Brother of Brody Allen critically injured in a Colerain Township accident
COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKRC) - The father of Brody Allen says his older son is in critical condition after he was hit by multiple vehicles while crossing a street in Colerain Township. The accident happened on Nov. 5, just days after they laid Brody to rest.
Todd Allen shared the information to the family's Team Brody Facebook page. That Facebook page was created to update people as their two-year-old son, Brody, battled brain cancer. Brody died on Oct. 19.
Now, Todd Allen says he may lose another son. He and Shilo were on a cruise at the time, trying to get away from everything. It took about a day to get ahold of them, said police.
Police had said two people were hurt in the accident on Springdale Road near Niagara Street, including Drew. Colerain Police said One car clipped him, a second car swerved to avoid him, and a third hit him.
Allen says Andrew "Drew" Allen has a traumatic brain injury, damage to his heart and lungs, multiple compound fractures to both legs, kidney damage and more. Todd Allen says Drew is in a state of medically induced paralysis. He is on a ventilator.
"Today as I sit at Andrew's hospital bedside I know that I am not strong enough to do this on my own," Todd Allen wrote on the Team Brody Facebook page. "Please, if your inclined, pray for Andrew's healing and recovery. I don't care what faith, language, religion, or perspective in life you come from. Your prayers, thoughts and well wishes carried us and more importantly, I believe, gave Brody the strength and a little extra time, to live his last days to the fullest with absolute joy. Please, we need your help again. It's unfathomable that I am asking this of you today. Please pray for Andrew and our family. We cannot do this without you. Thank you all so much. God bless you and your families.
Todd Allen posted on Team Brody's Facebook page on Saturday morning:
"Good morning everyone. Just an update. Andrew is fighting! He has not woke up yet. There have been improvements but they are small. There have not been any setbacks! He has made small progress each and every day. He is not out of the woods by any measure. He is still very sick. The swelling in his body has come down considerably. His heart is strong and running normally now. He is still being assisted by a ventilator, but not as much. Surgery on his legs has been postponed until he is stronger. He is an incredible fighter..
Thank you for all your love and support. Andrew still needs the world to pray. Please continue to help him in this fight."
I want to thank the medical staff for all the brilliant care he has received. To have him here today is a testament to their skill. They saved his life all the while, loving him like he is one of there own. A special thanks to all those who have made this difficult time here for our family comfortable. Thank you for looking after us personally, when you don't have too. We are so blessed to have such an amazing group of men and women looking after us all.
This has been an awful several weeks for us. Despite the heartache and tragedy, we are hopeful and feel blessed. First and foremost God is with us and has a plan. I'm not going to say it's always been easy and there haven't very serious conversations with God. But he is with us and we trust he will see us through. He always has. He answers prayers. We see it everyday. He after all, sent you. Thank you for being here for us. Thank you for the strength, love, support, and most of all prayers. We could not do this without all of you. From the depths of my soul thank you for caring us. God bless you and your family. The Allens.