Nicki was trapped in her vehicle for nearly five hours before St. Croix County Sherriffs found her and extracted her from the car. She was rushed to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN and has been undergoing numerous surgeries in the trauma unit. She will be at Regions for the foreseeable future and faces a very long road to recovery.
Her injuries include:
- Left arm amputated at the elbow
- Broken left leg and foot
- Removal of part of her small intestine
- Four broken ribs
- Four broken vertebrae
- Broken left clavicle
- Bruised lungs
- Kidney failure
- Extensive muscle and skin damage and swelling.
Despite the injuries, Nicki has been able to communicate with doctors and family members throughout the ordeal. A long road ahead remains, however, with numerous surgeries on the horizon.
Nicki is the mother of her 13-year-old daughter Nadia, a loyal and loving sister and daughter, friend and helper. She is blue collar to the bone - one of the hardest, strongest workers any of her friends and family members have ever known. Her faith and connection to nature is a central pillar in her life, along with her loyalty to family and friends.
We are asking for donations to help with her bills. While she was insured, immediate and long-term expenses will start to amount. All proceeds will go directly to her medical costs and we will do our best to keep you posted on her condition. This will help her and the family concentrate on the healing process rather than paperwork and bills.
Any amount will be appreciated as will your prayers and well wishes, which have been invaluable to Nicki and the family.
Nicki is a mother, sister, daughter, granddaughter, worker and friend. Thank you for your help.
Just to confirm, Nicki's Mother, Ellen Horn is the account beneficiary, as she has taken over the responsibilities for all of Nicole's bills, living arrangements, and financial welfare during this time. All funds raised will go directly into an account for her.