Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Urgent Prayer Request

I am asking for special prayer. A family member of mine was hit by a vehicle while riding his bicycle early this past Saturday morning on Shug Jordan Parkway in Auburn, AL. He was airlifted by Lifesaver helicopter to Columbus Medical Center with life-threatening injuries and is currently in ICU in critical condition. Ty, is a very athletic 39 year old. He is a triathlete! He, his wife Karen, and their three young sons live in Opelika and I know this is devastating for them. He also has two other brothers and a sister...and a mom and I know that they could use a spiritual hug right now. When the officers arrived at the scene they found Ty unconscious in the roadway. A cycling friend told the police that Ty had been hit by a vehicle and that the vehicle had left the scene of the accident. The really strange thing to me is that “the vehicle that hit him, left the scene, and then returned approximately 50 minutes later. I find it odd that this could happen, the accident be under investigation but not the first charge has been filed. So are you telling me it is ok to hit a bike rider, or runner, or walker....leave the scene....and return nearly an hour later? I did not know those were the rules now. Leaving the scene of an accident...is a bad thing. But...bad or not....right now....the focus is Ty getting better....so please pray hard! The family is claiming
Isaiah 40:31 for Ty at this moment ... "But those who trust in the Lord will renew their strength; they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not faint." If you do Caring Bridge and would like to keep up with Ty's progress he has a site. It is Ty Garner. If you are on facebook and want to pray for Ty there you can do that too. Praying for Ty is the link to facebook. I am sure the family will not turn any prayers down. Thanks for lifting up one for them! I love you all for it!

6 comments:

Tracy said...

So sad ....
Praying for Ty and family.

Tracy

Queenie Jeannie said...

Hugs and prayers honey!! This really makes my blood boil though. Accidents happen but you can't run away from your mistakes!

Beachbumaw said...

I am so sorry. I will be praying hard for sure!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Oh, Karen, this is terrible! I will lift Ty and his fmaily in prayer!

Laura said...

Will be thinking of him and his family, KK.

wind6 said...

Lots of prayers for Ty and his family. Please keep us posted. I just read this post as Chad is about to leave with Todd on a 50+ mile bike ride....so scary.
Chad has talked for years about the close calls and how people really struggle with how to react to a biker on the road.