Sheri&Darryl Deakins Emergency Fund
Deepest Gratitude to all for the generosity, loving kindness and miraculous prayers that have been sent.
Our initial goal of $20,000 has been reached and exceeded!!! Likewise, your prayers have been instrumental in Darryl's meeeting and exceeding some crucial healing milestones.
Here is the latest post from Sheri:
"I really like these stained glass windows at the hospital. It is the story of resurrection, healing, restorationand glorification. This is exactly what is happening to Darryl Deakins.
"I could not sleep so I called, Ramon, his nurse, to check in on my man....Darryl is OPENING his eyes to command and when asked to blink he BLINKS.
This is absolutely mind boggling! I'm not going to say unbelievable because Everything is believable with the God we serve!
"Pray, my prayer warriors, pray.....complete healing and restoration for Darryl's brain....let's all collectively "turn up the volume" and pray, my prayer warriors, pray.
I love you all, Sheri Deakins."
So let us take a breath and celebrate the collective heart that has come together so beautifully and so quickly. But, please, if you are so moved to donate, please know that our help is still needed for thelaong haul. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!!!
Updates on Darryl's condition can also be found here:
As part of Sheri and Darryl Deakins' extended 'family', we are raising these funds to help them in a time of sudden and critical need. We are Daye and Jaelin Proffit, and Sheri and Darryl are our friends and team members.
Darryl and his wife, Sheri, are from the Denver, Colorado, area and were in Long Beach for the Nerium Get Real Conference. They have a blended family of three beautiful daughters, two adult and one teenager still at home. They each work full time.
Saturday night, October 25th, Darryl was struck in a crosswalk by a hit-and-run driver in Long Beach, CA, near the convention center. He is in critical condition in the ICU and will have to remain there for an uncertain, but extended period.
We are offering an opportunity for loving, caring, sharing people to come together to give a little or a lot to help this wonderful family who give so much to others!
The use of these funds are to help with temporary housing and travel expenses in California and help keep the family afloat in the long recovery process as the extent of Darryl's injuries become more clearly known.
Thank you for your prayers and financial gifts.
Here are my before and after pictures. Starting from top left: Sheri and me October, 2012; me October 2014; me with the women I love Nov 2014...I'm actually trying to smile; Sheri and me, March 2015. Look how far I have come!
I want to give you my current status. I'm one day away from finishing with my outpatient rehab program. I passed the light board reflex test and I'm on the waiting list for my driving test...I don't like being so dependent on my family and my brother(thanks Rich for being with me these last three months) to get me around so I'm really looking forward to driving in a couple months.
I'm not able to return to work so my plan B has now become my plan A. I am able to work my Nerium business and volunteer at the church. I don't like sitting around the house so this helps fill my time. I like cooking for the family and especially smoking meats.
I really thank you for your thoughts and prayers. My brain is not 100% but I'm positive that it will continue to heal.
A full schedule this past. Highlight 1:
Sara Clark turned 16! Drivers license is now in hand...freedom! Definitely feeling bittersweet going to miss the unexpected moments to have real time lessons and chats. I'm sure we will still have them but I won't have her captive in my car! Ha!
Highlight 2: Darryl Deakins continues to make wonderful progress; therapy will continue through beginning of March. Darryl realizes that his life was spared for a greater purpose and to that note today he has proclaimed Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Darryl will be getting baptized on Feb. 22. A second chance at life...such a miracle! As I have said so many times before, thank you all for your thoughts, prayers and support, they have truly made a difference in our lives. It is an honor and a privilege to experience this miracle first hand.
Love and blessings to you all,
Again, we thank everyone for thoughts and prayers
Saturday am. Darryl Deakinsupdated. It has been an awesome week. Darryl completed three days at his out patient day program for traumatic brain injury. He will likely go down to two visits per week to extend out the therapy. This will require Darryl to do "homework" again. I see improvements continuing. This man continues to amaze me. The hardest thing for me is not being around him 24/7 because the miracles continue to unfold and I don't want to miss out on any event.
