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Update on my the friend I asked you all to pray for

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Well I've finally found out what really happened to my friend who I thought had been hit by a couple of cars. She got hit (and dragged) by a semi truck! Her husband was almost hit, too, but he was "lucky" enough that all that happened to him was having to watch his wife get almost killed by a big rig.

Holy cow! Maria is so lucky and so blessed to be alive today. I talked to her a week or two ago and she sounded great. She's in a wheelchair and she's a little bit frustrated about the fact that she can't do much of anything, but she's very happy to be alive. She still needs one more skin graft and a surgery to fuse the bones in her ankle, and then lots and lots of physical therapy.

We've been collecting some things for her at work. There's a basket with food (and Metamucil....if you knew Maria, you'd understand just how appropriate that is) and a basket with bath related things and fun stuff. I'm going to go take them to her after work on Monday. I volunteered to be the one to take the stuff to her because I really need to see her with my own eyes so that I can prove to myself that she's really going to be okay. I know that she wil, but I still need to see her for myself.
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  • ANDI_3K
    Thanks for the update, I am glad to hear she'll be ok.
    3558 days ago
    Hi VALI_T;

    Stopped by to see how you are doing as you are 1 of my Spark friends. I am so glad your friend is doing so much better and that must have been a horrible accident to go through. I hope you are doing well and continuing on with your healthy eating, routine exercises to reach your goals. My prays will be with your friend and you always. May God watch over you. Love the Spark people, friends, teams and learn from them.

    3841 days ago
  • VALI_T
    My friend is doing really well, all things considered. She has found a doctor here in town who does not think that she's going to have to have her ankle fused and I think that she has had her final skin graft. She sent a card to us at work earlier this week saying that as soon as she's healed up enough that she can, she's going to hobble in on her crutches to visit us. When I talk to her she sounds wonderful, really happy and full of life and energy. She's a fighter and I know that she's going to come through this okay in the end. emoticon
    3857 days ago
    I just read this blog today. Is your friend healing well? My prayers her way. emoticon

    Chelsea, leader of "Sparking with multiple sclerosis" emoticon
    3857 days ago
  • ANDI_3K
    Thanks for the update, so glad she'll be ok!
    3886 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    Oh, Bless your heart.. she has a dear friend in you!
    I have been praying for her and all of her family, the medical team too.. for their devotion, patience and motivation for her!! Time and patience are so hard to conquer!!
    I am so happy she was not killed,,, makes you think about your own family and what if???
    3892 days ago
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