Monday, March 9, 2009


I just wanted to update everyone on Lynn and Laura. They are both out of the hospital. Lynn was released on Friday, so Keith and I picked him up from the hospital on Friday evening. They came to stay at our house for the weekend so we could help them. Laura is doing fine, all but her sore back and ribs. Lynn still has 10 broken ribs altogether and 8 of them are completely detached. He will be on oxygen for awhile until he can breathe in enough oxygen on his own. Other than that, they will both be ok.
We have all learned a huge lesson from this. Accidents can happen to anyone! Always wear a helmet on the 4-wheeler. They were extremely lucky to not have any head injuries, but the next person this happens to might not be so lucky! We always need to be aware of our surroundings and what could happen.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Sad Weekend

Well, this weekend didn't go anything like we had planned. Saturday afternoon we got a call that Lynn and Laura (Keith's parents) were in a 4-wheeler accident. Tim called and was pretty scared. They were all out going for a ride to Lower Eagle Creek in Morenci. They went around a sharp corner and tried to get as far over to the side as they could, so that if another came around, they wouldn't get hit. The asphalt was slick and then the shoulder gave way underneath and it sucked them off of the road. They went off of an incredibly steep enbankment, almost like the edge of a cliff. When they hit bottom, the ATV almost landed on top of them. Tim called 911 immediately. 2 helicopters came and airvac'd both of them to University Medical Center in Tucson.
Laura has 2 fractured vertebrae and 3 broken ribs. Lynn has 5 broken, free floating ribs. Laura was released yesterday, but Lynn has to stay at the hospital until his pain subsides. He can barely breath at all. They both have road rash from head to toe. Even though they are hurt pretty bad, we all just thank Heavenly Father that it wasn't worse. Please keep Lynn and Laura in your prayers.