Hi my name is Calie Simons and I am a senior at Ramsey High School. Friday night November 17, Julen Guerrero, Emilie Swane, Katie Obssuth, and Cassie Arcaro were in a serious car accident off of Darlington road in Mahwah. The full reason for the accident is still under investigation but as they were driving that night, the breaks on the car seem to have locked so they could not slow down. The driver lost control of the vehicle as they sped into a telephone pole. Although Emilie, Julen, and Katie are physically okay, Cassie was airlifted to a trauma center at St.Joseph’s University Medical Center. She will be in an induced coma for the next 5 days while the doctors monitor her brain and allow the swelling to lessen. Cassie is a 17 year old senior at Ramsey High school. She has the support of friends and family around her however her medical bills will have a large impact on her and her family. Cassie has always shown kindness and care to everyone she knows and we know she will fight and get through this. Please consider donating to help with medical bills.
Cassie's family is overwhelmed with all of your support and said how incredibly grateful and blessed they feel.
Prayers and healing thoughts over the next months are so welcome.
Health update: Doctors had lowered Cassie's sedation (called a "holiday" from meds) for a few hours to test if she can move both hands and legs (SHE CAN!) and now is back on full sedation for 2 days (at minimum) as swelling in her brain hasn't resolved. No broken bones. The lacerations on forehead and cheek have been fixed by the plastic surgeon already.