Please help my daughter and her two babies.

HI, my name is Brenda. My daughter and her family were in a serious car accident today, May 7, 2022. She was with her husband, 2 year old son, and 4 week old daughter. My daughter suffered serious injuries, and my grandson has a broken leg. Thank the Lord that my granddaughter is ok. My son-in-law gained his angel wings during the accident. My daughter is a widow at 28 years old, with two young babies to raise in honor of their father. Any financial help for funeral expenses, medical expenses, and other expenses would help her with the heavy burden that she now carries.

My daughter and her babies have a great family support system! My husband Charles VandeByl, Robin and Dave Tatroe, Jeff Hulbert and family, brothers include Jeffrey Hulbert II and family, Nick Tatroe and family, Shaun Tatroe, and multiple friends! 

We would like to send a special thank you to the kind lady who helped our daughter at the scene of the accident, Carla Campbell! She notified me, and stayed with my beautiful Courtney Tatroe throughout the terrifying ordeal!  Found out later that she also works at the same hospital where my family was treated! She even tried to visit them!  We would also like to thank the first responders, all of the doctors and nurses for helping them, and loving them when in my absence!  Thank you to my boss, Charlies boss, and Daves boss for allowing us to miss time at work so we can be with our families!  A special thank you to Pastor Tom Skilling for meeting with Courtney and family, and for honoring us with leading the celebration of life for Brandon!  You really would have liked Brandon!  We would like to thank everyone who has had their lives and hearts moved by this tragedy, and donated to help my daughter support the beautiful children that my daughter shares with her angel husband! A special thanks to Matt from Fox 17, for asking to interview us, for airing and sharing our story, and for his kind words, hugs, and prayers!  We would like to thank all of our family and friends for helpful tidbits, prayers, assurances, kind words, hugs, sharing our fundraising event, gifts, care packages,  offers to help, and for checking up on us.  

UPDATES:
Courtney Tatroe--She has been transferred to Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation.  She sustained a torn spleen and had surgery, a minor concussion, two pelvic fractures, multiple bruising and minor cuts.  Not to mention a broken heart.  She is gaining strength through the fact that the love of her life now resides in her two young children!  

Linkoln Tatroe--Linkoln in now home, in his own house, with his own toys!  Hey, he is only 2 after all! Toys are very important!  He is in a lot of pain with a casted broken leg and broken arm.  But he was smiling, laughing, and starting to play with his mommy on a face-time call!  It was wonderful to see the loving interaction between them!  

Arya Grace--Arya is a blessing to us, and to her angel daddy!  She was born a month early, because she wanted to meet her daddy before he became an angel!  She turned one month the day before the accident.  Thank you Lord Jesus for allowing Brandon Tatroe and Arya Grace this special time together!  She received only a small scratch on her neck from the seatbelt, and two small bruises on both feet.
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    • $25 
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Brenda VandeByl 
Organizer
Belding, MI