John's Accident and Recovery

John Pipp was on a camping trip with his close friends over the weekend of August 4-6, 2017 in Wyoming.  On the way home John and his friend, Joey, were in an accident.  Both boys were air-lifted to hospitals in Wyoming.  John was in the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper for 10 days.  Although John has many scratches and bruises, they pale in comparison to the trauma suffered to his head.  At the scene of the accident, one of the EMTs told the other boys who were following in additional cars that, “you have to be prepared to lose your friend… he may not make it.”  They had to cut John out of the car and his seat belt (yes, the seat belt saved his life).  Two of the boys including his cousin held John while the EMT’s cut John from the truck.  A third man (with many tattoos and piercings) whom no one saw pull up to the scene or leave after also helped, but no one got his name (perhaps John’s guardian angel).  
 
John is not out of the woods yet, but the doctors are already referring to his recovery as miraculous.  John has large hematomas outside the brain, but the doctors said that his skull did what it was supposed to do and protect the brain.  The best news is that they haven't had to do any surgery.  They estimate that it will take 4-6 weeks for the swelling to subside.  Therapists have been tending to John nearly around the clock and outside of a broken thumb/wrist, he is doing incredibly well.
 
We believe in the power of prayer.   We have so much to be thankful for and we are so blessed with all of the graces given to us by Christ.  It is important for us to acknowledge when we ask for His blessings and then receive them.  We are thankful that God has saved John .  We are thankful for your prayers and ask that you continue to pray for John’s recovery and our peace.

We do not know how this will all work out.  We do not even have a goal... $1000 was the suggested  goal on this site.  What we do know is that people have asked to be able to support us in this way.  We are humbled and grateful for your generosity.

Thank you.

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David Pipp 
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Denver, CO
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