Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Andrew's Rehabilitation

We let everyone know that Andrew is still in the ICU- which does mean that he is still only having immediate family in for visitation, we will let you all know when he may get into a room and can see all of his friends. Also, the rehab center is still undetermined as Andrew, the Family, and the doctors are still looking into the best location. Craig Hospital in Denver sounds like a great place, as well as the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago; it would be nice to have him near by, but we just want the best center.


  1. Andrew,

    This is not the type of news I wanted to hear after so many years of not seeing or hearing from you... I just want you to know that you are in mine and all of my family's prayers. You were always a tough little sh** in middle school and grade school so I know you will be able to handle this with no problem. Stay strong and be positive!

    Mike Schommer

  2. we are here with your Dad at Somerville wishing you the best and praying for your recovery!

  3. andrew, i wanted to reach out and let you know that you are in my prayers. you are inspiring to see that you are resilient in whatever comes your way. i hope that as the days pass you get better and better until those feet and toes of yours start to wiggle. i am crushed by what happened but will stay optimistic and hopeful for a speedy recovery. much love to you, kallie and your family. i will keep checking back in.
    prayers and tears, jon aka hank aka the guy on the couch

  4. hip i wanted to thank your sister for updating this so frequently. working from home online gives me plenty of time to keep up with the postings. i find myself checking this blog about once every half hour waiting to hear how much ass your kicking now. Can't wait till you're out of ICU and i can hear from you. expect a handful of messages from me daily til then. peace brother


  5. Hey Hippert,

    I know it's been a while, but I'm hoping and praying for your complete recovery. And if I had any say in it, sounds like Craig Hospital would be the best place for rehab...they have the name right anyway!

    All the best,
    Craig VW

  6. Hey Hip hop, great to hear that you are staying so strong, I know your going to fight through this. My prayers are with you and so are the prayers of my family all the way in India including big Darshan... I am going to come visit you as soon as I a can, just keep fighting through this and we will be on the Squirt in no time. Now do like Uma Thurman and wiggle your big toe!


  7. Jack, Colleen, Mikaela and Jack III JonesJune 2, 2009 at 12:11 PM

    Hi Andrew -
    My parents called us on Sunday to let us know the devastating news. We are all so very sorry to hear about your accident, but it doesn't surprise me that you are fighting this the entire way! We have started a prayer chain for you down here in Jacksonville == my kids and their friends included. I shared with them the miracle that you are talking, writing and have no brain damage! And we are here to tell you that we believe in miracles AND the power of prayer. Please stay strong and believe. You have a very rough road ahead of you, but you've already proven in 48 short hours how one's will, determination, faith and courage can get you through anything. We're sending lots of hugs to you, your parents and your brothers and sisters.
    Colleen, Jack, Mikaela and Jack III Jones

    PS - I can't wait to read the blog when you wiggle your toes for the first time! Hang in there and keep fighting.

  8. Hippert,

    I'm working from home, like endow and find myself checking this every hour. I'm waiting for you to get your ass out of that bed and walk. Remember pulling an all nighter senior year, camping out in your backyard? You gave me my first colt 45 and it knocked me on my ass. Stay positive and thanks to everyone for keeping this site updated. Looking foward to visiting.

  9. Hey Hipperts and Kalli you guys rock for keeping this blog so updated!! This is such a great way for us to stay informed and cheer Hip along with every improvement. I shadowed two doctors at the RIC Spine Center last Christmas and they have an amazing program and people. I am sure that you are showing the PT rehab moves she has never seen! Get crazy with it and move those toes buddy.


  10. Hippert, when I heard about what happened it was like a kick in the gut. I am choked up right now just writing this. It warms my heart to see that you have such a strong spirit. I say a pray every morning right before I hit the sales floor. You will be in that prayer every morning until we can get that round of golf in that we have been talking about. You obviously have a great family, which is such a blessing. I wish all of you the best during recovery. If there is anything you need or anything I can do, don't hesitate to hit me up

    Malik Jordan 619-581-7260

  11. Hey Hippert,
    I'm gonna get fired from work I'm online checking this blog so often. Hurry your tail up and get out of that ICU! We've already started planning the party for when you walk! Do you want one or two strip...nevermind. The strength and courage you have shown is truly inspiring. We are all there with you.


