Hi... My name is Lindsey Van Briesen and I am Wendi's sister in law. :-)
July 25: I don't know how to thank all of you who have donated, called, prayed, sent cards, gift cards, and notes to my family!
You all have helped us raise 50,000 dollars! If you come to this site and are new, please feel free to keep donating. All of this money will be going to medical bills, and if there is any left over it will be kept in a fund for Aaron to provide for his family during this very hard time.
As you all know he will be living on one teachers income.
Thank you all again!!! You are all amazing!!!
July21: I have been getting lots of emails wanting to know about food donations and gift card donations. At this time we are requesting gift cards only for the people who do not directly know our family, due to health and dietary concerns.
If you would like to donate a gift card to the family I would be happy to provide you with an address where they can be sent.
( we are currently in the process of having a P.O. Box set up)
Thank you all again more than words can express!!!
July 19 2014: UPDATE-
It's with a heavy heart that I must say Wendi went to be with The Lord this morning. Thank you all for your amazing donations, prayers, thoughts, and calls to our family.
Please think about sharing our gofundme site as we need to make this family worry just a little less.
We love you all!
-Lindsey Van Briesen
As you all know Wendi was involved in a horrible freak accident while vacationing with her family in Maui, Hawaii. Wendi, Aaron, Tanner and McKenna were all at McKenna beach in Maui. Wendi and Tanner were out in the ocean body surfing when unexpectly a larger wave came In. Tanner managed to escape the wave and come out unharmed while his mom Wendi was not so lucky. The wave knocked Wendi unconscious. Aaron saw her right away floating in the ocean. He ran in pulled her out and immediately began CPR and rescue breathing.
Wendi fractured her C1 and C2 and is currently in a coma on life support.
Let's help this amazing family by first praying!
Second let's help by easing some of the financial burden they are going to endure through this horrible time!
Any amount will be greatly appreciated!
Thank you all for everything you have done so far and by the prayers you are sending.