Team Karen Beck Mayfield

$37,820 of $50k goal

Raised by 356 people in 1 month
Judi Johnson-Smith
on behalf of Bill Beck
 CARNATION, WA
Karen and her son Ben, were in a serious snowmobile accident on Feb. 12th.  They are both in Harborview ICU.  Ben is in serious condition with broken back, ribs, and collarbone.  Karen is in critical condition with serious head unjury and multiple broken bones in her face.  They both require surgery, long term care as they recover, and a lot of prayer.  this is going to require more than what they are able on their own, even with their family's support.  Please help and anything is appreciated
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Update 21
Posted by Judi Johnson-Smith
17 hours ago
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This is an update from Josh: Hello all,
Just wanted to send the latest update on Moms recovery process. We found out this week that her insurance is not going to cover any inpatient rehab programs due to her improved state. While it is encouraging that she has improved so much so quickly, she still has a long road to full recovery and will need a great rehab program to get her there. We are now looking into local outpatient rehab programs as well as what the best options are as far as where she will live for the time being. We would greatly appreciate your thoughts and prayers that we are able to find a top notch rehab program for mom to continue her recovery. We would also appreciate your understanding that we hold off on visitors until we can get Mom situated in this next stage and get guidance from specialists how much mental stimulation (visitors) is wise for her at this point in her mental recovery. Thank you all for your continued support and prayers.
- Karens Family
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Update 20
Posted by Judi Johnson-Smith
8 days ago
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Hi everyone. First off let us just say how thankful our family is for all of your support with your finances, time and prayers. We wanted to update you all on Mom's progress this last week and where she is at in the rehabilitation process. As you know she left Harbor View and was checked into a rehab facility for continued care. As of last week that rehab facility has said that they have taken her as far as they are capable in the rehab process and that she is ready for more sustained therapy. This means they will be releasing her from their care this coming Monday. While we are excited at Mom's progress we are now faced with finding a rehab facility that can accommodate her rehabilitation needs. There is a great rehab program that we are waiting to hear back from on whether or not they can take her. We are hopeful that they will give us notice of her acceptance today but we would very much appreciate your prayers. If she is not accepted, then your continued prayers that we would find an alternative facility would be greatly appreciated. Mom continues to improve every day and her disposition has remained cheerful and upbeat. Which as you all know, sounds just like the Karen we all know and love. For the time being she is still not ready to receive visitors but be encouraged that she seems to be slowly regaining certain memories and her motors skills and physical health continue to improve everyday. 
Thank you all for your tremendous support,
-Karen's Family
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Update 19
Posted by Judi Johnson-Smith
20 days ago
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Yesterday mom was transitioned from the hospital to a nurse assisted rehabilitation facility. This is very exciting that she has progressed faster than we initially thought and that her medical injuries have healed well. Now being in full time rehab she will continue to have wonderful care as well as working with a physical, occupational and speech therapist every day as opposed to every few days. While still at a very simple and peaceful mental state, she continues to make small improvements every day. Once her condition improves to noticeably recognizing people and able to communicate more we will begin allowing visitors, though at this time we're trying to keep her stimulation low while she adapts to her new environment and therapy sessions.
Ben continues to progress well, though understandably slowly. He is able to walk and move independently but still deals with a great deal of pain and discomfort. But he is in good spirits and handling his recovery well. Since both Karen & Ben's conditions have stabilized, we will be doing updates once a week for the foreseeable future. Thank you all for your continued support, generosity and love towards Karen & her family.
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Update 18
Posted by Judi Johnson-Smith
27 days ago
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Just as quick update and maybe there will be more later. Karens dad is taking care of her affairs so I released your gifts to him yesterday. A big thank you to Karen's chiropractor for writing off her bill! She is progressing day by day. The nurses had her up and walking around with assistance, then she walked from the bathroom to her bed on her own with the nurse standing by her. When asked by Chris, do you want me to leave so you can get some rest, she shook her head and said no. She also tied a bow on her pajama string. Her cousin Gina told her 'you look beautiful', and Karen whispered 'you're so sweet'. These are all great indications of healing happening. As many of you go to church today please remember to pray for her. Thank you for continuing to give and support her. Ben is doing great and is up moving around. Sore, but healing well
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Johnie Hall
1 month ago

Yes, please do pray if you wake up in the middle of the night. I once had a long and scary stay in ICU, and was so comforted when God whispered in my ear that I was not alone, folks were awake with me -- and praying. It was a nearly PHYSICAL presence in my hospital room (the prayers of His people) that I have never forgotten. Karen, by the way, was one of those praying.

