Marcus Brookes Benefit Shootout

As some of you know our friend Marcus Brookes was involved in a terrible accident November 4, when he and Chris had taken his car down the highway for a test drive. Something didn’t feel right with the car so Marcus pulled over on the shoulder to check it out. As they got out of the car a distracted driver hit Marcus pinning him between the cars.

We are planning an evening to help Marcus and family with bills and medical expenses.

Event Details

This will be a NOPREP N/T small tire 28×10.5 or 275×60 car shootout with a guaranteed payout of $4500+100% all entires based on 12 cars.

  • BACK HALF cars allowed
  • NO WHEELIE BARS or TUBE CHASSIS cars allowed
  • GRUDGE racing can get action
  • $20 gate / $25 Test & Tune / $100 entry
  • Gate will open at 9am
  • Racing starts at 1pm

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3 days ago

Updates From The Brookes

Good morning!! I hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday!! I haven't posted in a while because I just couldn't come up with the words to tell you in an interesting way about our day to day life. But the other day Marcus told me it didn't have to interesting. Just anything could be told. He said there is someone following this page that may need to hear that we just sat at the table & had dinner as a family or that he is working on another car with his friends. I started thinking about that. You know this page was started to update our friends & family about Marcus's condition & progress right after the accident. I never dreamed there would be almost 1,200 people following our life. Marcus said "I don't know 1,200 people!" πŸ˜‚ Well, now 1,200 people know him.

As we watched Stephen Furtick (I hope that is how it's spelled! If not I will correct it.) this morning, he talked about God breaking us to give us blessings & to use us to give others blessings as He broke Jesus, the Bread of Life, to bless us. Yes this journey has absolutely been a huge roller coaster!! We have asked God many times, "Why us, God?" We may never know the answer. What I do know is that He has used the miracle He performed with Marcus on Saturday, November 4, 2017, to touch many people! He used it to open my eyes & my heart to His word in a way I have never heard it before. Before I would listen to a sermon, & agree the preacher made some good points, sing the hymns, bow for prayer, & go home. Now...I feel the Word of God. I hear it in songs & sermons. Even in people just talking in public. There has not been a time recently where hearing something from God has not literally taken my breath away & brought sweet tears to my eyes. He speaks to me constantly! I wish I could help people feel what I feel when this happens. It is God touching my soul & letting me feel His presence. What a blessing that is!! He broke me to give me this gift! The gift to feel him everywhere!

Marcus is really doing good! He is using his prosthetic more & more. His right arm is recovering also!! He is able to turn it to almost a full palm up position! That is so exciting to me for him!! He has also tried accupuncture to manage his various pains. It gave him a lot of energy & helped in a few areas where he would hurt. Also, his pain management dr is doing sciatic nerve block injections every 2 weeks. He just had his second this past Friday. It doesn't completely get rid of the pain, but it does numb some of it for a bit. He has asked the dr to get him off a pain patch he is on. With it being an opioid the dr will have to put him on an opioid pill to wean him off these. Stopping cold turkey could put him in the hospital. So this is going to take some time, but it will be worth it!

He has his good days & bad days. I can't imagine the feelings he goes through daily. He stays pretty busy to fight off these feelings. He gets up & goes to work at the depot. Tuesdays & Thursdays he leaves work early to go to therapy. The rest of the time he is diagnosing vehicles or planning out what he is going to need for his new race car!! 😊 He has always been a very hard worker. I am so thankful to see this isn't slowing him down the way it could. Looking at him daily, reminds me to not give up, stop whining, work hard whether I want to or not, & go for my dreams because tomorrow is not promised nor guaranteed. I hope you all can take these things from his journey as well!! When it seems so much is lost, know there is something even better just around the corner!! Let God show you what He has in store for you!!

