Philip Ormston Recovery Fund

$31,679 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 119 people in 58 months

Philip Ormston a.k.a "Ormie", is a fighter.  May 17, 2014, on Hwy 380 in Savannah, TX, Philip was in a car that was hit by a drunk driver.  Philip's only injury was to his head, which caused a lot of serious swelling and bruising to his brain.    He underwent a craniectomy about a week after injury to reduce the pressure on his brain, and within hours of the surgery, began moving his arms and legs in response to pain!  

One of Philip's biggest battles is with disphagia  where he has a hard time getting the muscles of his mouth and throat to work together so he can speak/swallow /eat.     He also has muscle tone and spasticity in his left side which makes it very difficult for him to do things on his own.   His therapists are amazing and always working with Philip so that he can do more and more on his own.     We are looking into some new therapies, as well,that will specifically target his TBI (traumatic brain injury).

We are so proud of how far Philip has come!  He is such a hard-working, and determined young man - those of you who know him can attest to that!  

We are appreciative of any and all donations, and are thankful for your support and prayers! None of this would be possible without the good Lord at our side and the amazing power of prayer! So many of you have been with us since the beginning, and it means so much that you're still by our side and still going strong - so thank you all! 

If you don't already, you can follow Philip's progress and keep in touch at :

Tshirt included with minimum $20 donation!  (M,L,XL Red/Green/Turquoise)
(The quote says "No matter how you feel... get up, dress up, show up, and never give up!")

Thanks & God Bless,

Jessica Ormston

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For part 1 of Philip's story:

We are so proud of how far Philip has come! He is such a hard-working, and determined young man - those of you who know him can attest to that!

Philip still has a long road ahead of him, a TBI is a lifelong injury and Philip will need therapy for years to come.

If you would like more information, or for future updates, visit:
We are so proud of Philip's progress!
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Philip continues to improve day by day, but he still needs your help! I love to post about the good things we see in Philip, however he remains dependent on his wheelchair and 24 hour care at this point in time. He cannot work for an income and so this puts the burden of financial care on those of us who love and support Philip in every way. While we've seen marked improvements over the last few months, Philip continues to be dependent on others for everything in his life. As you can imagine the costs rise quickly, and so we are still asking for donations from any who can extend this gift of support to Philip.

Because of this, I am raising our goal to $50,000. We consider this to be a lifetime fund for Philip's care, with the hopes that one day he won't need it and we can gift others the way that y'all have to us. As of this point in time, we would like to raise as much as we can for this amazing man in hopes that he continues to steadily recover.

Thanks once again for all of your support and generosity so far!

Jessica Ormston

#lovewins #teamormie #miracleshappen #miracleinthemaking #proudsister #sistersagainstdrunkdriving #tbiAwareness
Philip's still on the road to recovery!
Went for a drive=country views & tunes!
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Philip is doing really well these days, he's very responsive to everything around him and his therapists are working with him on non-verbal forms of communication since he is currently unable to speak. This past weekend we worked with Philip on sitting on the edge of the bed and then pulling himself up to a standing position. It was good to see how strong he's getting, and it was even better to see how well he can support himself with his core strength.
Lately he's been doing better swallowing and making sounds vocally, so we're hoping & praying that insurance will continue to allow him to stay here at Pate long enough for him to have a breakthrough. Any time he moves locations, he has about a month where he regresses and then has to get settled in/get familiar with his therapists. I feel a miracle on the horizon but we just need him to be able to stay in one place long enough for that to be able to happen.
We are currently working with his case manager at Pate Rehab, to help us get Philip to two new types of treatment/therapy. Neither are covered by insurance and are considered "experimental" but both have MANY amazing success stories, and Philip deserves EVERY CHANCE at recovery he can get. Since they aren't covered by insurance, this is where any and all donations will come into play.

The first is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, which Philip has actually had a few treatments of already! He responded really well to it - it seems to really relax his left side (which he has a lot of muscle spasticity in) and helps him to be more responsive, which will help in all of his other therapies(Physical therapy/Speech therapy/Occupational therapy).
Each HBOT treatment lasts about an hour and basically forces more oxygen into the bloodstream, which allows the body to heal faster. Each treatment is $200 and they recommend 40 treatments for optimum results.

The second is called The Carrick Brain Center, which is ready to accept Philip as soon as his case manager can coordinate it. They work in "functional neurology" and work to figure out where the brain is not communicating correctly with the body; and then they work to correct whatever the issue is. Here is a link to one of their many success stories, feel free to check out their site for more: It's truly amazing what they can do.
They recommend that Philip see them for 5 consecutive days at about $1000/day.

We are also working on getting Philip to a chiropractor for adjustments and acupuncture treatments which will aid his body in its recovery, too.

Please pray for all coordination of his therapies to go as smoothly as possible. I'm excited to see how Philip responds to each of these new therapies and ready for the days ahead. Attached is a link to Philip's gofundme page or feel free to message me for other donation options. Thank you all, once again, for your kind generosity and support of my big bro.

Love & blessings,

Jessica Ormston
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So we are now at about 5 months since the accident and Philip is continuing to improve, but he is still in a rehab hospital and in need of financial support. He is such a fighter and we are so proud of his progress!Thank you all for your continued prayers and positive support.
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Patricia Headrick
58 months ago

Jessica I would love a third and to donate. I am in AZ. Would that be ok?

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$31,679 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 119 people in 58 months
Created May 23, 2014
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carol martin
21 months ago

I have never met Phillip, but am so happy to see his progress. God is so good!

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Patricia Headrick
58 months ago

Jessica I would love a third and to donate. I am in AZ. Would that be ok?

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