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Jo Ann Henning

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Mom & dad left San Antonio on Tuesday, February 6th, for a long-awaited trip to the Grand Canyon. On Wednesday, their first full day to take in the sites, they stopped at a lookout so mom could take a picture (of course!!). She took a step down some natural stairs, her foot caught on a rock, and she tumbled head over heels (literally) down 8 steps. Three ambulance rides later she was in the trauma center at Flagstaff Medical Center with a broken left wrist, broken right femur, lateral fractures in both knee caps, broken left ankle, broken left foot, bruised lungs, and a cut above her left eye.

This was definitely NOT the view of the Grand Canyon she was hoping for.

Mom & dad's anticipated week-long vacation has now turned into an unexpected medical stay. Mom had surgery on her left wrist and right femur on Thursday, February 8. The trauma surgeon believes the other injuries can be addressed without surgery, but not without a lot of physical therapy. When she is released from the hospital in Flagstaff, she'll be transported to a skilled nursing facility where they can address the rehab required to get her back on her feet - and back to caring for her two favorite girls under 2 feet.

Unfortunately, the transport home to San Antonio is extremely expensive. We have no idea what the rest of her medical bills may be, but what we know now is that it will cost $15,260 to fly her home. If you are looking for a way to help, other than prayer (which we earnestly covet), this is the most tangible way that we have right now. We just need to get her home.

With love and our sincerest gratitude,
Stephanie, Jason & David


  • Kaye Hampton
    • $100 
    • 6 yrs

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Stephanie Gorena
Helotes, TX
David Henning

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