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Mike Mauseth
1 month ago
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Dearest Karen - I've woken, like you, from everyone else's nightmare. While I was happy to be with family, they were terrified for me. I've been wheeled from Dr. To Dr. - fought to keep the cobwebs from my view, learned to teach my mind where to reach my hand to touch things, and regained my balance while standing on two feet. It's a sweet struggle, how precious the oxygen that flows through us, the sounds from our family. We bear the burden of how easy life was once compared. But, you, others, and I whom have tasted the brink will find joy in the tiniest ounces of grace, joy, laughter for most goes unnoticed. Let your mind dance - you have been given life with much more purpose - embrace it with joy.

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Karen West Foster
1 month ago
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So heartbreaking and undoubtedly a long road ahead. But we serve a mighty God! I stand with this family of people who are covering both Karen and Ben in prayer daily. Thank you for the updates. It is very helpful to know how to pray specifically and such a joy to see the prayers answered. ♥

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Susie Fitz Archuleta
1 month ago
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Thank you for the update Judi. Please let Karen and her family know that we will be there for them through this journey. As long as we're needed. Besides financial and meal support, please let us know of any other needs. Whether it's help around or in her or her family's houses or taking care of pets, we all will pitch in. I teach first grade at Cherry Valley Elementary and have had tons of support from sweet Karen since the day she started. I, and I'm sure I can speak for all of us at Riverview and beyond, would like to support her through this journey. We love you Karen!

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Debbie Lowe Borches
1 month ago
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Prayer is powerful!

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Johnie Hall
1 month ago
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Thank you so much, Emily, for the updates. So encouraging. Of course, it's a long road ahead, but she is already beating the odds so wonderfully. I know you must all be exhausted, so prayers continue for all of you. Any more news on Ben?

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Kim Canady
1 month ago
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Such wonderful news! Praise God for miraculous healing. Continuing to pray for even more.

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Debbie Lowe Borches
16 days ago
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Is there an address we can send cards to while Karen is continuing to heal, post hospital?

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Natalee Harm Nelson
1 month ago
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A few meal vouchers are on their way (and 9th grader, Kolby put some of his own money in)! The hospital made it very easy! Mrs. Mayfield, our two Riverview students are thinking of you, and this Duvall family is cheering you and Ben on, every day and step of the way!!! Lots of Love to you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers! The Nelson Family

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Johnie Hall
1 month ago
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What fantastic news all around! Tears of joy.

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Jim Skal
1 month ago
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Praying for a dear friend where miles and years apart makes no difference.

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Tess Smart Moore
15 hours ago

Thank you for the update Josh. A beautiful picture of her with KC, Kathy White and I sits on my dresser. I have not rested from prayer for my sweet princess. Oh how I love your mom, I hold her close every day just as Jesus does.

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Michael D Watkins
6 days ago

Karen and Ben are in my thoughts and prayers. May their recovery be sustained and full.

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Karen West Foster
22 days ago

Any updates on how Karen is doing? I check daily so I know how to pray! Hope she and Ben are continuing to heal and recover. ♥

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Heidi Buchwald
26 days ago

Oh my gosh that sounds like HUGE improvement!!! And it all sounds like HER. I am welling with happiness and hopefulness... all love and healing thoughts being sent to all involved. Thanks so much for sharing..

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Johnie Hall
27 days ago

Thank you for that encouraging post!! Oh my.

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Alice Rudolph
27 days ago

That's a wonderful update - can't imagine this beautiful lady will be down for long! I know it's a long road but sounds like great progress. Best wishes Karen!

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Johnie Hall
27 days ago

This gives some hope for good recovery. Helps explain what the brain is doing after a traumatic brain injury. http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/05/05/brain.plasticity.giffords/index.html

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Johnie Hall
28 days ago

Gut-wrenching, heart-breaking comments from the neurologist. Long long journey ahead for all of you. Praying for a miracle.

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Phil Williams
29 days ago

Dancing? Of course that's the first thing she would do. Tell her I miss her tons. I hope to see her soon.

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$37,820 of $50k goal

Raised by 356 people in 1 month
Created February 14, 2017
Judi Johnson-Smith  
on behalf of Bill Beck
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Sarah Feller
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Lisa and Scott Engle
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Tina Mulcahy
6 days ago

Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us. Ephesians 3:20

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Nannette Heye
11 days ago

I have not had the honor and pleasure of meeting you, Karen, but I do know, firsthand, the absolute power of prayer and faith in our Lord God. His miracles are never-ending as you and your family are discovering now. May God bless you and your son and hold you both in the palm of His hands. It's a safe and wonderful place to reside while your body heals. (I am praying for you daily. You are friends with my best friend/cousin Wanda).

