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About 10:30 last evening I received a text message from my daughter letting me know that my grand-daughter Morgan's VERY close friend, (they were boyfriend/girlfriend until the end of January) C J is his name, was in a very serious car crash and had been life flighted to University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He had neck, spine & internal injuries and was in surgery.
At 6:00 this morning she called to tell me that they were on their way to the hospital because things didn't look good. It is now 7:00 a.m. and she just called to let me know that they made it to the hospital safely, and CJ's sister was hoping to get Morgan in to see him before he has to go back into surgery. I guess there are more internal injuries than first anticipated and they have called in Pastor Bob.
CJ had started coming to church with Morgan when they were dating and has continued to come even though they are no longer dating. Morgan & CJ have remained close friends and they all think very highly of Pastor Bob. I'm glad he's there to help them all deal with this terrible situation and what ever may lay ahead.
If you would, please say a prayer for this young man ... I think he's going to need all the prayers we can offer up! Thanks so much!
** UPDATE **
It's 1:00 p.m. and my daughter just called with an update! CJ is out of surgery and things are looking better than expected!! Praise God!! He still has a long way to go and more surgery ahead but he is awake and recognizing everyone!
Luckily, he has no serious head injuries! He does however have a broken neck (which for now they have him in a body collar and discussing if a halo is required). The biggest concern right now are the 4 breaks in his Pelvis. They have done temporary surgery to stabilize it but due to the risk of infection ... need to wait before surgery can be performed for a permanent fix. He is able to wiggle his toes so that is a very good sign!! He has a broken arm but obviously that not of much concern right now! He also has a ruptured bladder & I believe small intestine.
He was very happy to have Morgan at his side and as much as she didn't want to leave, she knew her mother was right when she said he needed to rest now so his body could start to heal! We would appreciate it if you continue to keep him in your prayers and I will be sure to keep you updated on his progress! THANK YOU ONE AND ALL!! GOD'S WORK IS BEING DONE!!!