Prayers for Eventer Charlotte M-S (Sportsfield Eventer)!lMAJOR update page 9!
I got this email from my cousins, Gro and Rosie Merle-Smith, regarding our neice, Charlotte. Charlotte is an up and coming top eventer, and also an active member of this BB - but, I don't remember her board name (sorry).
Your prayers and moral support would be appreciated by all!
Our niece, Charlotte Merle-Smith, was critically injured in an ATV accident this past weekend. She is in the Fairfax Hospital with her family there. Here is what her father wrote yesterday.....
>Charlotte is still in an induced coma and we don't know too much more than
yesterday. They are just now doing an MRI and that will take 3 or more
hours. Her response to any stimulation has been very limited due to the
sedation. On top of the broken neck vertebrae and 2 in her lower back she
has several cracked ribs. As I said yesterday the lower spinal injury is
significant and will likely mean she will never use her legs again. There
is concern about her neck injury and how that may be affecting her left
arm. Only time will tell about how much brain damage there is that deals
with speech and other cognitive functions. Tomorrow we will hear the
results of the MRI and then she goes into surgery to stabilize her back at
2:00 pm. Six hours at least. She is also on a breathing machine till after
Last edited by Weatherford; Nov. 23, 2007 at 03:53 AM.
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