Ferndale Grandmother hurt in car accident

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Raised by 80 people in 13 days
Created April 12, 2019
38450728_1555116113988333_r.jpegOn Thursday April 11th my Aunt, Teresa Thompson was in a very bad car accident after an officer in an unmarked SUV failed to yield at a red light crashing into her driver's side door. The impact caused severe injuries including a broken pelvis (causing the internal bleeding, torn bladder, a knick in her liver and tears to the small intestine), broken femur, tibia, fibula, 4 small spinal fractures and a broken rib (causing an injury to the lung). She is currently undergoing her 3rd surgery and still has at least 2 more surgeries plus a long long road of recovery ahead. My Aunt Terri   is the primary caretaker for her disabled son. She has also been caring for her husband, a retired vet, that recently suffered a stroke, as well as working full time as a bookkeeper. Terri is a devoted and loving, wife, mother, and grandmother. She is the glue that holds the family together. This accident is going to put a huge financial burden on my aunt and her family as she will not be able to return to work anytime in the foreseeable future. Please keep her in your positive thoughts! I know she deserves all the help this world can offer. Your assistance would mean the world to her. Thank you!!!!
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Hello everyone.


I'm Teresa's son (the disabled one whom she takes care of). I just wanted to say how appreciative I am for your generosity. It's been difficult for me to feel good about much the last few days, but I am truly floored at how kind people can be -- many of whom are strangers. Thank you, sincerely.


You're all definitely owed an update.


In the last 4 days, she's gone into surgery 5 separate times for 7 different procedures. These surgeries lasted anywhere from about 4 to 8 hours each. I am so happy to be able to say that she completed her final surgery today (at least for the immediate future), and she made it through all of them amazingly well. It's almost unbelievable how strong she is. 


She has been so lucky to have had such excellent doctors and nurses -- every one of them; both at St. Joseph and Harborview. The critical care team who flew with her from Bellingham to Seattle are superstars.


She's still heavily sedated, but it feels like a weight has been lifted from my chest now that I know my mom won't have to undergo any more surgeries for the time being. However, I know that this is just first step in a long and painful recovery and rehab. Sadly, it's going to be a very long time before she can come home, and longer still before she can get back to normalcy. So, once again, I want to thank everyone here for doing something that you are in no way obligated to do -- out of only the kindness of your hearts -- and helping to give us one less thing to worry about.
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