Bluegrass gospel singer Becky Isaacs Bowman of The Isaacs has been released from the hospital after she was hit head-on in a two-car collision near her home in Hendersonville, Tennessee, on Dec. 15. The collision left the other driver dead while Isaacs was taken to Skyline Medical Center for surgery to insert a plate and nine screws in her right tibia and full reconstruction of her right knee. She also suffered three fractured ribs.
“I am grateful to the first responders and to the incredible doctors, nurses and staff at Skyline Medical Center for the exceptional care that has been shown to me and my family,” she said. “I am forever humbled by it all. In spite of the challenges that lay ahead, my faith is strong because I know the hand of God will not lead me where His grace will not keep me. My prayers go out to the family of the gentleman who lost his life in the accident.”
Becky was released from the hospital on Friday, December 30th, after 16 days. She will spend four more weeks in a wheelchair, unable to stand or put any weight on either leg. She has a long road to recovery with physical and occupational therapy, as well as dealing with the emotional toll of the severity of the crash and the reality of how close it was to being a completely different outcome that we all choose to not think about. Along with the fact, that another person lost their life in the accident that day.
Over the last few weeks, we have witnessed the most extraordinary outpouring of love, support and prayers from so many people who care. This has brought the greatest comfort to Becky and uplifted her spirits during times that have been incredibly trying, while navigating many uncertainties. However, the questions we get asked the most are: “How can I help?” and “What can I do?”
The reality is, Becky is currently unable to tour. The Isaacs will hire a sub for the next 6-8 weeks, or until she is stable enough for travel and performing.
According to updates from the family, Bowman was driving alone when a driver crossed the median after suffering a stroke and hit her car head-on. The driver died at the scene.
A GoFundMe page created for Bowman for anyone wishing to help with medical expenses.
“Medical bills are pouring in. Specific medical equipment has been purchased to aid in the transition from hospital, to rehab, to home. Specialized transportation is needed. There are a lot of expected and unexpected expenses in the current and long-term care routines which are required for Becky’s optimal healing … If you know Becky, you know that her indelible faith is the cornerstone of her life. She is led by the Spirit and her connection and commitment to Christ is an example to us all.”
Becky was able to celebrate the new year at home with her family:
Cards and well wishes can be sent to:
P.O. Box 370
Goodlettsville, TN 37070