Sunday, March 2, 2014

Connellsville woman in accident with salt truck

UPDATE #2: Nancy's brother-in-law has started a GoFundMe page to raise money to help pay for Nancy's medical bills. You can donate here, and please do so as this is your change to directly help the Heinbaugh family. If you're unable to donate, please spread the word all over the internet to get as much help as we can, but remember, no amount is too small. Any little bit helps.

The page also includes an update on Nancy's condition:
Nancy suffered multiple strokes due to her injuries and underwent surgery to relieve swelling and pressure on her brain. She was placed on a ventilator in the Trauma ICU and in the days that followed, underwent extensive surgeries to both of her legs. Miraculously, she survived and is now breathing on her own through a trach tube. 
While no one yet knows what the future holds for Nancy, she will require more surgeries and much physical rehabilitation. Friends of Nancy are raising funds to help offset the major loss of income and the enormous costs associated with her medical care. 
UPDATE: She is doing better and is now off the ventilator and breathing on her own with a trach in. Keep praying!

Always sucks when this blog collides with real life, which is all too easy in a small place like this.

Nancy Heinbaugh was in an accident Monday morning with a salt truck, in which her car actually ended up underneath the truck.

I went to high school with her kids, and her son's fiancee was one of my roommates when I lived on Mt. Washington about a year and a half, two years ago. My Facebook feed is quickly filling up with prayer requests, and I'm extending them here. Please keep her and her family in your prayers.

Stay safe and warm, Fayette County.

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