Caleb Brown Beginning To Show Movement, Trying To Open His Eyes

Saturday, October 23, 2010
Caleb Brown
Caleb Brown

Family members of the two-year-old boy who was struck in the head by a large rock at Fall Creek Falls State Park last Saturday say he is beginning to show movement and trying to open his eyes.

A host of family and supporters are watching the progress of Caleb Brown at T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital.

His father, Tim Brown, said Saturday morning on a Facebook page, "We have wonderful news! Last night the nurses let Tiffany help bathe Caleb. During his bath he began moving and trying to get away from the nurse. He moved his leg to try to push the nurse's hand away. He also tried to open his eyes. This is the beginning of the purposeful movement that we were looking for."

Later on Saturday, Mr. Brown wrote,
"This morning as the nurses were turning him we had more purposful movement. He began breathing over his ventilator this morning which is more great news.

"Your prayers are working and as always, please continue to pray for Caleb."

The Brown family is from Nashville.

They were at the base of the falls when the boulder about the size of a basketball came down from above. It struck Caleb as he was being held by his mother.

He was airlifted to the Chattanooga hospital.

The Brown family had gone on a camping trip to Fall Creek Falls on Friday, Oct. 15. Tim and Tiffany Brown took two of their three sons on the trip (Caleb and Colby, age 4). They also have a 9-month-old, Conner, who stayed with family in Nashville.

Tim Brown is a minister at a church in Nashville. They are currently staying in the Ronald McDonald House across from Erlanger.

A fund has been set up at SunTrust Bank to help the family. You can stop by any local Suntrust Bank to make a donation. Please ask to make a donation to the Caleb Brown Trust, and make checks payable to Caleb Brown Trust.

To send a check by mail:
Suntrust Bank
Attn: Special Handling VA - RIC - 9292
P.O. Box 27572
Richmond, VA 23261 - 7572.

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