Mariah's family and friends are uniting to raise money to help her with her medical battles from her accident on 5/29/14 - Thank you
On 5/29/14 my daughter Mariah was struck by a car while she walking from home after taking her year end Biology test. She was brought to the hospital with internal bleeding, multiple fractures, and needed immediate surgery. The surgeries on her back, spine, legs, and shin are going to be numerous, and her recovery is going to be even longer. It is unknown how long she is going to be in the hospital - but its going to be a very long time, and then require extensive post hospital therapy and treatment. Also this means we're going to have to re-engineer the house now to be accessible for her.
Because of this - the doctors have told us Mariah is currently NOT going to be able to walk but they need to do more analysis on her case for us to get answers about potential mobility.
Right now what we know is she has:
- 2 broken legs
- 1 broken shin
- 2 broken vertebrae
- Internal bleeding that has been stabilized
- Massive spinal damage at the lower base
That is just what we know - there are still MANY unanswered questions.
Its tough to sit here and type this because Mariah has an amazing network of close friends that love her dearly and are equally as shocked by this news as her family is. The amount of support we have seen so far has literally shocked me.
Mariah is going to continue to live an amazing life, she is going to do all the things she wants in life, she is just going to do it differently now - we will work together, we will fight together, and we will not let the actions of one horrible careless person break us or bring us down. We are too strong for that and we are winners in the end.
If you ever have met Mariah, played Magic: the Gathering with her, or even met her once, you know what an awesome person she is. This is really just tearing me up inside. She's my little Panda.
We've had numerous inquiries about where people can help support or donate to help Mariah out - which is why this was created - so we could give this link out to people who ask how they can help or where to send support for this horrible tragedy.
Thank you , I may edit this a couple of more times because typing this with emotion isnt the best idea heh. Thanks everyone we love you all.