Rombach Family Recovery Fund
$34,144 of $15,000 goal
Below is the email Ed sent out.
Hi Gang – I have some terrible news to convey and I am asking you for your prayers. My 22 year old daughter Chloe was hit by a car while she was crossing the street Tuesday night Dec 9 at about 5:30PM in North Hampton, MA where she lives. She was dragged some distance and pinned under the car for about 20 minutes before paramedics could extract her. She has suffered severe brain injury, multiple deep lacerations and severe 3rd degree burns on her left buttock which was pressed up against the hot car engine. Last Thursday she underwent multiple complex surgery for her head trauma and other wounds at Bay State Medical Center in Springfield, MA and Friday was taken via medevac helicopter to Mass General ICU Trauma center. My wife and I and our other daughter AJ are devastated and have been through hell these past few days. The best Christmas presents all of you could give the Rombach family in general and Chloe in particular would be your prayers for her recovery.
As you might imagine, Jeannie and I are utterly overwhelmed with emails, text messages and phone calls from friends and relatives who are offering up prayers and wanting to know updates. Unfortunately this is draining us of energy we need to spend on Chloe so we have started a journal on the Caring Bridge website. You can create a (free) account on the following link to receive updates on Chloe’s status at Caringbridge.org/visit/ chloerombach. However, don’t mistake “Tribute Donation” on the Caring Bridge website for a donation that is going to fund expenses for Chloe.
God Bless You,
Latest Journal Update
December 15, 2014
By Jeannie, Ed and AJ Rombach — 11 hours ago
Today we received a briefing from Dr. Ron Hirshberg, a brain rehabilitation expert at MGH, for a prognosis on Chloe's brain injury and prospect for her recovery. The MRI she received on Saturday reveals deep injury on all three levels of her brain, lower, middle & upper, with most of the damage occurring in the middle level. In addition, there is evidence of Hypoxia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypoxia_%28medical%29oxygen, or oxygen deprivation which may have occurred when she was pinned under the car.. Chloe has not shown any signs of waking up since she arrived at Bay State Medical Center the evening of Dec 9. The doctors and specialists are concerned that she has not tried to wake; however, Dr. Hirshberg said that although Chloe's brain injuries are significant, they are not total and every brain is different. Chloe's chances of recovery are not zero percent but the odds are long. We have not forgotten hope and are continuing to radiate peace and love energy.
Dear Jesus, savior of the world who can heal all things, we are asking you for a Christmas miracle. Please send our lovely song bird Chloe flying back to us. Amen.
Click on the link below to hear Chloe sing 10 Mummer's Dance.
By Jeannie, Ed and AJ Rombach — 12/28
It has been another relatively uneventful day for Chloe, except that she has partially opened her eyes a couple of times without prior stimulation. We have no reason to believe at this point that this is a voluntary or willful act. In other words, when Chloe opens her eyes, it is probably a reflexive activity. Nevertheless, it is encouraging just to see her eyes again. My sister Joan has a friend who is a spiritual healer and she had an insight that we should be reciting Psalm 91 when praying for Chloe. http://www.bartleby.com/108/19/91.html. Here is how Psalm 91 begins in the King James version of the Holy Bible....
91.1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
God Bless You All... Peace, Love, Strength & Healing
By Jeannie, Ed and AJ Rombach — 4 hours ago
We are overwhelmed with gratitude for all of your acts of love, your prayers and words of encouragement. We truly feel this positive energy, are sustained by it, and radiate it to Chloe. Thank you for standing by our sides in faith, hope, love and spirit.
Wonderful job with this, Jonathan- and I know the Rombachs must be so grateful, too. Following the new fund now. Thank you for setting this up to give everyone a conduit to help financially. I'm sure this has been a very difficult time for you, too. I've never had the chance to meet Chloe or AJ or Jeannie- I've only met Ed through a mutual friend in town, Elaine Sharp- but I've been following the Rombach's journey and am amazed at their strength and outlook.
I do not know Chloe, as I found out about her on GoFundMe while looking for info on a local family. I just listened to the Mummer's Dance and the link said Chloe is in it. Is she the one singing??? Thanks for answering my question, as I was so impressed by the voice on that recording!
Continuing prayers for Chloe... Please dear Lord wrap your healing and loving arms around Chloe and provide love and comfort to her family and friends. I ask and pray in your holy name, AMEN.