Help Scott Turner pull through this!

For: Scott Turner and Lisa Turner
Berkley, MI
Organizer: Katherine Huber
Help Scott Turner pull through this! (Scott Turner and Lisa Turner)
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The Story

On Memorial Day afternoon Scott fell from a high height on a ladder and hit his head very hard on a concrete slab. Scott is currently at Royal Oak Beaumont in critical condition in the Neuro ICU. Scott has a subdermal hematoma in his left brain and a basal skull fracture. He has also fractured his right occipital lobe. He is making very slow progress, but this is a 1-2 year journey and he has a severe traumatic brain injury.  Scott is the loving husband to Lisa Turner (Goniwiecha) and amazing father to Molly, Max and Martin.

Funds will be used to support Scott and his family on this very long journey ahead.  Please consider giving any amount you can. 

Please note - that on June 8th we've updated the goal for this fundraiser due to the uncertainty of Scott's condition and the possibility that both Lisa and Scott may need to take up to 15 months off unpaid to work through his recovery journey.  Any and all support is greatly appreciated - including your prayers, thoughts and positive vibes.  Please consider sharing this information through your social networks and thank you again for everything you are doing to support the Turner family.

If you would like to follow Scott's recovery journey on Facebook - please like the following link Prayers and Positivity for Scott

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on August 28, 2016

Posted on August 28, 2016

It has been several weeks - but we are happy to post that Scott is finally at home with his beautiful family and slowly navigating through his recovery process.  Thank you to everyone for your continued prayers, blessings and support - it has been remarkable to see everyone join together to lift up this beautiful family.

We are hosting a fundraiser on Tuesday, August 30th from 5 - 11 pm at Three Blind Mice Irish Pub in Mt. Clemens, MI for anyone able to join.  $20 cash at the door for adults, $5 suggested donation for kids.  Spaghetti dinner, salad and bread included (cash bar).  There will be a 50/50 raffle and several gift baskets that will be auctioned off to raise additional funds to support the Turner family's recovery process.  More details about the event can be found here

Please join us if you can! 

Posted on July 16, 2016

Posted on July 16, 2016

A few days ago, Scott was moved from Royal Oak Beaumont to the RIM traumatic brain injury rehabilitation facility at the DMC.  He is making remarkable progress (all things considered).  Below is an update from his beautiful wife Lisa on his journey yesterday.


Day 45: A day late.

Yesterday was a pretty good day. In the morning, Scott asked me when we were going home. I explained that the doctors and therapists were assessing him and would give us an idea on Tuesday. I also explained that it would likely be a month or longer.

He broke down crying and said he just wanted to go home and see the kids. He promised he'd do all of his therapy at home. It was so heartbreaking. I told him that we weren't ready to leave, but that I could bring the kids to see him anytime. He didn't like that response either.

He did pretty well at his multiple therapy session, especially considering that it was only his second day of an aggressive three plus hours of therapy a day. Far more than he was receiving at Beaumont, so quite a big adjustment.

I had a chiropractor appointment and massage scheduled in the afternoon, so Jules came down to sit with Scott while I was gone. After my appointments and a quick shower at home, I picked up Marty from our neighbor's home and took him back downtown with me, so that he could see his Daddy.

Our daughter was headed up North with my mom and step-dad. and our middle son was spending the day/night with my brother and sister-in law an hour away in Romeo, so only our youngest was available. But I figured that it was probably best for Scott to see the kids individually right now, and that I can have the older two brought down throughout the week next week.

When we entered Scott's room, he was thrilled to see Marty and Marty was thrilled to see him! They spent a few minutes cuddling/snuggling together, but then Scott was up, trying to pack his bags and thought we had come to pick him up and take him home. :(

Jules and Marty had to leave at that point, and his afternoon sitter from the previous day (a very strong, no-nonsense taking gentleman) had to come and neutralize the situation. I was really impressed with the way he handled Scott. He just sat him down on the couch and told him that he needed to be in the rehab facility to recover, so that he could go home to his family and that it wasn't going to happen today.

Things calmed down after that. Scott is very restless when he isn't busy doing something, so if he is sitting or laying in bed, he seems to need to get up every 5-10 minutes. His sitters have been so good at walking him around until he's ready to go sit/lay back down again.

His afternoon sitter is especially good at this. He constantly tells Scott how much he loves walking, and is always asking Scott if he is ready for his next walk. So far, their record is about 20 minutes. Pretty impressive.

That's about it for the day. It went pretty well overall. I'll take it.

Please continue to keep sending Scott your prayers, positive thoughts, chants, healing energy and good vines. They are working, but we still have so far to go, and many obstacles to overcome.

Much love


Please continue to pray, send healing energy and vibes to this amazing family...they have been helping and are still very much needed!


Posted on June 30, 2016

Posted on June 30, 2016

REALLY wonderful news today!!!  Everyone's prayers, positive thoughts, chants, vibes, and healing energy are working!!  Below is a post from Scott's wife Lisa on his progress yesterday...every day is a step in the right direction and thank you to EVERYONE for supporting the Turners in any way you can!!

Day 29: I don't even know where to begin. All things considered, today was an awesome day!!!

I saw Scott's Neurosurgeon this morning and pestered him to elaborate on the CT Scan results. I am 99% sure that he told me that there is still some swelling in his left frontal lobe, but that there didn't appear to be any areas of damaged brain. I'm going to ask him again tomorrow, just to make sure I heard him correctly. I also questioned performing the surgery tomorrow, while Scott's still fighting this infection. He said it wasn't urgent and he was OK with delaying, but was deferring to the Infectious Disease doctor.

A bit later the Infectious Disease doctor came in and I explained to her my concerns about his immune system not being strong enough for this surgery, and she 100% agreed with me and recommended to postpone it! So I believe it will be next week sometime, assuming his WBC is normal and urine culture clear. I also explained how he has been hallucinating and she said the abx they had him on could sometimes cause that in TBI patients and immediately changed his abx. So glad I mentioned this to her. Hopefully I'll see an improvement tomorrow, assuming this was due to the abx. It could also just be normal for a TBI patient.

Scott kicked butt at PT/OT and Speech today. He walked down the hall in a walker (with assistance of course), brushed his own teeth and was able to write some words.

And the cherry on top is that all 3 kids came to visit, at separate times to avoid too much stimulation, and Scott lit up when he saw each of them and opened his arms up for all three. Wanted them all in his lap for kisses and cuddles, and gave me a glimpse of who he was and hopefully still is. The most amazing, caring, loving Daddy.

And now I'd like to ask you all to please also pray for Beth and Andrew (Andy) Wojcik. I met Beth in the ICU - in a round-a-bout sort of way, and we have been keeping in touch. They have two young children and Andy is only 26 and needs a liver and kidney transplant, but keeps getting set back with internal bleeding that they can't find the source of and now a fungal infection in his blood from one of his many blood transfusions. These things are keeping him off of the transplant list. If you could all please add them to your prayer list, I would so greatly appreciate it.

And please keep up all of the prayers, chants, love, light, healing thoughts, and energy you are sending to Scott. Collectively, they are making miracles happen!!! No one can believe how far he has come in 4 weeks, he is amazing all of the doctors here! Thank you everyone, from the bottom of my heart. I am humbled by the amount of people who are behind us, and am forever grateful for you all.

Much love

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