Brian is a wonderful husband, father of 3 boys, and a veteran.
He was also a dedicated employee at C.F. Martin Guitar in Nazareth, PA.
He was in a bicycle accident in May where he flipped over the handlebars of his old 18 speed bicycle. He fractured his C4 vertebrae and suffered a spinal cord injury. He was airlifted to Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA where he went for immediate surgery to stabilize his spine. Since they had to leave him intubated overnight to make sure no other surgery was required, he needed to have a trach and feeding tube placed. Once he was released from the ICU he went to a rehabilitation center. While there he ended up with ventilator pneumonia and sent back to the ICU. Once he was well enough he went to a long-term care facility to wean off the vent. He ended up getting a stage IV bed sore with osteomyelitis. He was then sent back to the ICU where he had to undergo more surgeries. He had a debridement complete with bone removal from his coccyx, he had to have a colostomy placed in order to have a flap surgery to close the wound. He had to stay there for 10 weeks and was on complete bed rest. He was then able to go back to a rehabilitation center. His time was very limited there, but he made progress. He was able to get off the ventilator, the trach was removed, and his upper arms are getting stronger. Brian continues to make progress even with all these setbacks.
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April 16, 2020
Serena, Praying that Brian keeps improving and that he will be back with all of you the way he was before the accident. Hang in there!
April 16, 2020
Brian, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. - Lisa and George Karam
March 5, 2020
Serena, please give my best to Brian filled full of hope and optimism. Prayers are being sent your way for the best outcome through all of this.
December 17, 2019
Dear Serena I am so sorry and hope you can reach the goal Brian needs. Sincerely Sharon