Medical and Rehab Expenses for Stevie Cairns

On Tuesday, July 28th, Stevie Cairns was struck by a car while cycling alone on Whidbey Island.  He was riding safely on the shoulder and wearing a helmet. The person who struck him was driving on the shoulder and hit him from behind. Stevie was airlifted to a hospital in Everett, Washington. 

Stevie suffered severe injuries, and is currently in critical care in the ICU. Stevie suffered a broken back, broken leg and brain damage. He had a compound fracture in his leg, and they have discovered bleeding on his brain, and contusions on his lungs.  He had a 6-hour surgery to stabilize and decompress his spine, but we still don’t know the long term effects of his injuries. 

During college and after graduating from Western Washington University (WWU) in 2019, Stevie has done a number of jobs helping and serving others. Stevie worked at a homeless shelter in Bellingham as a community liaison. After that he was a job coach for adults with disabilities, helping them to find and maintain work. This past year, Stevie completed a year-long campus ministry internship, where he mentored students from multiple backgrounds, engaged their spiritual questions, and introduced them to the love of his life: Jesus. Stevie was due to start his a job as a campus pastor this September, reaching students for Jesus at his alma mater, WWU, with Chi Alpha Campus Ministries. 

There are so many unknowns for Stevie’s future right now, and all of them come with significant expenses. Although Stevie has health insurance, we know that it will not cover all of his medical expenses and the cost of long-term rehabilitation and home care. Stevie's family also needs to remodel their home to make it wheelchair accessible for Stevie when he comes home from the hospital, as well as purchasing a wheelchair accessible van.  Would you consider donating to this fund so Stevie’s family doesn’t have to bear the brunt of the costs of the medical care and rehabilitation?  We are aiming to raise $200,000.

If you are praying folks, please pray for a miracle.  We serve a God of power who loves to heal against the odds, so please pray for a full recovery for Stevie while you consider contributing to his family’s practical and financial needs. 

Thanks very much,

The Cairns Family


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Julie Lockhart 
Seattle, WA
Stephen Cairns 
Christian Castro 
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