Wendy’s Fight to Get Her Life Back

Since September 23rd my mother, Wendy Leonard has been battling to save her right leg following a tragic motorcycle accident. Her dream after raising 3 boys as a single mother was to be the proud owner of her own motorcycle. She chased her dreams, took lessons, got her license and began doing what she loved with the support of her family and friends. Quickly that dream turned into a nightmare when she lost control of the bike, which crashed into the back of a van and sent her 20 ft down the road off the bike.

Initially we were told they would have to amputate the leg, that injuries like this are catastrophic. We weren’t ready to quit that easy, and following a 2nd opinion we found Doctors who weren’t going to quit either. We’re blessed that she is alive, but we’re still in the early stages of a long and difficult road we must travel. Suffering compound breaks in 2 separate locations below her right knee (as well as an infection she is fighting also) she has undergone hours upon hours of surgery, skin grafting, and intense pain with the hopes that she can save the leg. Following surgeries on Oct 4th & 5th, we’re in the process of seeing how her reconstructed leg will heal up and respond. She lost a lot of bone, skin, and muscle. She has needed blood transfusions. Skin grafting has taken muscle and skin from her thigh to replace what she lost on her leg. We’re not guaranteed any of this will work, but it’s her best chance.

My mom Wendy is tough. But more than that she is extremely loving and caring. She is the epitome of putting others first. I haven’t gone a day in 28 years without feeling so loved and lucky. My brothers and I just wanted her to be happy after watching her sacrifice constantly for us. We supported her decision to ride, and we are doing everything we can to support her now. She never stops thinking about taking care of everyone else. Even now she is still more worried about us than herself.

Now I need help to take care of her. The medical cost are piling up and she has no way to provide for her family the way she is accustomed to. My grandfather and youngest brother still live with her, they depend on her paycheck to have a home and food on the table. Please help keep her mind focused on recovering and healing... not on hospital bills and if she’s going to have a place to live. Anything even a prayer is greatly appreciated, I just want to do anything I can to help my mom.
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