As most of you know, Allison was in a bad 4 wheeler accident yesterday evening. From the time she was at
ER, to the time she got to UAB Children's Hospital, we heard negative reports. We stood in FAITH and got the PRAYER CHAIN GOING! God gave Allison a miracle. From a report of she could lose her eye due to a blood clot, multiple facial fractured bones, a concussion, broken orbital (face bone), broken nose and her sinuses being crushed and needing surgery all down to today and nothing more than just a broken orbital facial bone, broken nose, and severe concussion and all would heal on their own. Our God proved Himself (and He doesn't have to prove Himself) in His healing power today. One Dr. didn't like what
said on the CT scan and came and checked her on his own. He was amazed. They all were. Below you will read several testimonies of how God kept HIS hand on her. These are mostly from me and Lucy. Some are from friends that visited Allison in the Hospital. God is so amazing! Randall
Start: Allison has been in a 4 wheeler accident. She hit her head hard. Randall called 911 before he got to the scene as they said she was hurt bad. She was throwing up, had a bloody nose and a bad bad headache. They took her by ambulance to
hospital. They think she has a head injury. She is awake, following commands, throwing up and can only move her eyes so much because her eyes/head hurt. Her memory is returning. PLEASE PRAY for her healing in the Name of Jesus!!!! She is going to have a CT scan and I will let you know how she is doing!! THANK YOU!!! Lucy, Randall's Fiancé
She is still throwing up after 2 different nausea meds and pain meds. Her nose has finally stopped bleeding. The left side of her face and eye are very swollen. The CT scan was done and the preliminary report, shows no brain trauma, however she has some facial fractures, the left eye has a spot on it and may have suffered injury and her sinus's are messed up (she has free fluid draining into her face from her sinuses), they are not quite sure what is going on with them. They have given her antibiotics and are trying to get her pain and nausea under control. She is being transported to
Children's hospital for further evaluation and treatment. Randall says thank you for praying for her, that it means the world to him!! Please keep praying for her, we know your prayers are helping!! WE love you!! I will update when I hear more info! Lucy
After seeing seven doctors at Children's Hospital last night, they decided not to do any surgery despite her having a broken nose and eye socket. All bones are in place and should heal on their own. The eye exam revealed no abnormalities. However she is still vomiting and they feel that is the result of a concussion. They admitted her and plan to release her tonight or in the morning if the vomiting stops. She has a black eye and a scrape above her left eye, some scratches on her hands and leg but no cuts. We noticed the natural color seemed to be coming back to her bruises already. We attribute that to all the prayers that went up. Allison and her boyfriend were on his ATV with Allison driving. She is inexperienced on an ATV but decided to tackle a mud hole. When water came up on her she lost control and the ATV flipped causing her to come off hitting face first on the ground. The ATV landed on the boyfriend but he was unhurt and able to get the ATV up righted. They were some distance from his home and he had the presence of mind to gather Allison, who was already up, and get her to help. It took about an hour for an ambulance to arrive. What a shame! She was taken to Troy and the doctors there felt surgery might be needed, hence the transfer to
. Randall wishes to thank all of you who prayed for his family and hopefully they all are getting some needed rest in Allison's room. She wasn't put in a room until around 6:45 this morning. Glen and Brenda Abernathy
I knew I should have stayed in
. Now, listen to Me, Read your email so you won't think I'm crazy. Well, I guess I need to explain a little bit to those who might read this.
is not an ordinary man. Nothing happens to him like everyone else. Just when he thinks life is going good, bam God gives him another challenge. Randy sometimes I think you get the idea that God is punishing you. NOT TRUE. HE is USING YOU. Last night when I answered the phone I knew something very bad had happened. I could hear the horror in your voice. Thank you for calling us. I had tried to prepare myself for what I was going to see when Allison arrived at Children's Hospital. In the past I have seen injuries as you described to me on the phone so I was preparing for the worst. Looking back, so were those doctors who were called in. Let me stop here to say the paramedics and the doctors at
did all the right things. I want you to take Allison to let them see her very soon. Let them see this miracle of God. I started praying for Allison immediately even before I told Glenn about the call. I knew there were others praying as well since it had already been hours since the accident. The Bible teaches us that if two or more agree in His name, He WILL ANSWER. HE HAS ANSWERED!!!!!!! Ok, Allison is staying the night at the hospital. ALL those doctors are having trouble understanding WHAT has happened. GOD HEALED ALLISON CULPEPPER. Between doctor exams and throwing up I felt impressed to wash Allison's face and hands, etc. just to cool her and hopefully make her feel better. I asked her first and she said please do, so I began to slowly gently wash. I couldn't believe what I was seeing and feeling as I washed away a few layers of mud and blood. She had already been cleaned some but when you are throwing up a cool cloth does help. That was all I was trying to do. Ok, before anyone gets to thinking what is she bragging about, I want to tell you. This is not about me but what I saw, know, feel, and witnessed. GOD healed the bones in Allison's face, sure there some fractures but they will heal on their own. Her nose is broken but it still doesn't look anything like mine after being broken. Allison is a child of God. He did not let her down. He is there now as a witness to the medical field that HE is in charge. If you don't believe that God does miracles, talk to
. Stay strong Son. Have a decaf, well at least half and half, prop up your feet, count your blessings because God has been good to you today.
