Carrie German sits by her husband’s side in Dodd Hall at the Ohio State University Medical Center as he recuperates from severe head trauma sustained in a fall on Aug. 16. His expected release date is Oct. 18 or Thursday if progress keeps up at his current strides.
DELPHOS — They say it only takes seconds to change someone’s life forever. The families of Scott and Carrie (Rostorfer) German would probably agree.
Scott, better known as “Worm” to his friends, was excited about a weekend guys’ trip to Michigan International Speedway on Aug. 16. What happened as the group pulled into their camping site would set the course of the young couple’s and their family’s lives for months to come.
German lost his footing while riding in the group’s RV and fell to the ground, hitting his head. He was rushed to the hospital with a severe brain injury and his wife of four years said it was “the worst day of her life.”
“I got the call that my husband was being life-flighted to a hospital because he fell and hit his head. At that point, that’s literally all I knew,” Carrie German said. “They thought he was going to a hospital in Jackson, Mich., so we started up State Route 127. Then we got a call from an officer on the scene of Scott’s fall that he was being flown to The University of Toledo Hospital, which meant we were going the wrong way. After correcting our route and arriving at the hospital, we found out he had actually been flown to The Toledo Hospital, another 15 minutes away.”
With Scott’s friends in tow, the worried wife again changed her route.
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