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Created December 30, 2017
On the afternoon of December 29th, the Bucks (Amy, Jonas, Ian, and Marshal) were involved in a terrible car crash on Interstate 380 in Evansdale, IA (the rest of the family was in another car and thankfully not part of the crash).

Follow this link to learn more:  https://www.twincities.com/2018/01/09/st-paul-community-rallies-to-help-family-injured-in-horrific-crash-in-iowa/ 
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So, it's been noted to us that we haven't posted anything lately as to the progress of our healing. I admit that we have been lacking in that. We've been cocooning, hiding out in the hospital.But, it's only fair that you folks out there in the world have more details as to our progress.
*Amy has started working 2 mornings a week for 2 to 3 hours each, & meetings. She is happy to have massages with Gigi & for sleeping better at night. She is still sore in her right shoulder, but it's getting better (hence the better sleep). She certainly appreciates the visitors she has had at the hospital.
*Ian had been back at work part time, but started full time this past week. Besides the piece of glass he found in the back of his scalp a couple/few weeks ago, he has been doing well. He has felt much more rested, getting his endurance back.
*Jonas is mending, although it is slow. Nerves are the slowest to recover. He is showing a little more mobility in his shoulder, which is awesome. He is able to move his arm a little along a horizontal toward the middle, and his wrist in the same manner. Also, he hope to be moving from the walker to a cane on Monday (he has an ortho appointment on Monday).
Jonas seems to be taking things in stride. He's had wonderful support from family and friends, which have helped him to keep a positive attitude.
*Marshal is the one who has had the most obvious and grand improvements. With some assist because of impulse control issues, he has been walking and doing stairs. He sits up in bed by himself & is able to do personal cares such as brushing teeth, sitting on the toilet, etc. He has demonstrated really good balance while standing, great mobility and control of his arms and hands, too. He can even pick up stuff off the floor. He has been carrying out conversations, and even singing to those who will stop by to listen.
This past week, he has been having a difficult time dealing with the losses of what he'd rather be doing right now, of being stuck at the hospital for such a long time with people (therapists) who are making him do things he doesn't want to do. It's depressing, and I don't blame him for that. Please pray for his mental health.
*Tanushri, Subashri and I are staying at home at night and getting off to school on the bus in the mornings. It's been challenging with the need for me and Amy having to be at the hospital so much, But, we are trying to give them as much "normal" time as we can at home. Thank God for friends and family who can help give them some of that normalcy.
*Caleb has been doing well, keeping up with his studies at college and working at Cub Scout Polar Day Camp on weekends. As long as I keep him supplied with groceries, he's happy.
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A post from Jeana, Amy's sister, 2/9/18

"It was 6 weeks ago on a Friday afternoon that my sister and 3 of her 6 kids were being rescued from their vehicle after being hit by a semi on their way home from Christmas in the quad cities with her in-laws. Today I feel reflective, and I am weepy. The gratitude that they are alive and recovering is what affects me most now and makes me weep (not the fear from early on). Also the outpouring of love and support on all levels for them, from literally all over the world. Marshal remains in the hospital, until mid March it seems. The days at the hospital are so long for Amy and Eric but they soldier on with Faith and Hope and a sense of humor, too. ✊
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An update from the family. 2/8/18
" I just wanted to thank everyone for the love & prayers. Please continue. Quick update: Our oldest, Ian, is recovering from his concussion & is working part-time right now. Amy is recovering & looking forward to a massage soon for her "whiplash symptoms." She's been living at hospitals - last night was her second night sleeping at home. It may take 2 years for Jonas' nerve damage in his brachial plexus (shoulder) to repair. His femur fracture is healing. Marshal, 15 years old, has a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) & will be at Inpatient Rehab for another 4-6 weeks at Gillette Children's Hospital. It takes a long time for the brain to recover. We appreciate all the love & support! Love, Amy & Eric"
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An update from the family, Jan. 29 (more updates to come soon!!)

"I am overwhelmed with gratitude right now. I had not looked at the GoFundMe until just now. Oh my, the outpouring of well-wishes & financial help so we can all heal. It is overwhelming! Thank you so much!
I knew that I am way behind the times when I had the surreal experience of walking into our house on Friday, Jan. 26, to everything still being "Christmas." I was so grateful that no one had died. I don't know if I could have walked into the house. As it was, it was weird to have a month of our lives gone.
Words can't express the gratitude! Love, Amy"
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