Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Anniversary, Jill!

Today is an anniversary that my family is very happy to celebrate.

30 years ago, my sister, Jill, survived a horrendous accident.

Picture this...


VS 

Jill on this...

Can you say, "OUCH!"?

Luckily, she had on one of these...

else she would not have survived.

I (now) play it rather light with her, 
but she went through hell...
in spite of being properly clothed
(gloves, jacket, boots, etc.)
and after being thrown 35 feet, 
she sustained multiple fractures
(tibia, fibula, femur, radius & ulna)
and an exposed bone area on her lower leg 
(where her knee-high leather boot was torn off).

She endured 
 extended (and multiple) hospital stays,
21 surgeries,
re-broken bones,
skin-grafting,
physical therapy,
a hip spica cast
(which kept her in a semi-prone position)
etc., etc.

She has led a normal life since her recovery.
(well, normal for her...sorry, couldn't resist)

We love her.
And, we thank you, God!


6 comments:

kks said...

wow, thirty years...fortunately now just a memory
xoxo

Pokey said...

That is an anniversary to celebrate! God's grace and mercy, walking in the world today, Yea!

jane augenstein said...

Wow, what a horrible accident, thank goodness Jill is alright now. So lucky!

Anonymous said...

Yes, Thank God that my baby sister is okay - well, as okay as she can be!!!! We always pick on her!!
Nurse Joyce

WoolenSails said...

It is times like that, that we know someone is looking out for us. My sister is still recovering from hers, but we thank God that she recovered.

Debbie

Rugs and Pugs said...

Jacque ~
I'm with Debbie. Someone was watching over her. Thankfully she recovered but sure had to go through a lot to get there.
Anyone who gets on a motorcycle without a helmet is so stupid. In Ohio, it is not required but the DSO and I NEVER ride without one!
Hugs :)
Lauren

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