View Full Version : Thoughts and Prayers, please ...

10-29-2010, 10:13 AM
Some of you already know this thru other connections with me, but
on Tuesday morning, my youngest daughter (20) was in a horrific car
accident in Utah (we live in Colorado).

The police officer that was called to the scene could not even believe she
had lived - he expected to find her dead when he saw the car.

She has head trauma, broken neck (at C2 -- a hangmans fracture),
broken sternum, broken ribs - her liver is shattered and her spleen is torn.
She also has damage to an artery in her neck and numerous SERIOUS abrasions from the seat belt.

She was flown by helicopter to Las Vegas, to the trauma center where she has been in Trauma ICU all week. She's now got a halo on, and has all use of hands/feet so far -- thank God.

She is improving rapidly, to the point where I think we will move to a
regular hospital room today out of the ICU ...

Just letting you know, and asking for your prayers - we know they
are making a difference, and you cannot have too many.

Thanks to all in my Supra Family --


Sitting all day in a hospital on hard nasty chair's isn't my idea of a week in Vegas, let me tell you!

10-29-2010, 10:35 AM
Best thoughts and wishes for a speedy & complete recovery.

10-29-2010, 10:37 AM
Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

10-29-2010, 04:12 PM
Todd, you've got my thoughts, prayers, and best wishes for your daughter to make a speedy recovery.

10-29-2010, 04:16 PM
wow, hard to believe how delicate a world we live in until something happens to shatter it. thank goodness she had her belt on.

good luck to your family and esp your daughter. prayers on their way.

10-29-2010, 04:39 PM
Wow Todd, I'll be sending positive thoughts your way!

10-29-2010, 04:48 PM
You are in our prayers. Very good news that she is recovering quickly.

10-29-2010, 04:54 PM
Stay strong and hopefully a speedy recovery.

10-29-2010, 05:58 PM
Best wishes and prayers from our family to yours!

10-29-2010, 11:15 PM
Godspeed through this terrifying incident. My families prayers will be with yours.

10-30-2010, 12:06 AM
Todd, sorry to hear about this, but that is fantastic she is making progress in the right direction.

Stay strong, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

God bless.

11-02-2010, 08:20 AM
Update: she has moved out of hte ICU on Sunday. I flew home to Colorado
on Sunday night, and am heading out the door in 15 minutes (after I vote) to drive
back to Vegas (850 miles) to be ready to pick her up when they let her out.

She can't fly because of a partially collapsed lung during the accident, and for sure she
won't be able to make the trip in one long shot, they are recommending 3 days minimum.

LONG road ahead still (no pun intended) for her recovery - at least she's no longer
critical. Had a minor setback yesterday, but hopefully it will be resolved by today.

Thanks for your prayers, they mean a lot to all of us.


11-02-2010, 09:01 AM
Thankyou for the update Todd, looking forward to more good news, travel safe that's a long drive ahead of you. We will keep praying for y'all up here......

11-02-2010, 09:34 AM
Wow Todd, from the original post to this, thats amazing progress.

Okie Boarder
11-02-2010, 03:57 PM

Just saw the post. I said a quick prayer as I typed this for a speedy recovery and as much as a full one as possible. Glad to hear she is doing better than she was in the beginning and I bet you'll be glad to take her home. We will keep your entire family in our prayers. Keep posting updates.

11-02-2010, 09:40 PM
Todd, best wishes for a complete recovery for your daughter...stay strong

saltare inverts
11-02-2010, 09:43 PM
Just read the post. I prayed immediately and more on their way.

Ed G
11-03-2010, 07:59 PM

I've been in Pittsburgh the last two and a half weeks (mother is passing away in a hospice) and just checked in and read this thread.

Sorry to hear such news. I certainly hope things have improved for your daughter

Very sorry to hear this news. I know I can speak for the entire Skiers Choice community - our best wishes and prayers are with you my friend.

anything we can do to help in any way, please let us know.

best regards


11-08-2010, 05:56 PM
Sorry to hear this Todd. Hope she has a speedy recovery! Keep us posted.

11-08-2010, 11:43 PM
Quick update:

We are now home -- that was an experience, driving her home from Vegas.

Lots of pain.

Now we're into trying to get connected to the doctors locally. This will be a LONG road
to recovery, but ...

ALL the doctors have said it's miraculous that she lived, and is not paralyzed.

Tired, emotionally and physically ... Had to go back to work today - been away for 2 weeks, and I am the team lead and architect ... so far behind.

Please keep praying -- we are not out of the woods yet by any means, but making
daily progress.

Thanks to all.

11-10-2010, 10:29 AM
All the best to you and your Family, Todd. Please keep us posted.

01-17-2011, 08:18 PM
Hey all,

Long time since i have updated about my daughter. Nuerosurgeon says it's time
for the Halo to come off, and move to a hard collar (she will wear a neck brace
for at least a year).

