On February 11, our family was greatly shaken. Our parents were involved in a plane crash just outside Houston, TX. https://abc13.com/1977-Mooney-small-plane-crash-upside-down-landing-at-golf-course/11556982/ We are thankful to God for their miraculous survival! As we begin planning for their discharge from the hospital to home, we are faced with many new challenges and expenses not covered by insurance. The biggest of these is a wheelchair accessible van. The accident left Mom a quadriplegic and Dad working to relearn to walk. This van is essential for them to get to therapy, medical appointments, and getting out in the community. New vans like this, average $85,000.
Mom is a strong, loving person who gives 110% in everything she does. While her current focus is giving her all to inpatient therapy, her true passion, in addition to God and family, is music. Prior to the accident, she was teaching music at Medina ISD where she was just beginning to bring back the band. While her passion was music, she felt really accomplished if she helped her students become strong and knowledgeable. This van will help her stay in touch with those students, who she truly misses. She is very thankful that her school is continuing her vision.
Dad is a go getter who doesn’t let any challenge get him down. Prior to the accident, he enjoyed competing in triathlons and that is how he is approaching his therapy. He compares his therapy sessions to a workout. It will be awhile before he is back to his previous strength, but he is now able to walk short distances with a walker. Dad is very thankful to his employer, WellMed, who has not only supported he and Mom through hospital visits, well wishes, and a surprise Birthday party, but have held his position for him during his lengthy hospital stay.
Your donations and prayers are so appreciated as we adapt to a new way of living.