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At 10:20 p.m. on May 13th, 2011, we received one of the most frightening phone calls a parent could ever receive. Our 18 year old son was a passenger in a car that had crashed into a brick sign. Christopher had sustained a spinal cord injury and needed emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his spinal cord and replace his C6 vertebrae. We are so thankful Christopher is alive today. God protected him and we know He has special plans for his life.

After one week in ICU, Christopher was transferred to the Shepherd Spinal Center in Atlanta. It was a shock to hear he was a quadriplegic. He has use of his wrists, arms and shoulders, but does not have use of his hands, trunk or legs at this time. His spinal cord injury is considered incomplete, as he does have some feeling in the areas where there is no movement. This gives us hope that Chris can and will recover.

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August 28, 2011

Jeannie, You guys have been in my prayers. I know that God will give you strength, mercy, and grace. I forwarded Chris's story to my facebook friends. Love you, Lisa Bethay

Lisa Bethay, Stone Mountain, GA