Chase White NOT Brain-dead

August 1, 2023 — Leave a comment

I’ve been wanting to share this story for a few days.

After a horrific car crash, Chase White’s parents were told by a different hospital their 22-year-old son was brain dead, and there were no options.

Thankfully, the story did not end there.

“It’s just been miracle after miracle,” said Jason White, Chase’s father, who spoke exclusively to Atlanta News First.

Almost three weeks ago, Jason received the call that his son Chase was in an accident in Hilton Head.

He had collided with a crane truck while on his way to work at a local restaurant and was rushed to a hospital in Savannah.

“I don’t know how to describe it,” Jason said. “It’s just numbing.”

Chase suffered a traumatic brain injury, collapsed lung, a broken jaw, and a broken arm.

They said he was not going to make it,” Jason said doctors told them. “We were told that we needed to make a big decision,” he continued. “Basically, pull the plug on him and let him go. His mom and I just weren’t ready to do that.” Faced with a heartbreaking choice, one doctor tried a surprising final test.

“He said put up two fingers, and sure as not. He put up two fingers, Chase did,” Jason said. “His Mom and I were sold that he wasn’t totally brain-dead. That he was still there.”

While they know the road is long, they now have something they were initially told was not possible: hope.

“He’s definitely in there, and he’s definitely alive, and he’s fighting very hard.”

Chase will need to have extensive rehabilitation.

The family has started a GoFundMe to help with those expenses.

If you would like to donate, click here.

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