*Updated post here
If you haven't had the chance already, please view the previous blog post for Rolff here.
Yesterday, shortly after I posted the blog post and Rolff's page, I received an e-mail from Sojung. His parents had decided to pull the life support and it would happen at 4:00 PM. Rolff was in so much pain from a variety of complications that they wanted the suffering to stop and let him rest.
It broke my heart. With tears in my eyes, I packed my things and left the office in a panic. I immediately texted Sojung and we decided to visit Rolff.
We arrived at the hospital around 4:45 PM. The only camera I had was my instax (a polaroid camera) and my phone. I knew that so many people were waiting for an updates, so I took my chances.
When we got to the ICU, we were told that the life support had been pulled at 4:10 and that no one except family was allowed in the room. We patiently waited. Each minute felt like an hour...
Around 5:30 PM, Camila and Rolff's father came out and told us we could come in to see him. When we walked in, there were 8 family members in the room, praying, reading the bible, and standing by his bed side. It was such a blessing to see how strong and faithful they are.
The room looked a little empty with the numerous life support machines now gone. With nothing beeping or pumping oxygen, the room was quiet.
Rolff is breathing on his own and fighting for his life. He looks much better as all the tubes have been removed from his head and mouth. The doctors are unsure of how much longer he will be able to breathe on his own.
There were many tears, including mine, but the room was filled with hope and prayers. Every person in the room is faithful and trusts in God for Rolff.
Whatever happens, we know that God is with him.
I pray for Rolff and his family.
We are asking for donations because the medical bills are extremely high. I can't share every detail but I hope to put it in perspective for you:
The drunk drivers insurance is not able to cover much. Also, the lawayers are still trying to blame the aunt for the accident.
The CareFlite transport costs $22,000 per person. The cost of ICU is more than $3,000 per day without life support and can go beyond $10,000 with life support.
Every penny that is donated will be given to Rolff's family.
Feel free to leave a comment for Rolff or questions for me.