On March 29, 2005, Russell was rushed to the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital ER due to shortness of breath. X-rays showed he had "white-out" virile pneumonia, his blood was very low on oxygen. He was admitted to the ICU where he was sedated and put on life support. During this time Russell had a blood clot that broke into several pieces causing a series of strokes. After being put on blood thinners, he had yet another stroke.
After over 3 months of hospitalization, Russell will come home on July 8, 2005 and continue his therapy as an outpatient. This is truly a miracle. He and his family want to thank everyone for their prayers. He has a long way to go but with your continued prayers we look for improvement everyday.
Updates will be added as he improves. Please keep him in your prayers.
Trooper Lee CD
Russell's CD, Trooper Lee, is still available through our online shop. It is a refreshing, heartfelt mix of mountain gospel and traditional bluegrass that you will definitely want to add to your collection. Denver Jones, Sammy Adkins and The Sandy Hook Mountain Boys join Russell on this project, creating bluegrass music at its best.