8.20.2008



Saturday, the 16th, Carly (cameron's sister) was in a car accident in Georgia. She was there with some friends for the wedding of another friend. They had just left the temple and were on their way to the reception. They were stopped at a stop light and were rear ended by a guy who had fallen asleep. They were hit at 70 mph. Carly was in the back seat. Her hip was dislocated and she has a cut across her forehead. But the thing that was the scariest was that she had broken her neck. Luckily, it didn't affect her spinal cord and she is still able to move her arms and legs. One of the guys in the car was killed on impact.

We are so glad she is OK. Lindsay (cameron's sister) flew out to be with her at the hospital. She has taken such good care of Carly and is always calling with updates on how she is doing. The stake out in Macon, GA has also been very good about taking care of all who were involved. When the accident happened, the EQ president who was at the wedding was with them all in the hospital and stayed for quite awhile to relay anything to the families until they could get there.

One of my favorite stories of Carly comes from one of the ER nurses who came to find Carly a few days later. She was telling Lindsay that being an ER nurse is really hard sometimes because most people who come through there are hurt and angry. For a lot of people swearing is a way to express their pain, fear and anger. So she hears swearing all day long, every day she is there. When Carly was in there, the nurse said that out of nowhere she heard this beautiful voice start signing Nearer My God to Thee. (Carly is an awesome singer!) She said that the mood in the ER completely changed. There was even a lady in there who said that she hasn't been to church in 10 years, but because of Carly and the spirit that she brought, she was going to go back. I guess Carly even started taking requests for songs...until they had to knock her out and put her hip back in place. Carly was asked if she remembered any of that and she didn't. She only remembered thinking of what she could do to handle the pain and singing was the best answer.

We are so grateful she is OK! She has a long recovery ahead of her, but she has the best attitude and will make the best of it.

We are so lucky to have you as a sister, sister-in-law and aunt!
Get better soon!



Lindsay is also updating her blog with pictures so we can all keep up with what going on.
www.queenlou.blogspot.com

Also, the driver of their car wrote out the full details of the accident here
www.christmasnoel.blogspot.com

10 comments:

GarrGroup said...

How scary! I hope she recovers well. We will be thinking of your family.

Robin Pedersen said...

I believe 3/4 of the sign. Maren is obviously not old enough to keep her feelings to herself.

Carrie Anne said...

holy cow steph! i just read your sister in law's blog & the driver's story...what miracles have happened! you NEVER KNOW what can happen in just an instant! i hope carly's recovery is quick & goes well...also the others involved. thinking of you & family...

thekerrclan said...

So sorry to hear about your sister-in-law...I hope she recovers quickly and fully.

..toni.. said...

Sorry to hear about carly...we will keep her in our prayers.

The Quist Family said...

We hope Carly gets better soon!! Those pictures are the cutest and I am sure Carly started feeling better as soon as she saw those adorable faces:)

The Driggs said...

That is so cute that you had your kids holding up the papers for Carly. I'm so glad she's home now and I hope she does well with her road to recovery. Cute kids!

Gr8fulmom said...

Love your Blog. I read the account on your blog as well as lindsay's about Carly. We will keep her in our prayers.. We are so happy she is going to be ok.
-Deborah Schone
Cameron's Cousin
www.schoneadventures.blogspot.com

The Mirci Family said...

The girls are getting so big! FIrst thing Joey said when we came to your blog is how he remembers the airport over 2 years ago! Dang that kids memory! We start Cantabury next week. Is Cameron just so stoked for school?!

Pikes Pickles said...

Wow-
Okay, I just read your blog and then the others. I have sat her crying my eyes out for at least a half an hour. My thoughts and prayers will be with all of those involved.