[This is an update on Jeff Krogh, the Busch driver who was hurt at Milwaukee on Saturday. Eddie Robison was the pastor for the Southwest Tour the west coast and just recently relocated in North Carolina. Rev. Robison sent this note to the Racing...
[This is an update on Jeff Krogh, the Busch driver who was hurt at Milwaukee on Saturday. Eddie Robison was the pastor for the Southwest Tour the west coast and just recently relocated in North Carolina. Rev. Robison sent this note to the Racing West website http:\www.racingwest.com. Thanks to both for allowing us reprint this]
LETTER FROM EDDIE ROBISON, MRO
Sherrills Ford, NC -July 6-- Many of you guys know Jeff Krogh from his West Coast racing days. He used to live in Visalia and he and his brother Mark raced at Madera, Mesa and other places with the WW and SWS.
I was in Milwaukee with he and his family and he is in good condition considering his injuries. He hit the wall driver side first in at the Milwaukee Mile. He has a serious head injury, a lot like Kenny Nichols sustained at PIR in the copper world this year. His head did not hit the wall, the helmet was not even scratched. The net inside the car kept that from happening. Just the jolt of the crash caused a lot of trauma to his head. He doesn't have any other broken bones or even scratches!
I talked with his family today and he is waking up some and is responsive. He is still on a breathing machine, but is breathing on his own well. He is doing great and the doctors are happy with his progress. They will not know about long term affects until he wakes up fully and is able to talk and respond fully. Please keep him in your prayers and remember his wife and their 4-month-old baby.
Kind of a side note that you may appreciate... When the accident occurred and we saw that it would be serious, we talked with his wife quite a bit, but she was still in North Carolina. I called Bill Amick, the owner of the 35 Busch car, and he (without even blinking an eye) sent his private plane from Wisconsin to North Carolina to pick up Jeff's wife and baby. They were at the hospital by 12:30 that night. Mr. Amick told me that if it weren't for the Lord, he wouldn't have a plane, so he had to use it for good things. What a great gesture! That's what it is all about right there guys!
Please keep them in your prayers, I'll post the address of the hospital if you want to send a card or something. I'll also post any more improvements or reports as I return there in the near future. The hospital is
Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital 9200 West Wisconsin Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53226-3596.
Eddie Robison, MRO