Physical therapy: they are doing what is called "manual" which is manipulating the soft tissue around the spine and ribs to decrease pain and improve alignment. This is definitely helping with reducing Darryl's pain to the point where he had had some pain free moments. Darryl's walk is getting back to normal as well. Darryl is still very stiff in the neck and shoulder muscles.
Occupational Therapy: Working on improving Darryl's reflexes so he can start working towards driving skills on a simulator. Darryl is able to take care of all his personal care. We are able to leave him alone at the house and he does well. This is a true blessing to have him becoming more independent with his daily routine.
Speech therapy: Working on Darryl's higher level decision making, comprehension and understanding cause and effect. Darryl is showing more facial expressions with his conversations and his humor is definitely returning.
We had two doctor appointments to reevaluate where we are with everything. Chest xray still show all the broken ribs and clavicle. MRI is pending for a possible meniscus tear in the right knee. We will know more with our next doctor visits.
Looking forward to Darryl's brother Rich coming to stay with us for about a month to help with the day to day needs and focus on helping Darryl. The exciting part is helping Darryl with smoking meats. Darryl loves to grill and smoke meat, chicken, pork, etc. It will be great to have Darryl get this skill back and Rich will be great to help him with this.
The key specific prayers continues for full restoration of Darryl's brain.
Pray for the best results of the MRI with Darryl's knee.
Praises for all of the continued support and prayers from all our family and friends.
Love you all, we are truly blessed and grateful for the outpouring of support.
Thank you for keeping us updated. I am thrilled to see how far you have come - and yes, the wisdom of the body was built for healing! Think of Dennis Windsor and how much he healed. He looks amazing now. I have no doubt that your body and brain will continue to heal as well. Sending you much love and blessings. I've known so many people for whom Nerium started as a Plan B and became Plan A. Not a bad plan to have!
Darryl!!! What joy to hear from you today!! I have been following your story from the beginning! Sherri and I spoke while she was with you in CA. My brother had a TBI two and a half years ago and we have been praying for all of you as others who have walked this path!! Praising God for your continued healing!! You are a miracle!
You don't know me but I have been following all of your posts. So thrilled to hear that Darryl is home for the holidays. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
This is such exciting news. No telling the progress Darryl can make from the comfort of living at home again. You are all so inspiring! Prayers coming daily. Bravo!!!!!
I'm glad Darryl's back! FYI, I'm (as they call it), a Craig Hospital "Alum". I don't know how Darryl's memory is right now, but ask him if he remembers. Just as importantly, I know at a very personal level what he is going through, and might be able to provide some insight to friends and family, and "connect" with Darryl in his challenges. Let me know how I can help! Rob firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheri, you don't know me but I've been following your every post and praying for Darryl daily. I cried when I read of Darryl walking 10 feet yesterday. So wonderful! Will be praying for strength to fly to Denver! ! I'm in your Nerium family in New Mexico. Love to you all.
Prayers from South Carolina. I have been where Darryl is and know that if anyone can recover from this it is those of us in the Nerium family. Remember to cover him with positive affirmations and prayers. Dennis Windsor is an example of what can be!
I'm in CO, can help with something here if there's anything needed. Love and prayers for you all.
In addition to any financial contribution you make, you can also gift Marriott Rewards Points to help Sheri with hotel expenses. If you happen to have Marriott Reward Points, this is another great way to offer help. People are able to gift their points to Sheri. They would need to call the Marriott courtyard themselves ask to speak to a manager. Then they give Sheri's name and room number (701). Let them know that they want to gift them to her. Phone Number to the Marriott Courtyard is 562-435-8511.
Our prayers are with this family.
Deseo que se recupere pronto y todo vuelva hacer como antes en su familia Bendisiones
What tragic news! Prayers and healing thoughts are coming from your Canadian Nerium family... We will be donating to help and will ask others to do the same.