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  1. Hi friends.. I wanted to give a quick update for Cooper this week. Cooper has been experiencing headaches and stomach pain. He has been able to communicate this to his doctors using signs and answering yes or no questions. His doctors are working diligently to figure out the cause of this and a treatment plan. He has been working hard in speech therapy. He even was able to have a conversation with one of his doctors. It is amazing how they are able to find ways for Cooper to communicate his needs and wants. Cooper's therapist are working on gaining flexion and mobility in his ankles so that he can eventually support his weight. Cooper is sleeping much better and we are so grateful for this. With Cooper spending a week in the hospital, he is having to work hard to makeup for time lost in rehab. Susanne and Terry are starting to research outpatient therapy centers that specialize in TBI. When the time comes for Cooper to leave TIRR (we do not know when this will be), he will continue his daily therapy through a outpatient facility. Specific Prayer Requests: Relief from headaches and stomach pain for Cooper. Muscle Relaxation and Flexibility Maximum Efforts and Outcomes for Cooper during therapy Wisdom for Cooper's Medical Team Wisdom and Peace for Terry and Susanne in choosing a outpatient therapy location Rest. peace and God's comfort for Cooper and the Reid Family Thank you all for your continued support and prayers. We see you and we feel your love. Our strength comes from the Lord and your prayers to him. Psalm 28:7-8 7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. 8 The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
  2. It doesn't matter what you say, their immaturity will always turn it around, to make you think your crying about what they say. This is the only life they have, so don't let them get you caught up in their meaningless life. I'm not sure their all adults!!!
  3. Urgent Prayer Requests!!!! Susanne asked me to share with you all that a scan has shown that Cooper has suffered a stroke. They have taken him to Children’s Memorial Herman. We ask that you all start praying now. 1.Pray for the medical staff to treat Cooper swiftly and accurately. 2.Pray for minimal deficits from this. 3.Pray for the medical staff to find what is causing this (if they can), and do everything they can to prevent this from continuing. *Honestly, I’m not exactly sure what to ask you to pray for yet, other than Lord, hear us! Jesus… put your hands on Cooper there is power in HIS name I will update as I know more. Matthew 21:22 And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”
  4. Ok, I get it that Waskom had more penalties than WR. Do you think that could be cause they committed more penalties, or is it really the refs fault. I watch this game from the sidelines (standing on the track) last night. I am sure that the refs missed penalties and called some that were questionable on both sides. People are coming on here and saying WR is overrated, and they ain't any good. I have not seen anyone on here that has said WR is this world beater. It is not WR fault that they were put in the top ten polls all year. I seen 2 teams play hard last night. I seen 2 teams let their emotions get the best of them last night, but hey we are taking about 15,16,17 year old kids here. I'm proud that WR is moving on, I'm proud of Waskom for giving everything they had last night. This forum is getting really ridiculous, when we as adults seem to always want to talk bad about teenagers. Be proud of you team and support them without having to downright destroy another team to make you feel good. I love high school football and I have always been a Smoaky.com fan. I'm almost to the point that I would ask Smoaky to do the same thing with this forum that they have done with the Friday Night App. Just my 2 cents, which really ain't worth anything. Let's go Raiders work hard next week to get passed that next round.
  5. Long overdue post!!!! Terry, Whitney, Jordan, Jansen and I would like to express our profound gratitude to all of our family, friends, community members and everyone who participated in last night's Fish Fry and Auction. The amount of money raised was mind blowing to say the least. We will always be truly grateful for everyone entrusting us with this amount of money. We do not know what the future holds for Cooper, but we do know it will include medical bills, supplies, equipment and daily care over the next year or so. These funds will allow us to take care of Cooper and focus on his needs as we have been doing everyday since September 9th. Again, thank you to all of the donors, buyers, workers, bakers, cooks, servers, cleaning crew, fish/fries/hushpuppy fryers, auctioneers, and anyone else who played a role in last night’s event. Thank you Micheal Murphy, Steele’s Feed and Seed, The Stovall’s for the fish donation, Troup FBC for hosting the event, Mixon FBC and The Gospel Barn for supplying food and desserts. We are so proud to live in a community who takes care of their people. God Is Good!!! We have been stunned by the overwhelming outpouring of love and support everyone has shown us over the past two months. We would like to say thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers during this time.The phone calls, text messages, FB messages, food, cards, and gift cards have been nonstop, and we appreciated each one. The vigils were amazing, and I know God hears each and everyone one of your prayers. We know Cooper being here with us is already a miracle. As we continue trekking through the hills and valleys of this journey, we know God is writing Cooper's story. We believe through His mighty power He