I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend & have a great week!! We love you all & pray for you all!! God bless!!
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Good morning!! I hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday!! I havent posted in a while because I just couldnt come up with the words to tell you in an interesting way about our day to day life.  But the other day Marcus told me it didnt have to interesting.  Just anything could be told.  He said there is someone following this page that may need to hear that we just sat at the table & had dinner as a family or that he is working on another car with his friends.  I started thinking about that.  You know this page was started to update our friends & family about Marcuss condition & progress right after the accident.  I never dreamed there would be almost 1,200 people following our life.  Marcus said I dont know 1,200 people! πŸ˜‚ Well, now 1,200 people know him.As we watched Stephen Furtick (I hope that is how its spelled! If not I will correct it.) this morning, he talked about God breaking us to give us blessings & to use us to give others blessings as He broke Jesus, the Bread of Life, to bless us.  Yes this journey has absolutely been a huge roller coaster!! We have asked God many times, Why us, God? We may never know the answer.  What I do know is that He has used the miracle He performed with Marcus on Saturday, November 4, 2017, to touch many people!  He used it to open my eyes & my heart to His word in a way I have never heard it before.  Before I would listen to a sermon, & agree the preacher made some good points, sing the hymns, bow for prayer, & go home.  Now...I feel the Word of God.  I hear it in songs & sermons. Even in people just talking in public.  There has not been a time recently where hearing something from God has not literally taken my breath away & brought  sweet tears to my eyes.  He speaks to me constantly!  I wish I could help people feel what I feel when this happens.  It is God touching my soul & letting me feel His presence.  What a blessing that is!! He broke me to give me this gift! The gift to feel him everywhere!Marcus is really doing good!  He is using his prosthetic more & more.  His right arm is recovering also!! He is able to turn it to almost a full palm up position! That is so exciting to me for him!! He has also tried accupuncture to manage his various pains. It gave him a lot of energy & helped in a few areas where he would hurt.  Also, his pain management dr is doing sciatic nerve block injections every 2 weeks.  He just had his second this past Friday.  It doesnt completely get rid of the pain, but it does numb some of it for a bit.  He has asked the dr to get him off a pain patch he is on.  With it being an opioid the dr will have to put him on an opioid pill to wean him off these.  Stopping cold turkey could put him in the hospital. So this is going to take some time, but it will be worth it!He has his good days & bad days. I cant imagine the feelings he goes through daily.  He stays pretty busy to fight off these feelings.  He gets up & goes to work at the depot.  Tuesdays & Thursdays he leaves work early to go to therapy.  The rest of the time he is diagnosing vehicles or planning out what he is going to need for his new race car!! 😊 He has always been a very hard worker.  I am so thankful to see this isnt slowing him down the way it could.  Looking at him daily, reminds me to not give up, stop whining, work hard whether I want to or not, & go for my dreams because tomorrow is not promised nor guaranteed.  I hope you all can take these things from his journey as well!! When it seems so much is lost, know there is something even better just around the corner!! Let God show you what He has in store for you!!I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend & have a great week!! We love you all & pray for you all!! God bless!!Image attachment

 

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I am in awe of this whole family

God bless you all!

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What Pain Management Dr. Is he using???

Continued Prayers

Girl, you wrote a lot for someone thinking she had nothing to say!! Amazing how the words flow one you begin to write. It is a wonderful blessing to know you two and your families can celebrate the "boring, and mundane " days.

The fact so many people see these post and care only show part of what amazing people you are. Christian is lucky to have Marcus as a friend and a true one. Even your kids and how respectful and helpful they are show what truly good people you are. Praying GOD continues to watch over all of you and help the pain and healing.

What a blessing it is to read your posts and hear how God is working in all your lives on this journey! May God continue to heal you physically, mentally and emotionally and draw you all closer to Him! God bless you all! Big hugs and love to you all!

Love reading your updates. Prayers continue.

God has showed you the purpose, now live through it. We serve an Awesome God. Love you guys.

Always look forward to your updates no matter how small they are. Let's us know that life is going on for all of you and improvements are being made.

Great to get to see his progress firsthand last week.. keep on keeping on, bud!

Thank you so much for the update! Marcus is so right,,, there is someone out there who just needs to hear from you guys ,, and know you are doing so well and making it day by day! β€οΈπŸ™ŒπŸ€—πŸ™

I am so glad you shared.

I just had someone on Friday, while I was getting lunch at the Blossom Festival food court in Magnolia, ask me about y’all and she told me she’s been missing updates. 😍. This is not the testimony we would choose, but it’s the one God has allowed to reach others and in turn blesses us with the many who follow in this journey and pray for Marcus and our families!

