Herding Cash for Sarah

That smile...always a smile.  This page has been set up to help a beautiful, vivacious young woman who has been presented with a crap set of circumstances.  Sarah departed NH on Saturday, August 1st 2015 for a camping trip with her motorcycle friends from the group Herding Cats.  She loves her bike, affectionately named Sally, a 2014 Suzuki LS650. This bike was the perfect fit for her petite frame, and Sarah loved it.  

Around 630 pm on Saturday night, minutes from her meeting place with her group, fate put Sarah in the right place at the wrong time. After a 2 hour ride down highways and through quaint Rhode Island towns, Sarah would meet up with an alledgedly intoxicated driver of an SUV who failed to stop at a stop sign, swerving into Sarahs lane and hitting her head on.  Sarahs body took the force and she was thrown to the poison ivy laced ditch on the side of the road.

Fully conscious, Sarah was aware the other driver continued up the road and did not stop. Her attempts to crawl to the side of the road were futile due to her injuries.  Thankfully, several people passed by and renedered care to her until EMS and Rescue arrived. 

Sarah had the piece of mind to instruct bystanders to retrieve her phone from her tank pouch, and while others called 911, Sarah alerted her waiting group of the accident.  several of the group responded to the scene to assist with her care and acquire her personal belongings. 

Members of the local rescue squads attended to her injuries.  Trauma team at Rhode Island hospital was notified and Sarah began her 40 min ride to Rhode Island Trauma hospital.  Sarah had 5 hours of surgery to stabilize her thigh wounds, and her multiple fractures. 

The laundry list of injuries, broken shoulders, shattered elbow, broken pelvis,  shattered femur, broken bones in her foot, and a very serious soft tissue injury to the thigh that may require skin graphs at a later date 

The good news; Sarahs injuries are non life threatening.  No internal organs were damaged, her beautiful face and smile and brain all intact thanks to the timely purchase of a full face helmet.  

The bad news; Sarahs orthopedic injuries are going to leave her with an extensive rehabilitation period, where working will be out of the question for an extended period of time. 

Sarah has motorcycle and health insurance, and we are still awaiting word on the other driver and their Insurance status.  With Sarah not being able to work, her friends and family have started this gofundme page to help her with expenses that will not be covered by insurance. As we all know, life continues when tragedy occurs. Rent, bills, daily expenses still continue. 

Sarah is an avid motorcyclist, skilled leather artist, hard working, positive, beautiful young woman who would never ask for help because she is way too independent we all love her that way!  Time to rally the troops and support in any way you can so we can ease the financial burden that will be created for her by this setback. 

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Jennifer Pokigo Cahill 
New Boston, NH
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