GOD, Jesus Christ and his angels spared my life in what can only be called a miracle.
April 13, 2010 I survived a life threatening motor vehicle accident when a large farm truck I call it a (semi-truck hit) full of cow manure slammed into the passenger door of the vehicle I was sitting in.
I was flown by emergency helicopter to Harborview Critical Care Hospital in Seattle, WA with life threatening injuries; I remember praying and asking GOD to let me live, I was scared I would die. My injuries can only be called a miracle from God to be alive, God is great, God creates miracles and I am living proof of his great work.
Three surgeries and blood transfusions in two days as I was dying
Eight broken ribs right and left side some in three places
Four chest tubes inserted in-between the broken ribs
Collapsed lung - Difficult to breathe
Grade V kidney Tear – Stint Installed and removed
Three large pelvis screws - Pelvic bone shattered three large screws surgically installed
A photo of my pelvis screws
Things I am grateful for:
I am most grateful to God for his love, strength, mercy and miracle to save my life and provide me with the opportunity to recover. I am very grateful to the team of doctors and nurses that worked on me as they saved my life. Several surgeons told me I am a miracle and blessed to be alive. One doctor asked me if I believed in God and I quickly told him about deep faith in Jesus Christ. I was in intensive care for at least 7 days and the hospital for 12 days. Finally I could go home but once I got home my life was no longer the same as I had no ability to do anything without help and twenty-four hour care in our home not set-up for a person in a wheel chair.
I am grateful to all of the people in my life that helped with our farm, my husband and a close girl friend and her close friend stayed with me day and night in the hospital taking shifts to never leave me alone in the hospital. Food was brought into our home, prayers, cards, calls, text messages, flowers, balloons and so many visits and prayers. In the middle of trauma God created a unique support system for us one only GOD could create.
I was unable to put any weight on my right leg or walk confined to the wheelchair for almost three months I slept in a lazy boy chair with pillows propping me up for at least four months and then the hard work began, physical therapy moving from the wheel chair to the walker, from the walker to the cane and then finally I could walk on my own. I am grateful for my relationship with Jesus Christ as I do not believe I could have physically taken the pain without Jesus holding my right hand.
It is my hope that sharing this event will help you believe in Jesus Christ our savior for all things. I have a gorgeous sign in my home a gift given to me by my close friend “Expect Miracles.” I believe that nothing is too big for our God nothing…. This is my testimony for Jesus Christ and his mercy and grace.
GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!