On July 22, I got a phone call from the local hospital. My brother, Drew Forsey, was in the trauma intensive care unit with a severe brain injury. He had crashed his bike into a ditch at speeds around 35-40 mph on a tricky downhill section of road. This was one of the few times that he and I didn't ride together. It's difficult to describe all of the thoughts and emotions that ran through my head that night as I sat in the family waiting room, his crushed helmet in my hands.
I decided pretty early on that I would start filming. I didn't really have any plan for what I was going to make, but I knew I had to start filming. It's just how I process things. It was the only way I could think to express what I was feeling and what my family was going through. Hopefully this will give a small glimpse into Drew's story and how deeply we are all moved by this tragedy.
Since Drew's accident, he has been moved to a brain rehab hospital in Atlanta where he has made some incredible progress. He's now mostly conscious and able to talk. We're hopeful that he will be walking and even more himself by the time he is discharged, but we'll have to wait and see. Brain injuries are still very mysterious, and take a long time to heal.
I want to thank those who helped with this video. The prayer itself was written and recorded by Nick Lindsay and his sister. Daniel Cooper helped with some sound design/eq. Bryan Fowler let me borrow a little EOS M camera so I didn't draw too much attention to myself. I also want to thank everyone who has shown us an overwhelming amount of love and support this past month. It means the world.
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There's also a donation page if you're feel a need to give. No pressure though, your thoughts and prayers are the most important thing to Drew and my family. In any case, here's the link:
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