Wednesday, February 13, 2008

A message from Brent

The Phone Call!

Wednesday evening around 5:30 I received a phone call from none other than Kevin Everett! For those of you who are not sports fans Kevin was the tight end for the Buffalo Bills who was seriously injured during the first of the season this year when he was hit by a player for the Denver Broncos. Kevin received a fractured neck and was paralyzed after the accident. However, as of today he is WALKING! Kevin has recently been on Oprah, Sports Centers special, and Good Morning America. He beat the odds and was able to overcome his injury through perseverance and prayer and I hope to do the same thing. Kevin gave me two pieces of advice 1) Be Positive 2) Be Patient. I know these two pieces of advice all too well. I would like to thank Dave Reed from my home congregation in Florida for setting up the telephone call it was a great inspiration.

I told Kevin that I would write about him in my blog so that my prayer chain could include him as well. He greatly appreciated the offer and told me he would be praying for me as well. If you would please pray for both myself and Kevin so that we may completely overcome our injuries I would greatly appreciate it. Keep the Faith

In Him,



mmlace said...

Brent, it's great to hear from you AGAIN! That sounds really exciting, thanks for sharing! Your attitude is amazing! Keep trusting in Him! With prayers & much love!--Lacey

Ktaksey said...


We just wanted to wish you a Happy Valentines Day. May your day be filled with love, as in all your days. We think about you every day and continue to pray for you. I was excited to hear that Kevin actually called you. I'm sure you were just as much of an encouragement to him as he was to you.
We love you,
Paul, Kim, and Zane

Amanda Red said...

That's wonderful inspiring news. I just wanted you to know that I have been keeping up with your recovery through the blog. You have been in my thoughts and prayers ever since I was told of the accident. I wish you a speedy recovery and will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Amanda Red
Metropolitan National Bank

Taurus21 said...

Brent, I have been following your progress and was so excited to hear that Kevin had called you. I was watching the Oprah show when both of the players were on. It was an emotional show for both of them. We continue to pray for your healing and complete recovery. Monica (Merrill Insurance Group)

Anonymous said...


That is amazing! I literally bought Kevin's book YESTERDAY and was planning on sending it to you! What an amazing coincidence! We're really proud of you and your attitude. Keep the faith. We love you and we'll be praying for you!

Joe and Sarah-Jane

PS. If I can get your address, I'll send the book to you.

kristen said...

That's the coolest! I am trying my hardest to get my little sister to get Bobby Bowden's autograph for you. I know you'll treasure it. It's coming soon.

Happy Valentine's Day. Nate and I will be thinking about you.

Anonymous said...

How exciting that Kevin called you. I saw him on the Oprah show he was so amazing. It was a very emotional show. We pray for you daily and also for your family. You are an encouragment to us all.

In Christian love,
Linda and Ronnie

Cindi Burleson said...

Brent, It is awesome when those who have suffered share their experience with others to encourage them to reach the greatest heights possible. We are continuing to pry for you and will include Kevin on our prayer list as well.

Keep the faith,
Mickey and Cindi Burleson

Anonymous said...

That's so awesome Brent! That right there is the absolute POWER of God!
You (and now, Kevin) :) continue to be in our prayers! Keep the faith, and keep working hard!! This is just the beginning!!

In Him,
Amanda Heep