Monday, August 6, 2012

Motor Cycle Accident

I've been meaning to post on my blog for quite some time about the changes that have been going on around us. It is going to take me a couple of posts to update you about things happening, but I wanted to give you some news that is at the fore front of our minds...





Jason in blue, Alicia (fiance) in green, me purple (obviously) and my husband Drew- white


Jason (Drew's younger brother) was in a motorcycle accident on Saturday while on his way to help cater a wedding. A young man, we assume a hope college student pulled out in front of him. This driver did not see Jason. Jason was wearing a helmet. He hit the windshield of the other car and then flung into the grass/ sand. Praise God he was wearing a helmet or he would not be with us today.


Jason was taken to Holland Hospital where they assessed him and it was determined based on his injuries, he would need to go to Spectrum.

Jason broke his right femur bone  (largest bone in your body) which is from your hip down to about the knee area in 5 different places. He had to have surgery Saturday late evening to put a rod in it.


In addition to the broken femur, he also broke his right wrist, which is going to make his recovery a little more interesting.  He writes with his right side too..



We have spent our weekend at the hospital. Please pray for Jason, his fiance and our family.
Jason really needs prayers to remain patient, encouraged to stay positive, strength to know when to ask for help and to take each step, one at at time.

Alicia needs prayers to remain patient, getting good rest, being able to balance this school and her upcoming externship. She is a law student.  

They just bought a house and are also getting married next summer, so they have a lot of other things going on in their lives. They could use financial prayers too, God will provide all their needs.

They just need a lot of prayers.





What has been a bend in the road that left you challenged and trusting that things would work out??

9 comments:

Unknown said...

This was wonderful. Thanks for such a thoughtful and meaningful and helpful post. You and Drew have been so supportive and just a great source of comfort and strength. I've been so very thankful for your presence and messages to encourage and keep me laughing.

Unknown said...

This was wonderful. Thanks for such a thoughtful and meaningful and helpful post. You and Drew have been so supportive and just a great source of comfort and strength. I've been so very thankful for your presence and messages to encourage and keep me laughing.

Unknown said...

Oh and I read this to Jason and he said that was a really nice message and thanks you guys for all you've done for us recently

sarahsmithstorm said...

Oh, totally! I want to make sure people are praying for you and that you feel totally encouraged!! We love you guys!

Nannie Leick said...

It was definitely a good thing that he was wearing his helmet that time! According to statistics, the practice of wearing helmets can decrease motorcycle fatalities by 37 percent. It is quite possible that the mere fact he was wearing his helmet that time was the sole reason he is alive today. Well, I do hope that he has recovered from his injuries since then. How is he now?

Maggie Malone said...

Thank goodness he was wearing a helmet! But it sounds like he was hurt badly. I hope that he is doing well now, and prepping for their upcoming wedding. Were there any legal actions taken? I think it is important that Jason has full account of what happened during the accident. This could help him in any legal proceedings.

Tracy Pierre said...

Thanks for that sweet fact, Nannie! And I definitely agree with everyone here that the helmet probably saved Jason’s life. And like what you said, wearing protective gears like helmets can reduce the severity of a motorcycle accident. Full face helmets are ideal for motorcycle drivers, since this gives a high level of structural integrity and it covers the entire head.

Belinda Jefferson said...

I’m glad he was alive, even with a few fractured bones. The road is really dangerous for motorists. Even if you are safety conscious yourself, you wouldn’t completely know if you’re on the blind side of other drivers. And because of the vehicle’s size, there’s really a tendency for it to be overlooked. I hope Jason has fully recovered now. :)

Raleigh Crowl said...

Wearing a helmet makes a huge difference. People survive accidents because they wore helmets and those irresponsible ones who would drive motorcycles without anything on regret it in the end -- the hard way. In fact, your chances of surviving the accident increase by 37% by wearing a helmet and by 67% of preventing brain damage.

Raleigh Crowl