Struggling With Anoxic Brain Injury

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Raised by 72 people in 36 months
My son suffered a massive heart attack due to an undetected blood clot in his leg. It traveled up to his lungs and caused his heart to stop. CPR was performed on him for almost an hour resulting in his brain not receiving oxygen for that length of time. He suffered with Liver Damage although he never drank a drop of alcohol; Lung Damage and Kidney Failure although he never smoked a cigarette. He was in perfect health. This tragedy has been devastating to deal with. He has made some progress but continues to struggle with severe brain damage. We have received an outpouring of love and prayers which we really appreciate. But his hospital bills are building up to astronomical amounts since insurance does not cover 100%. We desperately need your help as we continue on his road to recovery. Please click on the link to give your support. Any donation is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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Hello everyone.

I haven't posted an update in a while. I think in my heart of hearts I was just waiting, wishing, praying for some really big change to share with all of you. Unfortunately, things are pretty much the same. The biggest thing recently is he battled pneumonia and was hospitalized for several weeks. Thank God he's now over that.

This past Thanksgiving holiday was very difficult for me. It was the first time I didn't see him or hear his voice. Every year he would call me or come to help me prepare our Thanksgiving dinner. He loved peeling the potatoes, grating the cheese and shelling the boiled eggs for my potato salad.

The last time I went back east to see him, I was filled with excitement and anticipation. I walked into his room and stopped. There he was … my beautiful child … but different. Where was the progress I was expecting? His head, mouth and body twisted to the left. His left arm moving uncontrollably up, down, sideways. His legs moving spastically up and down. His eyes open, unseeing, but looking all around. My heart broke into a thousand pieces. The tears streamed down my face. How could this have happened to him? Why??? He never smoked a cigarette, never drank a drop of alcohol, never did any drugs...was in perfect health. Wasn’t it enough that my baby boy died 5 years ago? Here I am looking at my only child left. Gone is his amazing smile, his infectious laugh, his exuberant personality. The pain and despair I feel is manifest.

But he’s still alive. Where there's life, there's hope. So we continue to pray for a miracle and pray that our prayers will be answered. Because only time and God can heal him now. May God bless you all and I pray that nothing like this ever happens to you or a loved one. It’s devastating.
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Hello everyone. My son was transferred to a Long Term Acute Care Facity last week and is adjusting well. He started moving his head from side to side and also moves his arms. He's been breathing on his own for 5 days now and should be off the ventilator soon. That will allow him to start rehab and speech therapy. He still has a long, hard journey ahead of him but God is good and our prayers are being answered with little miracles
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Hello All.

My son had a tracheotomy last night so the ventilator tube is no longer down his throat so he's breathing better and looking more like himself. He's still in a vegetative state which means that although his eyes are open, he's not aware. We continue to pray for the miracle that would give him recognition. Thanks again for your kindness, love and support as we continue on this journey to recovery. ~Lenore~
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GOD IS GOOD!!!! Derryck opened his eyes for the first time! He still has a lot of medication in his system so there's no response yet and no recognition. The doctors don't think there will be. But we believe in miracles and will continue to pray. This may be a first step toward his recovery. Thank you so much for all your prayers and donations as we continue on this long journey. ~Lenore~
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Paulette TooBlessed Vandervall
30 months ago

Please continue to pray for my cousin. He is such a loving person. It is so difficult to see him in this condition. I know God is a miracle worker. I stand believing in complete healing. Please lift him up in prayer. Asking for a special prayer for his mother as she continue to travel to be with her child as often as possible.

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Daisy Gonzalez
35 months ago

“Dear Heavenly Father, We thank you for the friends that you have given us on this earth. They are the precious jewels you have entrusted to us. Lord, Devon means so much to so many people, family and friends alike. You made him, and you know there is only one of Devon out in the world. Devon was fearfully and wonderfully made in your image, Lord. He is a child of God that has a heart that is weak. We lift up this feeble heart, and we ask that you give it the power it needs right now. The devil is trying to attack Devon 's family by hurting Devon and taking away the joy of good health. We stand against this attack. We lift our shields of faith. We know that you can take this ugly turn in Devon 's health and use it for your glory. We ask that you do that for His family right now. Give them a hope and a faith that is so strong that the prayers that come out of their lips (and hearts) will burst forth a new life in that weak heart. You said that the prayers of the faithful will be heard. In the name of Jesus, I ask that you cover Devon in his hospital bed. Give Devon comfort as you lay your loving, healing hands on his weak flesh. Revive what is weak and reverse the damage. Touch Devon 's heart to beat stronger than it ever has before. Let it beat with a new furvour for you. Until the day you take Devon home, fill him with the Holy Ghost and the power of Christ’s heart. Amaze the doctors and the nurses, as we stand in the gap believing in our hearts for Devon 's complete healing and recovery. Make Devon 's heart be a beating testimony to the power of the most high, El Shaddai. In Jesus’ precious name, may many come to your kingdom as a result of this trying time, Amen.”

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DANIELA GARCIA
16 months ago

I will pray for you and your son. My dad too has been diagnosed with Anoxic Brain Injury and I know it's tough.

LC
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Lawerance Cockrell
30 months ago

Still in my prayers. All of u.

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Anonymous
30 months ago
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Anonymous
32 months ago
LC
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Lawerance Cockrell
32 months ago

Still praying for his progress. Don't tire out. Keep fighting.

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Anonymous
33 months ago
Paulette TooBlessed Vandervall
30 months ago

Please continue to pray for my cousin. He is such a loving person. It is so difficult to see him in this condition. I know God is a miracle worker. I stand believing in complete healing. Please lift him up in prayer. Asking for a special prayer for his mother as she continue to travel to be with her child as often as possible.

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Daisy Gonzalez
35 months ago

“Dear Heavenly Father, We thank you for the friends that you have given us on this earth. They are the precious jewels you have entrusted to us. Lord, Devon means so much to so many people, family and friends alike. You made him, and you know there is only one of Devon out in the world. Devon was fearfully and wonderfully made in your image, Lord. He is a child of God that has a heart that is weak. We lift up this feeble heart, and we ask that you give it the power it needs right now. The devil is trying to attack Devon 's family by hurting Devon and taking away the joy of good health. We stand against this attack. We lift our shields of faith. We know that you can take this ugly turn in Devon 's health and use it for your glory. We ask that you do that for His family right now. Give them a hope and a faith that is so strong that the prayers that come out of their lips (and hearts) will burst forth a new life in that weak heart. You said that the prayers of the faithful will be heard. In the name of Jesus, I ask that you cover Devon in his hospital bed. Give Devon comfort as you lay your loving, healing hands on his weak flesh. Revive what is weak and reverse the damage. Touch Devon 's heart to beat stronger than it ever has before. Let it beat with a new furvour for you. Until the day you take Devon home, fill him with the Holy Ghost and the power of Christ’s heart. Amaze the doctors and the nurses, as we stand in the gap believing in our hearts for Devon 's complete healing and recovery. Make Devon 's heart be a beating testimony to the power of the most high, El Shaddai. In Jesus’ precious name, may many come to your kingdom as a result of this trying time, Amen.”

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