Weddingbee Love for Hive Member Macintosh and Her Husband

Hi guys, this is Mr Bee.  I used to help out Mrs Bee or Mrs Penguin with Weddingbee back in the day.  Like many of you, I was shocked and saddened to read a post by Macintosh (aka Kim) about her husband, Justin, and his terrible injury:

Last night on his way home from work my husband was struck by a car while riding his bike. …  The love of my life is gone.  We were only married for 7 months …  he is only 38 and he now lays in the hospital dying.

Thankfully since then, Justin has begun a slow recovery:

It’s been over a week since the accident that changes our lives forever.  Here are the things I have to be thankful for:  His intracranial pressure is under control.  His head CTs show the injury beginning to heal.  He got the surgery he needed on his broken leg.  He came off of sedation today and I got to see him open his eye a bit and feel him squeeze my hand.  Most of all, he is still alive.

I got a traumatic brain injury in 2002 and learned firsthand just how difficult recovery from a brain injury can be, both emotionally and physically.  And my injury was far less severe than Justin’s.  I’m hoping that Justin finds the path to recovery and is able to heal from his trauma.

I’ve been in touch with Kim, and she said it was ok if we posted this link to a fundraiser she’s set up to help cover some of the costs of Justin’s medical care:

* http://www.gofundme.com/1om2b4

Or if you’re in the Chicago area, according to this newspaper article, the public library where Justin worked is accepting donations in his name at their circulation desk. You can find details at the library website

I also want to thank all of the amazing Weddingbee members who contributed handwritten letters in support of Kim and Justin:

It makes my heart warm to see the Weddingbee community come together to support a bee and her family.  Mrs. Bee and I will be making a donation to Justin’s fundraiser to help support his recovery. If you’re in a position where you can help out, that would be wonderful. Either way, if you’re up for it, it’d be great if you could leave some thoughts for Kim and Justin below.

I’ll start: Kim and Justin, we have never met, but Mrs. Bee and I think about you both every day and are wishing you all the health and happiness in the world! We love you both and send you our best from Brooklyn.

More information on Justin’s fundraiser is below:

My husband Justin was riding his bicycle home from work on 12/3/12 when he was hit by a car. He sustained a traumatic brain injury as well as several broken bones. Justin is still in the ICU fighting for his life after surgery to remove part of his skull and relieve the pressure in his brain. The driver who hit him only had minimum coverage car insurance, which will not cover his medical bills, let alone his lost income. So many people have expressed an interest in donating to Justin, and your generosity is appreciated. The money will go to help cover our short term expenses and in the future, medical bills.

The fundraiser can be found here: http://www.gofundme.com/1om2b4

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Mr. Bee

Location:
New York City, New York
Wedding Date:
March 2005

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    Kate, Guest @ 12:41 pm

    God Bless you both! This must be so difficult and no thing I can say will ease that pain, but know that prayers are being sent your way! <3

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    msj2thez 5697 posts, Bee Keeper @ 12:51 pm

    Thanks for sharing @Mr. Bee. I was trying to figure out if there was a way we could send them flowers or donations.

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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 12:53 pm

    Thinking of you, Macintosh, and sending you all healing, peaceful thoughts.

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    wifegoodman 3680 posts, Sugar bee @ 12:56 pm

    we love you kim & justin. xxo <3

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    moderndaisy 6683 posts, Bee Keeper @ 1:06 pm

    Thinking of you Kim and Justin!

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    Miss Care Bear 193 posts, Blushing bee @ 1:12 pm

    Have prayed for Justin’s recovery daily since the accident. Praying some more for you and your family. So happy to see some improvement in his condition. Lots of love.

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    mswizard 554 posts, Busy bee @ 1:14 pm

    Such a terrible thing to have to go through. Mr. Wiz rides his bike to commute occasionally and I worry about him every single time. It breaks my heart to hear of things like this happening. Kim and Justin, I’m keeping you in my thoughts and sending you so much Bee love <3 I hope things continue to improve and Justin continues to heal.

