King Family Fund

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AMANDA IS HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL! She came home Friday, June, 6th  and we were able to visit with her today. She’s doing as good as expected, but is still in a good bit pain. She is in a wheelchair, and has casts on her legs and braces around her back and neck.

She loved reading all your cards. She wanted to open them all right away but said, “maybe I should save some for later... I’m going to be bored for a while.” She received cards from 17 states!

The entire King family wants to extend another thank you to all who have donated, wished Amanda well, and sent cards. They feel your love.

We also saw an increase of customers at the BBQ Barn, so many of you came out to buy chicken and support the King family. The BBQ Barn is located on our property, but there is a window for outside customers. They are currently open on Fridays Saturdays. Menu: https://the-bbq-barn.business.site/

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The scooters at the King's house were not in use today. :( 

Update: Melvin and Levi are both home from the hospital. They are bruised up but otherwise healthy. Levi does have a broken wrist. (He thinks his cast is pretty cool) 

Liz was able to visit Amanda in the ICU today. She said it was very hard to see Amanda in such pain, but she is thankful that Amanda is alive and on the road to recovery. Amanda had surgery on her broken legs and is undergoing scans to see what bones are broken in her neck/back. She is excited to get home and start scrapbooking with all the extra time she will have. 

Both David and Liz were overcome with emotion when we shared how much money we had raised. They loved reading every comment on Facebook. They send their deepest thanks to all of you. 
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            Sunday morning turned tragic for our Amish Farm and House family. The oldest 3 children of Dave and Liz King who own the BBQ Barn on the Amish Farm and House property were on their way to church and were hit head on by a pick-up truck. Dave and Liz left for church with their 4 younger children about ten minutes before Melvin, Amanda and Levi. They had no idea that their older children had been involved in an accident until they were found and told about the incident.

 
 Levi, the younger boy miraculously escaped with only bumps and bruises, Melvin, who was driving the buggy, has some head trauma, but Amanda the oldest daughter suffered the full brunt of the collision. She was taken to Hershey Medical center with serious head trauma and is not conscious at this time. We now know she broke both of her legs, a bone in her neck and back and is in the ICU.


            This family has been a part of our family for the past 3 years. We have watched these children grow and have become very close to them through the years. Liz just gave birth to baby Marvin only a few months ago. The challenges this family faces with taking care of their young children, transportation to and from the hospital and post hospital care for Amanda will be daunting. The Amish don’t have traditional insurance but they can rely on Amish Aid to help with the medical bills. We have no idea what insurance the driver of the truck may have had. This being said, this family will need help financially. We want to do whatever we can to help them get back on their feet. We want them to know that they are not alone. If you ever ordered anything from the BBQ Barn, you most likely were served by Amanda. She is the sweetest, kindest young lady. She loves horses and scrapbooking (she even made the AFH a scrapbook). She always, always has a smile on her face. She is a little shy but once she gets to know you, she opens up and loves to talk.

 
From the note in the picture, you can see Amanda was really looking forward to working at the BBQ Barn this summer. We are hoping to see her smiling face back on The Farm sooner rather than later. If you can help this family financially, please do. If you cannot at this time, please keep them in your prayers, this too will be greatly appreciated.



If you cannot donate, but would still like to help, please send get well cards! Address your card like so:

The Amish Farm and House

Attn: King Family

2395 Covered Bridge Drive

Lancaster, PA 17602

Family members: David (father), Liz (mother), Melvin (14), Amanda (12), Levi (11),  Emma Mae (8) Christopher (6), Steven Lee (3), Marvin (newborn) 

Police report: https://www.fox43.com/article/news/local/four-taken-to-the-hospital-after-crash-involving-horse-and-buggy-in-bart-township/521-11434714-4aba-472f-a62b-087af1c7caac

Donations

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  • JANNA PIERCE 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Phil Jimenez 
    • $10 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 2 mos
  • Eileen Murphy 
    • $25 
    • 4 mos
  • Betsy Milhollen  
    • $25 
    • 4 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Amish Farm And House 
Organizer
Lancaster, PA
Amish Farm And House Andrews 
Beneficiary
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