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Prayers & Love, Katie

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Johnie Hall
1 month ago

Yes, please do pray if you wake up in the middle of the night. I once had a long and scary stay in ICU, and was so comforted when God whispered in my ear that I was not alone, folks were awake with me -- and praying. It was a nearly PHYSICAL presence in my hospital room (the prayers of His people) that I have never forgotten. Karen, by the way, was one of those praying.

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Mike Mauseth
1 month ago
6
6

Dearest Karen - I've woken, like you, from everyone else's nightmare. While I was happy to be with family, they were terrified for me. I've been wheeled from Dr. To Dr. - fought to keep the cobwebs from my view, learned to teach my mind where to reach my hand to touch things, and regained my balance while standing on two feet. It's a sweet struggle, how precious the oxygen that flows through us, the sounds from our family. We bear the burden of how easy life was once compared. But, you, others, and I whom have tasted the brink will find joy in the tiniest ounces of grace, joy, laughter for most goes unnoticed. Let your mind dance - you have been given life with much more purpose - embrace it with joy.

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Karen West Foster
1 month ago
6
6

So heartbreaking and undoubtedly a long road ahead. But we serve a mighty God! I stand with this family of people who are covering both Karen and Ben in prayer daily. Thank you for the updates. It is very helpful to know how to pray specifically and such a joy to see the prayers answered. ♥

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Susie Fitz Archuleta
1 month ago
5
5

Thank you for the update Judi. Please let Karen and her family know that we will be there for them through this journey. As long as we're needed. Besides financial and meal support, please let us know of any other needs. Whether it's help around or in her or her family's houses or taking care of pets, we all will pitch in. I teach first grade at Cherry Valley Elementary and have had tons of support from sweet Karen since the day she started. I, and I'm sure I can speak for all of us at Riverview and beyond, would like to support her through this journey. We love you Karen!

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Debbie Lowe Borches
1 month ago
5
5

Prayer is powerful!

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Johnie Hall
1 month ago
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Thank you so much, Emily, for the updates. So encouraging. Of course, it's a long road ahead, but she is already beating the odds so wonderfully. I know you must all be exhausted, so prayers continue for all of you. Any more news on Ben?

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Kim Canady
1 month ago
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2

Such wonderful news! Praise God for miraculous healing. Continuing to pray for even more.

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Debbie Lowe Borches
16 days ago
1
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Is there an address we can send cards to while Karen is continuing to heal, post hospital?

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Natalee Harm Nelson
1 month ago
1
1

A few meal vouchers are on their way (and 9th grader, Kolby put some of his own money in)! The hospital made it very easy! Mrs. Mayfield, our two Riverview students are thinking of you, and this Duvall family is cheering you and Ben on, every day and step of the way!!! Lots of Love to you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers! The Nelson Family

+ Read More
Johnie Hall
1 month ago
1
1

What fantastic news all around! Tears of joy.

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Jim Skal
1 month ago
1
1

Praying for a dear friend where miles and years apart makes no difference.

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Tess Smart Moore
15 hours ago

Thank you for the update Josh. A beautiful picture of her with KC, Kathy White and I sits on my dresser. I have not rested from prayer for my sweet princess. Oh how I love your mom, I hold her close every day just as Jesus does.

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Michael D Watkins
6 days ago

Karen and Ben are in my thoughts and prayers. May their recovery be sustained and full.

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Karen West Foster
22 days ago

Any updates on how Karen is doing? I check daily so I know how to pray! Hope she and Ben are continuing to heal and recover. ♥

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Heidi Buchwald
26 days ago

Oh my gosh that sounds like HUGE improvement!!! And it all sounds like HER. I am welling with happiness and hopefulness... all love and healing thoughts being sent to all involved. Thanks so much for sharing..

+ Read More
Johnie Hall
27 days ago

Thank you for that encouraging post!! Oh my.

+ Read More
Alice Rudolph
27 days ago

That's a wonderful update - can't imagine this beautiful lady will be down for long! I know it's a long road but sounds like great progress. Best wishes Karen!

+ Read More
Johnie Hall
27 days ago

This gives some hope for good recovery. Helps explain what the brain is doing after a traumatic brain injury. http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/05/05/brain.plasticity.giffords/index.html

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Johnie Hall
28 days ago

Gut-wrenching, heart-breaking comments from the neurologist. Long long journey ahead for all of you. Praying for a miracle.

+ Read More
Phil Williams
29 days ago

Dancing? Of course that's the first thing she would do. Tell her I miss her tons. I hope to see her soon.

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