Thanks for the update! God is using you and your family in ways you never imagined he could and in ways you may never know. -Michele

Thank you for sharing!! Praying for you both!

Y'all have been such a blessing to so many who may never meet you!! It is so good to hear how he is doing! I pray for y'all constantly!!

We were asking Cindy about y’all on Friday.

Continued prayers for Marcus n his family

We will continue to pray for you and your family

Praying for you all. God bless you always.

Thank you for sharing the intimate details of your life and love. God is good!!

How nice to hear from u again and know that things r progressing in a positive way. Although not easy and fast enough, still progressing. Hang in there and stay strong!

How s Ed doing?

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6 days ago

Updates From The Brookes

90% of my friendships started in a garage or a race track! ... See MoreSee Less

Marcus is having a sciatic nerve block done on his right leg today. We are praying it helps with the phantom pain! ❀️ ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Praying!

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Prayers

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Prayers!!

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Praying this helps.

PRAYERS!!!

Hope it does help with pain.

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Asking for prayers today. My love just isn't having a good day. He hates for me to tell when he is down, but it's part of the reality. He is my rock & I need him as much as he needs us. Just pray God will ease his heart & mind. That he will remember we are in this together & I will never leave his side & don't know what I would do without him. I pray you all have a great week! God bless!! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Prayers sent up! -Michele

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Prayers for you and Marcus!!!

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Praying for Y'all! πŸ’›

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Love y’all mostest!!!! Praying for comfort and peace! ❀️

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So I know it's been a while. We haven't had a lot going on, but have been crazy busy at the same time. (I know...doesn't make a lot of sense) BUT tonight I have a pretty big announcement!! He got his "smart" leg a couple weeks ago. It is amazing! He can stand in front of a chair & put weight on both legs to sit down!! To many of us that doesn't seem like a big deal, but try to stand & slowly sit using only one leg for a whole week! Your knee will not like it! But that isn't the big announcement!! He can use a 4 post cane to walk with it. He doesn't have to have a walker to walk for the most part. His leg is still very tender & getting use to the feeling of the prosthetic so he isn't able to walk for a long period of time or distance but he is progressing. But that isn't the big announcement either!! Tonight he put his leg on & was walking through the house. He walked through the living room & down the hall to our sons bedroom. I looked away for a moment &&&&& I look up & he is WALKING WITHOUT ANY ASSISTANCE!!!! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ I'm talking about moving one leg in front of the other with NO walker, NO cane!!! NOTHING!!! I can not say how joyful my heart was!!! Guys it was amazing!! I am so proud of him!! We have been through some pretty deep valleys lately, but this....this was a mountain top!! I would post a video but he says he does better when no one is around so I was trying to not be a distraction!! Trust me...next time there will be video proof!! We hope you are all doing well!! We still thank God for everything He has done for us including the support and prayers you have all given. You are all such blessings to us!! We pray we can be a blessing to you all in some way one day!! We want to be able to repay the amazing love & support we have received. I will try to post more. Hopefully, we will start having a little more news coming at ya! Now to get to the gym & get us both in shape. Him to get ready to walk the track before a race & me to be able to keep up with him!! πŸ˜‚ Have a great week!! We love you all!! God bless!! β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ’πŸ’ ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Your man is strong-willed and amazing! To God be all the glory!!

Fantastic news!! Way to go Marcus!!! Still praying for y'all

OMG!!!! I just cheered sooo loud my husband looked at me like I'm crazy!!!! HOLY FREAKIN COW I'm soooo happy and can't wait to tell the girls. I cannot wait for the day that you come walking through our front door. I promise you'll get a big pinch!! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚ A small step to a BIG future!!! Love yall. Keep up the work sir! πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ€—

I love you guys, you both are amazing. So PROUD. ❀️❀️

Best news ever. So proud of him and you.

Such awesome news. Casey was giving me an update yesterday.

Awesome news keep it up God is so good

Praise God. Awesome news

Wow that's awesome news.

That is so amazing. I know it was a joy and blessing to see. Continued prayers.

