Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Peyton Carter's Story

By now many of you may have heard about Peyton, the freshman at Newport Harbor HS and the car accident he was in in Huntington Beach. If you have not yet heard his story, hear it is...

Peyton was in a car crash on Friday November 5, 2010. He was a passenger in a car driving home from a friends house that night. The driver swerved and lost control of his car hitting a brick wall on Peyton's side of the car. There were no drugs or alcohol involved and it was truly an accident. He immediately went unconscious on impact and was rushed to a nearby hospital. Peyton was placed in an induced coma, and the doctors from UCI Medical Center and CHOC worked diligently to safe his life. 

The days following the accident were extremely difficult for those closest to Peyton. As Peyton fought for his life, those closest to him were left to pray and  rely on the peace only our Heavenly Father can give. Here are some updates directly from the family... 

Nov 10, 2010 - "Peyton continues to fight for his life.  On Monday the 8th, his doctors performed surgery on him to relieve some  of the pressure on his brain."

Nov 12, 2010 - "Please pray for success and stability as his body begins to experience               consciousness."

Nov 13, 2010 - "Praise God !Your prayers are being heard and Peyton is doing well!"

Nov 16, 2010 - "His eyelids are moving and his eyes are twitching more each day.  His team (you and me included) are encouraged ."

Nov 18, 2010 - "God is showing up and answering prayers. Peyton is breathing on his own!He has even been playing ball from his bed!"

Nov 24, 2010 - "His newest accomplishment is the ability to reach down, bring his foot near and put a sock on  and off his foot" 

Nov 28, 2010 - "He has taken a couple of walks with a walker!  He can put on his own tee shirt!  He has eaten bits of food - dining on cream of wheat this morning."

Dec 1, 2010 - "He is doing so well so rapidly that they are going to discharge him tomorrow to go home!  The hope is that he will continue to heal even faster at home with his comfortable and familiar setting not to mention regular daily life with little sister and dog."

The day before Thanksgiving
That is just a quick glimpse into the past month in the life of Peyton Carter. Peyton has made a most miraculous recovery and all the thanks and glory belongs to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is by his grace and power that Peyton has made and exceeded all expectations for his recovery. As Peyton still has a long road of therapy and recovery ahead of him please keep him and his family in your Prayers!

" I am praying to you because I know you will answer, O God.    
 Bend down and listen as I pray.
Show me your unfailing love in wonderful ways." Ps 17:6-7a


  1. Praise the Lord! We will continue to pray. God is so good!

  2. ill see you around school when you make it because i know you will :)
    oh and this is my sisters account her name at the top is alma! ILL SEE YOU SOON!