pipkin family that has touched so many of us so deeply.
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