God is SO good. β€οΈπŸ™

Amazing news!! What a blessing!! ❀️❀️❀️

Yay!!! Praise God

Great news!!

Awesome news! ~Big Em

Amazing news. Congratulations and I am continuing to pray for all of you.

Oh, what a blessing! This is wonderful news! We will continue praying for God to continue blessing you and your family! πŸ™β€οΈ

Good news

God is Great for sure

That's wonderful news

Ok, now I’m ugly crying! This is the best news! I love you guys ❀️❀️❀️

Praise God!!! Answered prayers

God is so good!!! Praising him for the exciting news. 😘

Prayers

Praise God This is such wonderful news to hear

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2 months ago

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AMEN!!

Satan is trying very hard to steal God's glory! He is trying very hard to steal our joy & hide our faith!! He will not win!! God is healing Marcus & Clayton & we know He will heal our family!! I just ask you all continue to pray for all of us. We face new battles everyday, but with God working through Marcus to continue to lead our family, we will prevail! Marcus continues to press forward! Surgery on his arm set him back a little as far as learning how to walk with his leg, but he is still the most amazing man I have ever seen! And I am the lucky one that gets to say he is my husband! 😊 With the weather changing (hopefully warming up), I have hope that some of his pain will subside.
We went to the track last Friday! He had a blast!! Our friends had their cars there & they were all flying!! The guys were all so happy with what they have worked so for! We were there all night! Marcus drove us there & home! We were both so worried he had over done it, but he felt really good Saturday. It was so nice for him to get to enjoy the things he loves most!
I hope you all are having a wonderful week!! We pray you continue to press forward & are blessed everyday!! We love you all!! God bless!!
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Sounds like y'all are doing well, considering what you've all been through. Praying for all of you. Have a nice week. β€οΈπŸ™πŸ˜Š

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So glad to hear Marcus and Clayton are doing well! God continues hearing our prayers for your family and He will stand with you helping you to defeat Satan. Keep singing His praises and leaning on Him when you feel tired and weak. May He continue blessing you with healing and strength! Hugs!!

You are all so encouraging! Thank you for sharing these things. Some of us need it more than we care to admit at times. πŸ™

He stood quit a bit Friday night. Even used the steering wheel as a propπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

He is simply amazing after all he has gone through!! Prayers for Marcus, Clayton and all of y'all!!

So many prayers going up for yall

❀️Continued Prayers!πŸ™πŸ™

❀️❀️ Praying Always

Prayers for t'all

Prayers for improvement to continue!❀️😘

Prayers continue

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Still praying for your beautiful family.

THE DEVIL IS A LIE!!!!!KEEP PUSHIN!!!!!!

Prayers for all.

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Love n payers

Ya'll are still in my prayers!

Continuing to pray.

Tell Satan to take a hike, y’all got this!!!!πŸ‘Š. Loves!❀️

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My boys are both home! Clay was discharged today! That is another relief. Now just to keep them both well! Thank you all for all your prayers! They continue to work & be answered! They are both feeling pretty good. No unbearable pain & good attitudes! We just continue to lean on our Lord to continue to carry us through all of our trials. He knows what we are facing & what we need. Thank goodness we have each other! I would be a mess without Marcus! I thank God every day for him, our family, friends, & the people (all of you) that He has sent to support us & encourage us on this journey that is our life! We have encountered some people that do not understand what we are going through, what we sacrifice daily to continue caring for each other yet still go to work & do our best. We pray for those to have some understanding as well. We love you all!! We hope you all have a great Friday!! God bless!! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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See y’all tomorrow

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Prayers continue

Thankful that Clay is home. Praying for all of you. β€οΈπŸ™

Praying for healing to continue for both of you boys! Praying also for others around you to have understanding of your daily battles, to give them compassion, and to see God’s light shining through you all!

Prayers continue

So glad their both home with you and will continue praying for all of you!!

Great to hear!!❀️ Continued prayers!πŸ™πŸ™

Continued Prayers

Keeping you all in our prayers

Praying continues.

Glad they are both home, now for some serious healing for them both!

I pray for blessings and comfort and peace and mercy for you and husband and son and all the family.

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