Our sweet Ashley was involved in a car accident Thursday night (August 23, 2018) and suffered serious injuries. She was transported to Denver Health and Hospital where it was determined that she sustained a fractured vertebrae at C6-C7.
She had surgery early Friday morning to stabilize her injuries, and an Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion (ACFD) was performed from T1-C5.
She will undergo an additional procedure on Monday August 27, 2018 to stabilize the back of her neck. She is conscious and responsive, but they are keeping her sedated for her comfort.
Ashley is paralyzed from the waist down but she does have limited mobility with her arms. We are hoping, after some reduction in the swelling of her spinal cord, that she will regain complete use of her hands.
Our daughter is a strong young woman but has a long and difficult road ahead of her with additional surgeries, extensive rehab, and obstacles that we cannot yet even begin to foresee.
Please help support our family to battle through and overcome the physical, mental, and emotional challenges that we will all face on this journey to recovery.