The other injuries are also all on the mend, and her pregnancy is progressing.

Thanks all,

Now we're asking for prayers that this next step is really ready, and that the people
performing the change from Halo to collar are wise and skilled!

Thanks all,


01-18-2011, 03:11 AM
Best wishes and thoughts are with you and your family.

Okie Boarder
01-19-2011, 01:29 PM

Thanks for the update. We'll continue to pray for the situation.

01-19-2011, 03:38 PM
Best wishes from Minnesota.

01-19-2011, 07:32 PM
Halo off! Collar on!! I'm guessing the hot water heater will be emptied at least once today...hehehe BTW...this is one happy chica, I'm not sure she thought the orthotist should survive (it kinda hurt to have the screws removed from her head), but he did, and so did she. 8-)

Right after it was put on on October 27:
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs766.ash1/165714_1799862081480_1387647550_2003346_2826303_n. jpg

Today, 5 minutes after it came off, and I can tell you, I think all she's thinking about is a SHOWER!!!

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1395.snc4/164752_1799644436039_1387647550_2002811_6404062_n. jpg

Okie Boarder
01-19-2011, 07:44 PM

That's so awesome! Thanks for sharing.

01-19-2011, 11:02 PM
Truly wonderful update, thanks again for keeping us up to date....

01-20-2011, 02:04 AM
Awesome update, wonderful news for you and your family. Congrats

Okie Boarder
01-20-2011, 03:42 PM
By the way...pregnancy? I don't recall you saying anything about her being pregnant earlier in this thread until you brought it up yesterday.

01-20-2011, 08:24 PM
Yes, she was also pregnant when the accident happened. They expected
Her to lose the baby due to how serious this was.
But she did not

01-20-2011, 11:12 PM
May the miracles continue for her & the family.

Okie Boarder
01-21-2011, 02:26 PM
Glad to hear that Todd. When is she due?

01-21-2011, 04:52 PM
Glad to hear things are progressing and she's recovering. This is a parents worst nightmare, and I just want you to know that were thinking of you and pray for a speedy recovery! Please keep us posted.


01-21-2011, 06:50 PM
Late June Okie.

Okie Boarder
01-21-2011, 07:48 PM
Cool. We expect to see pics. :)

01-21-2011, 08:57 PM
Cool - Oakie (and others) -- she is probably not going to keep this baby.
SHe's only 20, and the "boy" is not really in the picture any longer. We hope that
she chooses wisely, there are SOOOO many people that can't have kids that would
love to have the child she's not ready to raise ...

But thanks.

Wanna see pictures of my other 5 beautiful grand kids???

Okie Boarder
01-22-2011, 10:55 AM
Well I hope she makes the decision that best fits. Kudos for considering giving it up for adoption. We have several friends that have adopted kids and there are definitely lots of people out there that have the means to raise kids moreso than a young lady on her own and they are people that are full of love.

Keep us posted!

Definitely throw out some pics of the other grandkids...would love to see any of them.

01-22-2011, 12:16 PM
Thanks okie, adoption runs in the family, in fact, this young lady
Is one of two kids we adopted ourselves! Our over 3 kids are bio kids

01-22-2011, 07:30 PM
OK - here you go -- the 5 grand babies late last fall -- at the moment they are 5,4,3,2,1 in age - although the 4 year old turns 5 on Valentines day.

My oldest daughter, mother of three of these beauties is a professional photographer. One of my favorite pictures of all time is the one of the youngest of the kiddos with the hat on.

I could post THOUSANDS ... so don't get me started ... :o)

Okie Boarder
01-23-2011, 08:38 PM
Great pics. Feel free to post as many more as you want...love seeing pics like that.

01-23-2011, 09:17 PM
With a growing number of niece's and nephew's those pictures are heart warming.....Great look'in bunch, keep'em com'in....

06-24-2011, 08:23 AM
Hey all -- just a follow-up about my daughter that was in the horrific car accident and had countless miracles in her recovery. She's doing GREAT - no more braces or anything, never had any surgeries, and now:

After 30 hours of labor that ended in a c-section, I am pleased to announce the latest miracle:

Silas Mitchell Goin
21 inches

Everyone is tired!

At this point - she has decided to keep the baby - and will be living at my house.

06-24-2011, 10:56 AM
Congratulations on ALL the blessings...

Okie Boarder
06-24-2011, 11:46 AM
Congrats! Enjoy the new little bundle of joy. Glad to hear your daughter is doing well

03-06-2012, 04:33 PM
Hey all,
my wife and i went to the doc yesterday to get our first ultrasound when we got the news that she miscarried. this is the second time its happened now, and its hard on both of us, so if you guys could send up a few prayers and thoughts my way, it would be much appreciated.

Okie Boarder
03-09-2012, 05:59 PM
Will do...sorry.