Kelsteen Piper Medical Fund

$3,265 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 40 people in 44 months
Jody Jones Piper   WILDOMAR, CA
Like many families in Southern California, the Piper family enjoyed riding and racing motocross. Motocross is Kelsteen's passion and it provided some great family experiences for the Piper Family. Kelsteen grew up riding and racing at Perris Raceway, Lucas Oil MX (Starwest), and Lake Elsinore. On Tuesday evening January 8th, Kelsteen crashed while practicing at Lucas Oil MX (Starwest). The crash resulted in severe head trauma. He is battling to regain consciousness.
Kelsteen's father Ryan and mother Jody have not left his side in the hospital. They both want to remain by his side in hopes to help with Kelsteen's recovery. This fund will help the Piper family with extra medical costs. The fund will also help Ryan and Jody stay by Kelsteen's side as they miss work.
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Update 6
43 months ago
Update on Kelsteen Piper well he finished his first week of the day treat program and is doing well considering where he was 1 month ago today. He has been so strong and has stayed as focused as he can in his road to recovery. Each day he wakes up with a positive attitude and goes to therapy and puts 100% of effort into it. He wants nothing more to be home for good but is now starting to understand how important his therapy is for him to make a full recovery. We are on our 2nd weekend home and hoping its goes as good as last weekend. After knowing the percentage of people with this type of injury that actually survive makes all of us really thank god that he is here with us and god has a plan for him. With patience and time we will know exactly what his plan is for him. So very thankful that my Kel-bel is doing so well. It has been a tough month for our family and will continue to be tough for the next few years but please know that we are extremely thankful and appreciate all our friends, family and the community that has showed us such amazing help and support!!!!
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Update 5
43 months ago
Update on Kelsteen Piper. He is doing really well in therapy and he will be leaving Casa Colina Hospital on Friday and will be moving across the parking lot to the Casa Colina Transitional Living Center Day Treatment Program where he will be getting 5 hours of therapy a day (Mon thru Fri) for the next 3 weeks or so the good thing is each night he can go home so we will still be staying down here Mon thru Fri and we will head home on Fridays at 3 pm when therapy is over for the weekend and we will come back here on Sun nights or Monday mornings to start the week of therapy. Hopefully after the 3 weeks he will be good go come home and try to get back to a normal life. Of course there will still be a lot of out- patient therapy and he won't be back at school for probably 6 months. Once he is home for good there will still be a lot of recovering he has to do! He will be closely monitored and not able to do a lot if things he use to do but slowly he will get back to normal. The doctor said this will still be a 1 1/2 to 2 year recovery for his brain to heal completely. We will keep u all posted on visiting when we get home!!!!!
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Update 4
43 months ago
Update On Kelsteen Piper good news is he is eating a lot more today. we are hoping he will be moved to the acute rehab this weekend or the begining of next week. Kenny and Edie came to the hospital today and Kelsteen and Kenny had a great conversation about Supercross, and he also played the dirtbike game on Kenny's i-pad which is a great progress. I know you all must think how great he is doing after reading all my posts but the truth is this is a lot more difficult then it appears. he does make great progress each day but the progress is sometimes only for that moment. all these little things are huge but in all reality the doctors do not measure his progress on a day to day nor a week at time basis, his progress is measured by months and all though each day little things progress it does not really make sense unless you see him personally. My dear friend Monica hit the nail on the head with her comment "No one has any idea what you are going through until they see it themselves. You guys are all so strong. It's hard to understand his recovery right now because when it's explained in words, the picture is nothing like the reality. Praying for all of you each day. I'm especially praying that he will be able to get comfortable so he can relax and heal quickly. The body is an amazing thing especially with God looking over him.". Each day i walk in that hospital and I think to my self Wow he did so good to day and then I look at the big picture and he is still so far away from recovering. Each day is just a little step forward.. Once we get to Casa Colina for his Rehab the road to recovery will begin.
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Update 3
43 months ago
01/16/2013
Update on Kelsteen Piper today was a rough day. He is still not eating as much as they need him to eat, we tried several different things to get him to eat and finally this evening he ate a jello and 2 Oreo cookies with a half of container of chocolate milk. It's a start but he can't live on oreo's. he started to drink a lot more fluids on his own which is good. In the evenings he really makes good progress. Tonight Monica Dufour Ramsey , Nathan Ramsey, Sandy Roberts and Taylor Roberts came to see him we were all sitting in the waiting room and Kelsteen Piper decided to get up and take a walk to the waiting room and just sat down and had a conversation with the Ramsey family which made complete sense. This has been so hard to see him struggle with his communication but so thankful that certain people trigger his ability to communicate clearly.
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Jody Piper
43 months ago