  12. Andrew, this is taylor, ashley van hoof's sister. i dont know you very well, but based on what i DO know and what i have been told you are a very fun guy to be around. i have a feeling that everythings going to be alright and you are going to fight through this and get back on your feet again. im praying for you, along with everyone else at xavier. your doing awesome, keep up the fight!
    -Taylor Van Hoof

  13. Hip- its cliff, Be strong Man. I know you have it in you. I am so amazed by all the progress you have made so far. I can't wait to see you as soon as they will let me in. Keep your spirits up and you will be gyrating some gyrations in no time. I love you man.

  14. Well done Gladiator!!!!!
    never give up,we are with you.
    thanks to your family to keep us informed

  15. Augusto FernandezJune 2, 2009 at 1:14 PM

    Hello Andrew, in few days will arrive a letter from me, but i´m glad to read and hear about you.

    good luck in Denver or Chicago!!!

  16. Andrew,

    I have been playing "This little piggy" with Jameson a lot lately and every time we think of you. My sister sent an email to people she knows in Ghana and Gambia and they are praying for your full recovery so add them to the map!! My parents are also praying for you in Green Bay. Keep up the positive attitude!

    The Geenen's

  17. HIP,

    Sounds like things have imporved! my prayers are working! hope they are feeding you well in there. We are all praying that we will be able to see you soon! Love you man.


  18. Andrew- I talked with John shortly after he saw you.. Sounds like you need some more inner thigh attention from Kalli!!?! That'll get you movin!
    And to you Kalli- he's very lucky to have such a fun, caring, loving, cute!, funny girlfriend like you to add to his great family for support!
    More prayers your way.....

  19. Gotta love that tingling...keep it coming.
    The Van Hoof's

  20. I forgot to share that I have friends in Long Beach, California and several in Chicago suburbs that are praying for you too, so add those to your map...It's amazing how far the prayer tentacles have already reached. It's obvious that you are loved....
    Tari and Dave Van Hoof

  21. Hey hippert, Me and the family are praying for you. Stay strong ,and be in good spirits. If anyone can beat this, it would be a good and fun loving guy, like yourself.

    Cya soon buddy,


  22. Hey Hippert,
    I know you can get through this. You are in my thoughts and prayers everyday!!!
    Jenny Peters

  23. Hello Andrew,

    I heard from a good friend about another rehab place. She heard great things about Frazier Rehab Institute in Lousiville KY, & that they are doing amazing things with spinal cord patients there.

    Keep up the positive attitude!!

    Katy Lee Connor

  24. Hey Andrew - I'm constantly thinking about you and praying for you and your successful recovery! Thank god you have such loving support from so many people, including Kal & your family (thinking about you all!) Like everyone else, I check the blog very often from work and can't wait to read about the moment your toes move!

    -Mel Moye

  25. Andrew, you don't know me but I am a friend of Mark Lee's and he let me know about what happened to you. I wanted to let you know that I'm pulling for you and wish nothing but a full, speedy recovery for you. Sounds like your attitude is going to be a major factor in your success.

  26. Hey Hip it's Endow again,

    just wanted to let you know my productivity while working is going way down. you're gonna have to start wiggling those toes sooon so i don't have to check the blog every 10 minutes. if i keep this up i'm gonna have to find a new job :-) Seriously though i know you can do it man, keep fighting. I was telling my dad how you were the only person i met just once and agreed to live with shortly thereafter. that's saying somethin cause you know i've had 20+ roomates in my life. everyone else took at least 3 or more parties to get to know before i could live with them. ;-)


  27. Andrew,

    I know your lease is up soon at the apartment, I can help out with moving or storing your stuff. Whatever you need brother! Stay strong DJ hip dog.


  28. Andrew, Ed informed us of your accident and I immediately emailed by Mom and Dad in Phoenix. Their whole parish (7000 families) is praying for your recovery. You are in our thoughts and prayers daily, Jean and Mark Koehl

  29. Hi Andrew,

    I've got a complete spinal cord injury at the C-4-5 level. So I can definitely identify with what you're going through. It's tough stuff. I had a four-month stint in the hospital, and I've been living with SCI for seven years post-accident now. It was diving injury into a sand bar on a shallow lake. Before that, I was an active, energetic husband, father and firefighter, never able to sit still. Well, things have changed, but let me tell you something. Have faith! You're not alone. Don't let this thing tear you apart on the inside. God can do wonders in the midst of your worst pain and frustration. I'd love to meet you sometime; we'll have to plan a rendezvous at some point, cruise around and connect. I'll be keeping tabs. You're in my prayers.

    John Reese

    Proverbs 3:5-6
    "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths."