Beverly at, How Sweet the Sound our host for Pink Saturday, is participating in the MIRACLE MAKEOVER PARTY for Collette. Kelee at, The Katillac Shack, has invited all Pinkies to the Guidepost VIDEO and STORY, which can be viewed by going to her blog. The video is awesome. Please don't miss this 'miracle' that happened because someone cared. Kelee you are a blessing.
WONDERFUL GIVEAWAYS ARE PROVIDED
The list of prizes and the caring people who are offering them are listed on Kelee's blog.
Kelee and Colette...A scene from the video.
Beverly has asked us to participate in Pink Saturday today by sharing a story that was an inspiration because someone cared.
Yes, we were blessed with a miracle many years ago. She is our oldest daughter Andrea who is now 51 years old. She was adorable and always had a mind of her own. I'm not talking about when she was born, Our miracle happened when she was 14 years old.
Getting to know Andrea.
Andrea two years old
Andrea five years old. She loved everyone.
Andrea was pretty close to 14 in this photo
This was the age when Andrea was hit by a car while riding her bike. She was spending the night with her best friend and against her promise to us, that she 'would not' ride her bike at night, she and her friend started out at dusk to get a coke at the store not far away.
Minutes later she was hit by a car that was driven by a 17 year old boy that never saw her. Her friend never even stopped. She rode her bike to several houses before she could get to a phone to call 911. Then she called us. A call we will never forget.
We met the emergency vehicle at the scene of the accident. People were everywhere and all I could do is scream as I saw her laying on the ground. She was saying, "He hit me on purpose." Always the fighter. Smile! We couldn't get near her so we followed the emergency vehicle to the hospital.
Her injuries were terrible and many. Multiple broken bones and a huge open gash on one of her legs. She did not have a head injury, thankfully. She actually died on the table and they had to bring her back. The doctor's said it was a miracle that she lived. He said she was a fighter and it saved her life. She was in the hospital for weeks and came home to her makeover hospital room. She spent months in a body cast and finally a full leg cast. Her recovery was nearly a year. She was home schooled before it was the thing to do. She missed most of her freshman year in high school.
I am not going into the trials and terrible pain she suffered during that time. I was her nurse and had to learn how to take care of her. Did you notice her hair to her waist? Try washing it in a pan of water. She was totally immobile in a body cast. The least of the many problems she went through. We had to call an ambulance to take her to the doctor.
A long story as you can imagine. A few years later she spent her birthday in a hospital in Georgia, miles from home for additional surgery on her knee that did not heel properly from the accident.
The point of all this is what Andrea chose as her lifetime work. She became a nurse. She has done all kinds of nursing but she found that service to desperately ill people was what she wanted to do. Her dedication to this type of nursing is unfailing. She gives her patients who cannot survive, the care and love that they need to have happy days in spite of how ill they are. She is often called in the middle of the night and she is always there when her patients need her. You might say she is still a fighter. She does everything in her power to keep her patients happy and comfortable.
Andrea when she finished nursing school.
I am positive that her patients think of her as their miracle. We know she is ours.
Please visit the participants who are supporting the Miracle makeover party. If you leave comments to these Bloggers a $1.00 donation will be made for every comment that is made. Your part in the donations will be used for another makeover for someone like Collette.
You will see the list on Beverly's and Kelees blogs. The links are at the top of my post.
YOUR COMMENTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Blessings and love, Jeanne