Take care and God bless.
I LOVE YOU MY FRIEND! You are telling the truth! THE PLAIN AND SIMPLE TRUTH! God healed her face last night. Troy sent the films to
to be read. read them and recommended she be transferred to UAB. The
agreed due to all the trauma. God knew what He was doing, even when I couldn't see it. Why is it I/we don't see His hand moving when it is always working for our good! God is a miracle working God and these 3 guys in this room have seen it! GOD NEVER CEASES TO AMAZE ME! When the devil comes to my house, he ALWAYS leaves with 2 black eyes! TAKE THAT DEVIL! I feel the presence of God. Ya'll will have to excuse me! ***************** Carmen has brought me my Starbuck's and Lunch today. I'm gonna chill as I finish my Latte. It sure is good! I have sat here reading this email to Torey, Allison, and Tanner. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE keep praying for him. YOU TOLD THE TRUTH ABOUT HIM TOO. He opened up to me a lot this afternoon. He was at tears one time a little while ago. Randall
Post Date: 7/1/08 7:16 am
Thank you Glen & Brenda for posting an update and for staying with Allison and Randall all night! God is so awesome and has performed a miracle in her. Things could have been much much worse!!! Please continue to pray for her healing as she has the few broken bones in her face and the concussion. But she doesn't need any surgery. PTL!! She just got up to move around and there was NO NAUSEA!! The doctors said that if the nausea is under control or gone that it may be possible for her to go home later this day or tomorrow morning. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE if you go 4 wheeling, be careful!!!! I know that sometimes things are unavoidable when riding, but take the extra time and talk with your families about being careful when riding, looking out for obstacles and being careful in general!! I work in a hospital and have seen some horrific and tragic things happen from 4 wheeling, so please be careful!! Give your kids and family members extra hugs today and everyday and make sure you tell them you love them!!! Thank you for your continued prayers!!!! I love you all!! Randall
I can't think you all enough for your prayers! There were 7 Dr.s JUST now that left her room. They said again that we received a miracle and that this could have been MUCH worse. They are continuing to monitor her and want her to sip on clear liquids. She has gotten up to potty with the nurse's help. The Dr. said she is so out of it because of all the nausea meds and pain meds they have given her. She just sipped on some sprite and is back asleep. I appreciate ALL of you and your continued prayers. She's gonna be sore for a few days, but THANK YOU GOD she is ALIVE and WELL!! As Lucy said, PLEASE MAKE SURE ANYONE ON AN ATV WEAR A HELMET! Life is so fragile, so are our babies! I have heard terrible things that can happen and the Dr. said she hopes this is a wake up call for both Allison and Tanner. I KNOW it is! It better be! LOL Allison has been awake enough to let me tell her about her miracle and she asked me what all they said. She KNOWS God has blessed her. Love you all! Randall
Carmen and Mr. John; Thank you BOTH for bringing Torey, Tanner and I lunch today! Thank you for my Starbuck's Latte, Allison's bear, flowers and for Torey's snacks and gum. I love you guys! Ya'll are SO special to me. Allison said she felt the Lord as we prayed for her. I'm sitting here with my Latte *heated up* and enjoying it! You 2 will never know what a blessing you are! I LOVE YOU!!! THANK GOD FOR THIS BOARD!!
The ophthalmologist came into her room while we were at the hospital. He said everything looked good and left. He came back with some gadget and said there was something in the file that he had not seen before. It said that Allison had a blood clot (he called it something else) on her eye and that if she did, it would not be good. But you know...Randall nor I were concerned. I felt peace and I watched Randall and he did also. He was not alarmed. The doctor looked into her eye very well and said "that is a freckle". The blood clot became a freckle. God healed that child's eye and left her with a reminder - a freckle - so she and we all will remember His awesome power and how He kept His hand on her through this. I praise God for Allison's freckle. By the way...Allison thinks that it is "cool". I just had to share this. Carmen Griffin
We sure did witness this didn't we Carmen? Another miracle! She just had 11 visitors to leave from Luverne. She's sitting up in the bed laughing and feeling better than she has since she's been here. Thanks for everything! Love you and Mr. John. Randall
Tonight, Allison is sitting up, talking on the phone, laughing, watching TV, eating and drinking normal. She looks rough, but could look rougher. God has certainly been good to us! Take that one devil!
I love you all! Randall