is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine. We stand firm on God's foundation and will withstand whatever comes our way. We know God loves Cooper and He is restoring him back to us little by little each day. Many of you have expressed your gratitude for Mandi Braswell and her faithful updates on this page. Her servant heart has been our family's biggest blessing during this time. We have no words big enough to describe what she has meant to us. I tear up now thinking about the time and effort she has spent taking care of us. She has been our comforter, encourager, motivator, and our rock. The witness she has been for her own kids has not gone unnoticed either. I know this because they have donated their own money, bought auction items, made cards, and drawn pictures for Cooper letting him know they are praying for him. No doubt there is an extra crown for her in Heaven. I am afraid to make this list because of the fear of leaving someone off, but I am going to do my best. Thank you for all of the fundraising on our behalf. We will forever be eternally grateful. New Summerfield ISD Hilltop Country Club- Golf Tournament Red Dirt Hat Company -Awesome Hats!!!! Texas High School Coaches Association Robert Walls- Benefit Fishing tournament THSBA- donations and Troup Anglers BBQ tent Troup Tiger Moms T-shirt fundraisers- Haley Fredenburg, Mandi and many many more!!!! Amber Turner- Scently Goal Life- Blue Drinks Tyler Today's Vision Troup ISD Tatum ISD, Alto ISD, West Rusk ISD, Paul Pewitt ISD Tommy and Lisa Underwood- RV Camper Jace Lovelady- scholarship fund Troup Alumni and Friends Troup National Honors Society Troup Volunteer Fire Department Mixon FBC, Troup FBC, Gospel Barn, Church of the Nazarene and Presbyterian Church of Concord, many other local churches Go Fund Me- started by Natalie Starkey Headup TBI nonprofit Austin Bank Deposits- I cannot even begin to make a list of the donations I know I’m leaving people out, and I’m sorry if I did, but we are so thankful!!! I leave you with this; I would not wish this on ANYBODY.....it has been a horrible nightmare, but I will say it has brought our already close-knit family even closer together. His brother and sisters have loved on him and have been his biggest fans and advocates during his recovery process. Our family has been instrumental in helping us care for Cooper. Home cooked meals, shopping for our needs, giving us nights away from the rehab center, ect… We know this tragedy has not only affected our lives but the lives of our extended family, Cooper’s friends and everyone else. Everyone asked, “What can we do to help?” The answer is simple, please keep praying for Cooper’s full recovery and wearing your blue for 22 t-shirts. I know this brings awareness to Cooper’s injury and his recovery process allowing more people to pray for him. Cooper is fighting to get his life back everyday. He is having to relearn how to swallow, hold his head up, and how to use every muscle in his body again. We have witnessed and you have witnessed the kindness and love people still have in our country and community. Our kids and youth have been watching, listening and learning this from all of you. I pray this continues and more and more people will come to know Jesus because of it. I know this has to be the purpose of this tragedy. I pray when Cooper looks back at all of this he will see what God was doing, and is doing, through his life. To God be the glory forever and ever. Amen May God bless you all!!!
  6. I think Newton is the only lock,,, no disrespect to anyone else.
  7. Yes,,, I saw you were not quoting me after I posted it.
  8. I could have 3 wrong, but that's what I think will happen
  9. Newton Daingerfield West Rusk Harmony
  10. I'm not sure Waskom has ever owned West Rusk. I think the overall record is 5-5. Waskom however has owned them when it counts in the playoffs. This will probably be a good game for a half, I think WR pulls away in the end. I'm not seeing any dominate teams in this region, except Newton. I'm going with WR but wouldn't be shocked if Waskom wins. I realized my own stupidity in my comment about Waskom owning WR. Oh well it is what it is.
  11. Cooper Update: 11.10.22 Friends, Cooper has had a bit of a set back. Yesterday, a CT revealed that Cooper has a cerebral spinal fluid accumulation on left side of his brain. First, Cooper is not in immediate danger. However, we do need to figure out what is causing this and treat it. Cooper was transferred to Childen's last night at 10pm. He has been admitted to Children's but they are still in the ER due to a bed shortage. Cooper has rested well throughout night, but as you can imagine being in the ER...Susanne and Terry have had no sleep. Cooper has had a MRI, but there are no results as of yet. Please pray! Pray for MRI results. Pray that the neurosurgeon can diagnose and treat what is causing this so that Cooper can get back to TIRR and rehab. Pray that they place the Reid's in a room soon so they can all get some much needed rest. Pray Peace over Cooper, Terry and Susanne. Lord hear our cries... Lord, your Word speaks promises of healing and restoration and I thank you for the miracles you still perform today. Today I claim those promises over my Cooper and his parents. I believe in the healing power of faith and prayer and I ask you to continue your mighty work in the life of Cooper . Please reach down and surround my Cooper, Terry and Susanne with supernatural peace and strength and give her the faith to believe that all things are possible for you. Protect them from Satan's lies and discouragement and let your miraculous healing begin. Amen Exodus 14:14 The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
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