Friday, December 9, 2011

Life can change in a split second...

The woman who has been taking our Spruce Up
For Life fitness program over the past 7 weeks is dealing with her worst nightmare.
On Sunday past, her husband had a motor bike accident (trail bike I believe) and has
fractured his neck and back (2 places) and has facial injuries. He is recovering in a hospital 400 kms away and will need months of healing and rehabilitation. Fortunately, there appears to be no spinal damage from the fractures but only time and strength will heal him. Sheryl has been by his side since then but has had to leave her two small boys at home with her parents. She is heartbroken to be away from her boys and they surely must be wondering where Mum and Dad are.
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Sheryl has been an absolute inspiration while leading us in our fitness campaign. I have only really got to know her in these past few weeks. What a bundle of energy!
This woman just does not stop - even when she had a horrible cold and sore throat, she still took the exercise class and she always has words of encouragement and a sunny smile. I know she will be a tower of strength for her husband but I can't help feeling she must be crumbling inside.
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Living in a small community, the family will be well supported and it is evident on Sheryl's Facebook page that there is plenty of love, support and comfort coming their way. It just sucks that it has happened at this time of year or indeed, happened at all. They don't deserve this.
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If you are inclined to pray, send one their way - to Sheryl, Dan, Toby & Evan - for continued healing in the months ahead.
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Added Dec. 11th - X-rays have come back clear so just lots of rehab to get him back on his feet again.
Thanks - Joolz

6 comments:

  1. God bless this woman and her family. My heart and prayers go out to them.

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  2. Your post title is SO true. Sending prayers.

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  3. I will be keeping positive, healing thoughts for them.

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  4. If he is in ICCU at FMC then that makes at least 3 from the south east in the last week. Not a nice place to have to visit.

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  5. He is in RAH but is now stable enough to get a return flight home by RFDS (whenever they are flying our way) and back to our local hospital. It is all positive news, it is amazing how the human body can rally in one week.

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