Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The accident:

Back on August 25, while on our family summer vacation, my oldest daughter (Karen, age 13) and my husband, Todd were severely injured while parasailing in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. They were life-flighted to a trauma hospital in Norfolk, Va. Todd suffered a spinal cord injury amongst other very severe injuries. After a week in the trauma hospital, Todd was able to take an angel-flight/air-ambulance to a local rehabilitation hospital in our area.

Karen was also injured quite severely, but has since returned to school. I appreciate all the prayers, cards, positive thoughts for their (and our entire families) healing. It will be a few more weeks before I return to stamping and blogging. Thank you for your patience!



Todd and Karen days before the accident





Enjoy every single moment of today!!!!!!

29 comments:

Laura said...

So very sorry to hear about your family's accident. Praying for you.

Eric and Karen said...

So sorry to hear of the accident. Hope everyone recovers quickly and completely. Take care and looking forward to future blogs.

Eric and Karen said...

So sorry to hear of the accident. Hope everyone recovers quickly and fully. Looking forward to future blog posts. Take care.

Melissa said...

Dear Beth,

I am just learning of the accident, and I will lift up their continued recovery in my prayers. ((hugs)) to you all.

Clm72 said...

I am sorry to hear about your family! My prayers are with you! A friend of ours is vacationing there now and a man was parasailing, landed near him on the boat, he jumped in to help, but out to sea he went. They stopped searching. I am glad you are all alive.

Blessings!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Oh my goodness! This is the first I have heard of this. I am so sorry! I hope they both have a speedy and full recovery!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, Beth...I was wondering why you weren't blogging. What an ordeal you've all been going through. I hope your family recovers fully and quickly. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing and remember there are a great deal of stampers out there who care! Debbie from Buffalo, NY

katrynka said...

I am so sorry to hear about the accident. Glad to hear your daughter is recovered. Hope you husband makes a full recovery.

Jessie said...

Sending prayers to you all!

Kim H. said...

I am so sorry to hear about your family's accident! I hope the recovery is quick and complete. Prayers and hugs from our home. Please take care of yourself too.

Kate Carney said...

Here's hoping Todd gets better quickly. What a way for Karen to start off her eighth grade year. Here's wishes and thoughts for you and your family.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Oh my goodness! I will keep your whole family in my thoughts and prayers.

paula e. said...

sorry to hear of your family's accident. keeping them in my prayers for a speedy and complete recovery. hang in there!

Ida said...

Oh my gosh how terrifying and awful that had to have been. Will be saying prayers for their healing. God bless

mcorlett said...

What a beautiful photo of T and K!

Jules said...

Beth: Please know that we are thinking and praying for your family. I hope that you are ok too. Taking care of the family & the stress of the whole situation can take its toll on you too. May you all be healed soon.

Sharli said...

Oh my. I'm keeping you all close in my prayers.
Take all the time you need!

Jeni B said...

Oh Beth, so very sorry to hear this about your family! Sending many prayers your way!

Ted said...

Beth, you and your family are in my prayers for a fast recovery!

Susan said...

Beth, I am in tears reading this. Unfortunately I have an idea what you are going through. My brother suffered a spinal cord injury many years ago and it is one of the toughest things for everyone involved to deal with. I will be praying very hard for his recovery. If you ever need a shoulder, or want to ask about my experiences with hospitals and doctors and rehabs, please feel free to email me. xo

Jen Carter said...

Oh wow!! I am so very sorry to hear about this accident! I hope that your family can make a complete recovery! I will say a prayer for your family!

IamDerby said...

So sorry to hear of your family's ordeal. Keeping you in my thoughts.

Kathy Mc said...

Ouch ~ just saw the link on PTI Forum so sending prayers your way. Hopefully, your DH will see a full recovery with time. Happy to read your DD healed enough to attend school. What an ordeal this has been and certainly no way to end a summer vacation! Thinking and praying for all of you!

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about your family's terrible accident. I know of someone who has a spinal cord injury. Please keep praying and believing.

Joan B said...

I had no idea and I am so very sorry for this. My hopes for complete recovery for your daughter and husband.

Michele said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Marybeth said...

Dear Beth, so sorry to hear about the terrible accident. You and your family will be in my prayers.

Barb said...

Beth, I'm praying for you and your loved ones. God bless.

Roberta said...

I, too, am praying for your daughter and husband's total recovery! God bless you all! And I do love the Faith & Hope set so very much! Thanks!

 

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