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$4,353 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 84 people in 6 months
Gregory Carpenter
on behalf of Trent Kreslins
 NORMAN, OK
Too often today, we see people spending more time videoing a crime or attack on someone instead of assisting the victim. Well, I am proud to tell you all that my son Trent did just that and he immediately interceded to protect the young lady victim who was being hit by some guy.

Celebrating his 23rd birthday last night, he and his friends were walking home to hit the hay. However, when Trent saw the physical abuse, he did the right thing without thought and went to the guy to stop him and let him know "it's not cool to hit women." Trent is disabled but did not let that stop him, having had well over 20 surgeries, one Medi-Evac helicopter flight from our neighborhood, pancreatitis attacks, and numerous nights in the ER with constant pain, a right leg limp because of foot drop and many other struggles in life.

Last night none of that mattered and did not limit his moral courage – he did the right thing and defended a woman whom he did not know.

For trying to stop this attack on this women, Trent was dropped with a punch to the face which needed stitches and was subsequently attacked by somewhere around 10 other cowards and was pummeled as he lie on the ground attempting to cover himself from the vicious blows. A friend who was with him, Zach, was also pummeled and was the first to aid Trent and was followed by others who eventually ended the barrage. He received good care from the bystanders, paramedics, and the ER team at Baylor Medical Center. With his disability, McCune-Albright Syndrome, this could have been so much worse and we thank our Lord Jesus for protecting him from the many, many torturous punches and kicks he took.

Trent is not the kind of man who seeks attention and applause. I want to show to the world what a man can look like, Trent is a man and he showed it last night when he made his self preservation secondary to deal with something that needed to be dealt with. I am SOOOO proud of you Trent! So, remember his face because as we see the emergence of people who are more willing to video a crime from a safe distance rather than intervene at their own peril, Trent stands out as a man of action and a true role model.

Please help us now, we may celebrate the actions by one man, which are beyond reproach and should be the same reaction we see uniformly from our men of honor; but we are never ready for these things and can only pray the right thing is come. Help us to help him to return to a normal life…


Thank you and may God Bless you and yours.
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Update 8
Posted by Gregory Carpenter
6 months ago
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OU football team showing appreciation for Trent's heroic actions. Please keep him and his family in prayer during these times.

http://www.soonersports.com/mediaPortal/player.dbml?id=5688800
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Update 7
Posted by Gregory Carpenter
6 months ago
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God Bless you all, we have just doubled the goal which was set up just a couple days ago, thank you for the love and sharing everyone has displayed. I know Trent and the entire Kreslins family appreciates and thanks you from the bottom of their hearts.

Gregory
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Update 6
Posted by Gregory Carpenter
6 months ago
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"Thank you everyone for your generosity...I am truly humbled. Thank you Greg and Suzanne also for setting up this page. At this point, I did the best I could regarding the medical bills I think I'll have that won't be covered by my insurance and I'm stunned that you folks, some who don't even know me are being so giving.

I will pray a blessing over each of you and THANK YOU!"

Trent
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Update 5
Posted by Gregory Carpenter
6 months ago
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Folks, we are two days into this and are nearly double what was asked, this is a wonderful testament to all of you! A trip to the doctor yesterday revealed that Trent's underlying sinus issues might have been exacerbated by the attack. Comparing CT scans against a historical one will help in clarifying the situation. I will make updates as we get them so do not be surprised if you see changes, we are just trying to keep things in line with what the doctor reports.

Thank you all again,

Gregory
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$4,353 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 84 people in 6 months
Created October 11, 2016
Gregory Carpenter  
on behalf of Trent Kreslins
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$50
Eugene Harwood
2 months ago

I hope my sons have the courage you have shown. You are a hero in my book!!!!

GT
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Graeme Taylor
5 months ago
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Thank you for your action, they speak louder then word.

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Anonymous
6 months ago
$25
Anonymous
6 months ago
MM
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Maria Michel
6 months ago
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JB
$50
JAMIE BELKNAP
6 months ago
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Let us all do the right thing, whenever, wherever, as you did, Trent!

PH
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Paul H
6 months ago
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Anonymous
6 months ago
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Richard Barrett
6 months ago
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MW
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Michael Willis
6 months ago
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Thank you Trent!

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