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    honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:16 pm

    Sending loads of healing vibes to your husband, and as much internet support and hugs I can muster for you…we are all thinking of you.

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    kristi, Guest @ 1:24 pm

    im so sorry for what you are going through. even though im not a member of the hive i have read religiously since we got engaged and now after we’ve been married. sending my prayers for you and your family during this hard time.

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    prettylizy 450 posts, Helper bee @ 1:28 pm

    Thank you for sharing this Mr Bee. Our family is thinking of your right now Kim, and of your husbands recovery. We haven’t given our Christmas donation this year, but I’m thrilled that we can give to you to help him get better.

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    bells 9132 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 1:36 pm

    So sorry to hear of this accident. Praying for a speedy recovery for your husband!

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    sunnybrook 369 posts, Helper bee @ 1:36 pm

    Imagine what we could raise if each of us donated the amount we are spending on just one guest at our weddings…

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    Mrs.RDV 1551 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:50 pm

    Praying for both you and your families. I’m glad to hear that he is on the path to recovery. Much love being sent your way.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 2:24 pm

    Praying and thinking of your family everyday, Macintoshes!

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    gazelle 1019 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:56 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about this. Sending healing thoughts to the Macintoshes.

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    smores 226 posts, Helper bee @ 3:12 pm

    Macintosh, I’m so very sorry that this has happened. I’m lifting you both up in my prayers for strength, healing, and peace. Hoping that Justin will make great progress as his body works on getting better. Please take care of yourself, too!

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    jillocb 198 posts, Blushing bee @ 4:18 pm

    Macintosh – I heard of your husband’s accident from Hellobee. I wasn’t a big poster in the weddingbee boards so I don’t think we ever chatted. I want you to know I am sending you my prayers. I pray your husband gets the surgery and help get needs to come back from this. You are so strong, keep that up for him, he’s going to need your strength to keep him going until he is at least out of icu, if not longer. Someone close to me was in a biking accident, as well. He too was hit by a moving vehicle. I think of you every time I think of him.

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    Pumpkinspice, Guest @ 4:38 pm

    My thoughts and prayers to you and your family!

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    Erindesmar 2187 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:10 pm

    Wishing your husband a speedy recovery…keep on being strong for him. You are in our thoughts.

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    aprose 953 posts, Busy bee @ 6:27 pm

    you both have been in my thoughts every day since learning of the accident. i hope that Justin can make a full recovery and you can make all of your dreams still come true. love to you both from oregon

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    Macintosh 624 posts, Busy bee @ 6:57 pm

    Thank you for posting this, Mr. Bee. Thank you to the hive for all of your support. Today I was lucky enough to not only have my husband squeeze my hand, but hold on tighter and reach out for me when I started to let go. He really is there, even if he can’t communicate. We have no way to know what challenges lie ahead, but we will face them together.

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    miss-spunkin 1957 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:14 pm

    wow.. this hits close to home as my husband bikes to work most of the year… I am sooo so sorry and cannot imagine the pain and potential loss.. I am praying for a full recovery.

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    panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:22 pm

    I can’t even begin to imagine what you and your family are going through right now, Kim. Thinking of you and Justin. Sending hopes and prayers your way.

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    .twist. 3655 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:04 pm

    Thinking of you both, sooo happy to hear he’s reaching out to you. Fantastic progress.

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    Beaukat 317 posts, Helper bee @ 7:20 am

    As a bike-ride commuter, this is my worst fear realized.

    MacIntosh – my best wishes to you and your husband. May he heal quickly.

    Much love from Canada,
    beaukat

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    Inou, Guest @ 5:14 pm

    Your husband and the family are in my thoughts. Stay positive!

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    picturemeurs 2231 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:24 am

    Is there any update? Macintosh you are continuously in my prayers.

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