On the early morning of August 3rd, I got a call that every parent dreads......My youngest child (who just turned 22 that week), Had been in a bad motorcycle accident.
She weighs 110 pounds soaking wet....I was horrified, how was she even conscious enough to speak to me from the ambulance? She sounded confused and frightened , but I was hopeful her injuries were minor, so I kept her talking ‘til I was able to get to the hospital.
*Wearing her helmet is how she even survived.
As she was driving home from her job at Whole Foods Market on one of the major highways in Dallas, she hit a curb-like obstruction that was placed oddly on the wrong side of the yellow line at the split of the road. As careful a driver as she was, she could not have anticipated hitting it -traveling 75-80mph... At which point she lost control of the bike, and flew off, crashing into the hard pavement of the highway.
Her injuries turned out to be serious- Doctors discovered she had a partially collapsed lung, a fractured sacrum (lower back) and a shattered pelvis to which they performed emergency orthopedic surgery
She’s wrought with pain, covered in bruises, road rash and needed staples on one of her knees. The doctors tell me that it could take upwards to 6 months before she is able to walk or work.
My daughter is one of the hardest workers I know.....She’s always been athletically gifted and full of energy and ambition. She was 4 hours a week shy of having a full time position, which means she has no medical insurance. The motorcycle insurance will not cover her medical care.
She had been working to save up money for a decent car. (which for me was the most tragic part...as she hated having to ride the motorcycle at night).
I’m a single parent struggling myself, so it breaks my heart not to have the resources to help her.
It’s been less than a week since the accident and already we’ve spent over $400 out of pocket on her meds and her many other immediate needs.
We have not yet reviewed the hospital bill. But i’m sure it will be into the 5 figures.
But one obstacle at a time
I would like to raise enough money so that we can;
Afford her ongoing medical care and rehabilitation
-Help her to achieve her goal; to buy a *safe* reliable Car...
As well as money to help with her living expenses for the months ahead.
Sabrina is a talented martial artist
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