Our friends' son was just declared brain dead after a skateboard accident.

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  1. annsni

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    Please pray for Nelson and Charlotte as they will be disconnecting Vincent in the next 24 hours from the life support. He was skateboarding with friends and fell and hit his head. Less than 24 hours later, his brain shows no function. He's their only child and only 19.
     
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    Praying here, Ann.
     
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    Oh how sad! So young!
    Lord, We pray that You will be with Nelson and Charlotte as they will cling to You, Lord Jesus for their comfort and strength during this time of sorrow! May friends and family members be a great source of help to them too. In Your name, Jesus we are asking. Amen :praying::1_grouphug:
     
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    so sad. Are they believers?

    Will be praying for them and you all as you minister to them.
     
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    Tom, they are believers as is Vincent. But Nelson, the dad, is really struggling. He's like a man desperately grasping for anything that might change the outcome in this and he is frantic. He's losing his focus on God right now and I actually had to hold his face and get him to tell me God's character as he's seen through his life and then ask him when he answered if God has changed since Vince fell. I think it helped a little. I know that just having been through a health crisis with my own daughter has taught me a LOT about God in the midst of the storm.

    So it seems Vince was on a longboard (a very long skateboard) and the back wheels went off the pavement when he was turning and he went over backwards, hitting his head on the pavement. He immediately stopped breathing and hasn't breathed on his own since. I was told it took the ambulance guys an hour to clean the ambulance from the blood. :(

    So they will do more tests tomorrow and will confirm that he's brain dead or not.

    PLEASE pray for Charlotte and especially Nelson. They need to be absolutely bathed in prayer right now.
     
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    such an awful thing. (((prayers)))
     
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    This is so horrible. I'm praying for Nelson and Charlotte.
     
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    Praying for Nelson and Charlotte during this tragic time. :praying:
     
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    Thanks, Ann for the latest concerning Vincent's parents!
    It sure looks like the Lord is using you in a mighty way to help Nelson and Charlotte to go through this most difficult time in their lives!

    Continuing to pray to the Lord for Nelson and Charlotte and praying that the Lord will continue to use you to help them to see how mighty our God is even in times when we are experiencing our darkest valley still He is there too!
     
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    Praying for them. I can't even begin to comprehend the pain they are going through right now.
     
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    Just got home after another long day at the hospital. The parents decided to go with Vince's wishes and disconnect him and donate his organs but then there was a lot of family and friends trying to convince dad to allow God to do a miracle and not do this. Unfortunately, this drove a wedge between mom and dad because they had already made the decision. After much crying, prayer and counsel, dad understood that his boy is no longer in that body and it's now deteriorating. He made the decision to sign the papers - much to the anger of the rest of the family (extended family). But it's done and mom and dad are united - and Vince's wishes will be fulfilled. They know if God is planning to do a miracle, he still will do it but that's exactly what it would take - a miracle. :( They will harvest the organs tomorrow.
     
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    thanks, Ann for the update!
    That was a courageous and right move of Vicent's parents to honor their son's last request!
    I am sure that the prayers and your support to the family are being of a great help and blessing to these grieving parents!
    God bless you for being there when they need your support the most!

    Continue to hold the family in our prayers!
     
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    (((hugs))) for them and you.
     
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    :1_grouphug::1_grouphug::1_grouphug::1_grouphug::1_grouphug:for the family. God e with them
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    I send my hugs and prayers to this grieving parents and to you, Ann who is doing a great work for the Lord by be a help and blessing to this precious couple!
     
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    The family is in my prayers. So tragic.
     
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    Ann, I have been following your FB information, and I am praying for this couple as they head towards this decision and the subsequent loss.
     
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    Ann, I've been out of town for a few days. I'm praying for the family now. I saw a bit on FB and started but didn't know the whole story. Praying, praying.
     
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    We had a beautiful memorial service last night for Vince. There were about 800 people there and many made decisions for Christ. I found out from the transplant coordinator (who actually attended his first funeral for a patient) that 5 people had their lives saved through his donation. Praise God. Now to pray that those people each are saved spiritually as well. :)

    Thank you for the prayers. Please continue to lift up Charlotte and Nelson as they have to deal with the whole aftermath of this - the going home to a place where they have very little support and where they need to unpack Vince's things (as I said earlier, they just moved three weeks ago from NY to Louisiana).
     
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    Here's a pic of Vince and his mom

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