Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Prayers For Mackenzie Please...

Mackenzie We Love You!
We are Praying For you... We know how strong you are and even more so How Great God is!
My brother-in-law, my husbands baby brother, Mackenzie Lynch was badly injured in a car accident on Monday Morning. Lynch and two others from North Lincoln were traveling on King Wilkinson Rd. on their way to football practice. When he lost control of his truck and flipped it several times. One of the boys riding with "Mack" said he was thrown through the front windshield and the truck landed on his leg. Mackenzie picked the truck off his leg and was able to get himself free. You can read more about the wreck in an article from the Lincoln Tribune below.

The last 24 hours have been devastating to family and friends of Mackenzie. Not knowing the extent of his injuries leaves us all holding on and praying together for the best outcome. He was taken into surgery when arriving at CMC yesterday morning. They removed his spleen. He has a compound fracture in one of his legs & a broken arm. The doctors said he had 2 vertebrae that were fractured as well. They are real concerned about the swelling on his brain. That is the critical part. They will no more in the next couple of days. They have to keep the swelling down. So far the pressure on his brain has stayed at a good level. Please join me in praying for this young man. The family and I so greatly appreciate all of your prayers, thoughts and concerns. I will keep you updated of any news.... Read the article below for information on the prayer vigil tonight at 8:30 pm.
Article From Lincoln Tribune

Local News : Prayer vigil tonight for fallen North Lincoln studentsPosted by Jon Mayhew on 2007/8/14 8:42:52 News by the same authorBy Jon Mayhew, EditorLincoln TribunePUMPKIN CENTER -- Members of the North Lincoln community will gather at 8:30 p.m. for a prayer vigil for three North Lincoln High School football players involved in a single car accident Monday morning. Mackenzie Lynch, 16, was critically injured in the accident after he lost control of his pickup and flipped twice according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol; Lynch was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center - Charlotte with serious, life threatening injuries and was listed in critical condition Tuesday morning according to a hospital spokesperson.Stephen Blackwelder, 16, and a 15-year-old passenger weren’t seriously injured. The trio were on their way to media day and football practice at the school when the accident happened on King Wilkinson Road around 7:30 a.m.Investigators say Lynch over corrected twice, flipping his pickup. Lynch was ejected from the vehicle that rolled over on top of him. The vehicle hit several small trees before coming to rest against a tree.

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