Benefit of Sara Charles Donation Account
$270 raised
27% of $1k goal
6 contributors
4 Years running
On December 27, 2012 Sara was accidentally shot in the head by an arrow while visiting with family in Tennessee. Her Papa and Uncle Arnold rushed her into town to the first place they could find to get help. Thankfully the staff at the Westmoreland ...
On December 27, 2012 Sara was accidentally shot in the head by an arrow while visiting with family in Tennessee. Her Papa and Uncle Arnold rushed her into town to the first place they could find to get help. Thankfully the staff at the Westmoreland Family Clinic was still in the office and were able to start to help Sara while they called for Life Flight. Words can't express how thankful I am for everyone there who helped her that day and have continued to offer our family support and prayers. They are truly awesome and are in our hearts forever! She was flown to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in critical condition. On the morning of December 29th the swelling in her head had become so bad that they had to remove a large portion of the left side of her skull. She remained in a drug induced comma for about a week. We didn't know at that point what the extent of her injury would be, we were just thankful to still have her with us. As she started to come out of the comma we had some really bad days and nights of her doing what they call storming. It is caused when the brain starts to wake back up from being inactive. As she came out of the comma she did start to respond to our voices by squeezing our hands when we asked her too. Then on the morning of January 10th she woke up and was able to recognize us and move all of her arms and legs. At that time she still had a breathing tube because she had just had an MRI done the previous day. Once they removed the breathing tube it took her a few days before her voice started to come back and she was able to talk. It is truly a miracle that she has come though this and is able to do the things she is doing. The doctor's at Vanderbilt determined that she was stable enough and about ready to start rehab, so on January 14th they flew Sara and I back home to Nationwide Children's Hospital where she is currently going through the inpatient rehab program. We can't thank the doctor's and staff at Vanderbilt enough for what they did. The group of doctors and nurses in the PICU are an amazing group that have the biggest hearts. I can't wait for the day that Sara is able to WALK back into the PICU and see all of them again! Currently we are working with a great group of doctors and therapist here at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Sara is getting stronger everyday. REHAB ROCKS! She still has a long road ahead and some days are harder than others. We still have to undergo one more surgery to put the bone back into her skull when the swelling has decreased enough. I want to thank everyone for all of your love, support and prayers.
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