FOR THE LOVE OF SHALEE
Shalee was struck by rock that rolled down a mountain on Sunday. The impact has left her in a back brace with limited movement and required bed rest. Shalee is a single mom and an incredibly hard worker, she inspires me every day. This random accident; search and rescue, ambulance, ER, missing work, child care is certainly going to add up fast. If Shalee has touched your heart as she has mine I ask that you considering donating to this special cause. “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” ―Winston S. Churchill.
To know Shalee is to love Shalee.
In her own words…
I went hiking on Sunday to Fifth Water Hot Springs. It’s beautiful up there. I wanted to sit in one last pool that was the hottest before heading back down the trail. This was just before 3pm. The earth behind me was steep and muddy. I was only there for a few minutes when the boulder hit my back. I jumped up screaming or gasping or both. Immediately knew something was wrong. Several people saw what happened and explained that the mud shifted and the rock slide down from about 15 feet above me. Beau and another friend carried me to a flatter area. Someone up there had a satellite phone and was able to call for help. Zoe sang songs to me and tried to help B keep me warm for over 2 1/2 hours. The helicopter circled us a few times. I found out later that they were dropping search and rescue guys around us. When they finally came it was dark outside. I think I was/am in shock. After a quick physical they moved quick & cut clothes w/ scissors to put in an IV and take vitals. They carried me back down the trail for over a mile on an inflatable stretcher before more EMTs & search and rescue people showed up with a Litter which is a fat tire gurney. I couldn’t see anything or hear anything over the pain in my back & hip. I had panic attacks one after another feeling like I was going to fall off the narrow ice trail to the river. They stopped several times to give me more pain medicine and to check vital signs. 3 hours and 20 people later I got to an ambulance. They cut the rest of my clothes off to examine me and were treating my feet for hypothermia. I went to a Provo Trauma hospital where they did x-rays and cat scans. Result showed I have 3 Lumbar Transverse Process Fractures on my right side. Which is good news. Still a spinal injury but my spinal cord isn’t harmed. There is no surgical fix for this. I was fitted for a back brace and discharged with instructions to be on bedrest for 2 days then to start little walking to prevent blood clots. I have to follow up with a neurosurgeon to track the progress of my bones collecting calcium to reconnect and recover.
This fund is to help with medical bills, LIFE and maybe if there’s some extra to replace her beloved lululemon jacket that was tragically cut off of her.