Update on Kelsteen Piper well today was a rough day... Kelsteen was very emotional today and in a lot of pain. We finally had to give him pain meds to help him calm down. Then he slept for most of the day. He is not eating so we have to get him to eat by tommrow or they will have to put a Ng tube down him to feed him. We are struggling with that for now. Hopefully we can get him to eat tommrow he requested biscuts and gravy and chicken fried steak. Hopefully if we bring him that he will eat something. He walked around the whole pediatric unit 2 times today. Highlights from today when Kelsteen jumped up out of bed and walked the unit, then he grabbed his phone from Kacee and started reading a text message from his friend Devin and then read a text message out loud to all of us from his friend Jeffrey C and then he called him and said "what up" and they had a full conversation completely normal and it made complete sense. It was so amazing it was as if he never had anything wrong with him. He is spelling people's names and knows some people's first and last names.. So to sum it up what appeared to be a really bad day ended up being a pretty good day.

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Jody Piper
44 months ago

Update on Kelsteen: Today is a much better day. Kelsteen has been very responsive today which is a good sign. The speech therapist, occupational therapist, physical therapist all came in today and things are looking good he was able to eat a few bites of a sandwhich and drink some water which is amazing for this type of injury. He sat up with help from the PT and the OT today as well which is a great improvement. He is talking alot more and opening his eyes and looking at us. Another great sign of improvement is when Monica his speech therapist asked him "is your name bobby" and he responded " Kelsteen"!!!! that was awesome to hear him say who he is. A lot of progress today!!!! I also want to say thank you to all of you who have donated to this fund, words can not describe how appreciative and thankful we are for all the help and support that everyone has given.

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$3,265 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 40 people in 44 months
Created January 11, 2013
DA
$20
Deborah & Robert Allen
43 months ago

Our prayers are with your whole family! # 348

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DP
$200
David A. Piper
43 months ago
LM
$200
Lani Morel
43 months ago
$100
Shannon Jones
43 months ago

We love you Kel-Bell.... hurry up and come home. Yaya, Josh, Jay-Jay & Banana-Butt!

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$250
Anonymous
43 months ago
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$50
Kepple Family
43 months ago

Praying for You all...

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$50
Aaron and Lynette Seegraves
43 months ago

All our love and prayers to my family, wish we could make it all better but because we believe and trust in GOD I know he will lead you through this and heal Kelsteen in his time and you !

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43 months ago
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Anonymous .
43 months ago

The Piper family is still in need during this extremely difficult and long recovery period. Dear, Friends, family, and motocross family, please come together and donate if you can. No amount is too small. Kelsteen, we pray for a speedy and successful recovery!!

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The Chancellors
43 months ago

Sending love & prayers your way - here's to a speedy recovery. braaaaaaap

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Jody Piper
43 months ago

Update on Kelsteen Piper well today was a rough day... Kelsteen was very emotional today and in a lot of pain. We finally had to give him pain meds to help him calm down. Then he slept for most of the day. He is not eating so we have to get him to eat by tommrow or they will have to put a Ng tube down him to feed him. We are struggling with that for now. Hopefully we can get him to eat tommrow he requested biscuts and gravy and chicken fried steak. Hopefully if we bring him that he will eat something. He walked around the whole pediatric unit 2 times today. Highlights from today when Kelsteen jumped up out of bed and walked the unit, then he grabbed his phone from Kacee and started reading a text message from his friend Devin and then read a text message out loud to all of us from his friend Jeffrey C and then he called him and said "what up" and they had a full conversation completely normal and it made complete sense. It was so amazing it was as if he never had anything wrong with him. He is spelling people's names and knows some people's first and last names.. So to sum it up what appeared to be a really bad day ended up being a pretty good day.

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Jody Piper
44 months ago

Update on Kelsteen: Today is a much better day. Kelsteen has been very responsive today which is a good sign. The speech therapist, occupational therapist, physical therapist all came in today and things are looking good he was able to eat a few bites of a sandwhich and drink some water which is amazing for this type of injury. He sat up with help from the PT and the OT today as well which is a great improvement. He is talking alot more and opening his eyes and looking at us. Another great sign of improvement is when Monica his speech therapist asked him "is your name bobby" and he responded " Kelsteen"!!!! that was awesome to hear him say who he is. A lot of progress today!!!! I also want to say thank you to all of you who have donated to this fund, words can not describe how appreciative and thankful we are for all the help and support that everyone has given.

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