Memories... Like Mom Made!

Memories... Like Mom Made!
Out of dark moments, flowers grow.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Benefit Auction for a Family in Need

On Saturday, June 9, 2012, my father Richard Teubner, mother Edie Teubner, and grandparents 96 year old Glen "Ahda" Harding, and 86 year old Mary "Nana" Harding, were driving to Kansas City when a pick up truck heading the opposite direction pulled in front of them. My Dad tried to stop their van but couldn't and they collided head on on into the truck. They all suffered severe injuries. Richard's left arm was broken, and his right ankle was shattered and after an initial 4 hour surgery to fix it, he was transferred to a better equipped hospital and will require further surgeries. Mary's wrist was broken and will require surgery. She also suffered fractures to her spine and damage to her knee, along with severe cuts to her face. Edie was thrown into the windshield and suffered some severe facial cuts and will require plastic surgery. She lost a lot of blood and had to receive two units of blood. Glen received the greatest injuries: two broken legs and a broken cheek bone. He is currently awaiting surgery to repair his left leg. Though most 96 year old would be devastated by these injuries, Glen is keeping his spirits high by telling jokes and old basketball stories - just like he always does!

Thankfully it seems that everyone will be okay and no injuries are life threatening, but they all have a long road ahead of them. The real battle will begin when they are released from the hospital, as these four individuals rely on each other as their support and care network. I am going to be moving home to help them on the road to recovery, but with two small children of my own, and now four injured adults to care for, I will need a lot of help, support, and understanding.

To help them with their recovery when they return home, they will need things like cleaning and laundry service, groceries, and gas to transport them to and from therapy and doctor appointments, along with many unforeseen expenses that won't be covered by insurance.

A wonderful woman at Stitches N Hooks has arrange a benefit auction to raise money for these things. If you would like to help, feel free to browse the auction and find something you would like. All proceeds go to help with the things mentioned above.

Go HERE to see the auction items.
Go HERE to check out Stitches N Hooks on Facebook.

Thank you.

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