I appreciate each and every one who is reading this. We have a family that is in real need of assistance. Victoria Lynn Ray, the daughter of Kevin and Melanie Ray, currently mid-semester at the University of Alabama as a freshman. Victoria was a recent graduate from College park High School located in The Woodlands Texas.
Victoria was involved in a horrific car accident on Thursday evening. She was taken to a local hospital and later transferred to UAB in Birmingham for the best trauma care in the state.
Victoria has suffered a brain bleed and internal bleeding, that appears to be under control. As it stands now, Victoria has 5 pelvic fractures, a broken tailbone, a fractured femur located near her pelvis, a fractured tibia, as well as two broken feet, ankles and heels. Victoria also suffered severe lacerations across her face and a significant laceration up the back of one of her legs. As of this letter Victoria is still located in ICU fighting to be a survivor.
Victoria and her parents, Kevin and Melanie, are from Montgomery Texas, and as you can imagine- this creates an incredible amount of financial strain on the family.
Due to the nature of her injuries and the distance between home and hospital, Victoria’s parents must make some hard choices. As of now, Victoria cannot be moved, and it will be several months before she is able to go from the hospital to home. As you can envision- no parent is going to leave their child 12 hours away to lie in a hospital bed all alone. Victoria’s parents are taking extended absences from their jobs, in order to support Victoria through these incredibly difficult physical, emotional, and mental struggles that are in front of her. They need to do this to give Victoria the best chance of recovery, and for now, that is their only thought, their only hope, their only goal. So, for now, Birmingham will become home for the Ray’s until her daddy’s “Sissy Bear” is well.
I know that we always think that insurance covers everything, but then we see a situation like this up close, it just really doesn’t work that way. We are asking you to help this great family, so they can be there for Victoria and to help them bring her home, so she can continue to recover and heal. Any amount is helpful, and every donation is appreciated beyond our ability to say.
This money will go towards Victoria’s uncovered medical expenses, parent’s lost income, traveling expenses, and living expenses for Kevin and Melanie, while they are trying to manage two homes in Alabama and Texas.
Victoria is a beautiful, positive, hard working young woman- her freshman year and her whole life has been turned upside down. A circumstance that is unimaginable has happened- lives gone, lives that will never be the same. Please help this family focus on Victoria and her recovery. Let’s take some of the pressure off and let them focus on loving Victoria back to health.
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