Casey Bicknell Benefit Information Site

Background Story


On the evening of January 6th, 2010 Casey was running his
Corvette at the 1/4 mile drag strip at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Florida and had a high speed accident that nearly took his life. 

At the time of the accident, Casey was a senior at Martin County High School, a Varsity Letterman in athletics on the school swim team; a good student with a 4.2 GPA advanced placement and honors; after high school classes he took college credits at the Indian River State College and had been accepted to Florida Gulf Coast University to work towards a civil engineering degree.

Although Casey was confident in his driving skills and wanted to drive his Corvette in a controlled race track setting, the accident happened.  The paramedics and EMT freed Casey unconscious from the wreckage. He was trauma hawked by helicopter to the St. Mary's Hospital trauma center in WPB, FL with only one vital sign, a heart beat!  A quick CAT scan and testing revealed severe head trauma sending him into the first of two surgeries for hemicraniectomy (skull cap removal) on both his right side and left side.  After recuperating in ICU for a  month, Casey was upgraded and flown to Shepherd's Center in Atlanta, GA for intensive therapy for the next several months.  Casey returned to South Florida in May 2010 to continue his progress at home and to attend Challenger School (Martin County School system).  In January 2011 Casey was admitted into the Florida Institute for Neurological Rehabilitation (FINR) in Wauchula (FL) where he is getting necessary therapies that are helping him in this recovery.  Although Casey still suffers from a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), he is improving! He is no longer in a coma, is alert, tracking, following simple commands, and is working hard toward further recovery! 

Casey has a large family including his Mom & Dad, (Kathy & Barry) and sister (Brittany) along with so many friends, classmates, teammates, neighbors, employers, and medical caregivers who have been there for him with love & support.    

But so much more help is needed. 

Due to the rapidly increasing medical expenses, with only a portion covered by insurance, Casey needs your support and donations to help defray the mounting medical costs.

Please plan to attend one of the upcoming benefits for Casey or make a donation to Casey's benefit account.  Your financial support will help Casey get the care he needs to continue working toward his recovery.

A heartfelt thank you on behalf of Casey.