Lexi was hit by a car while longboarding on her way to class. She hit her head so hard that it cause her to become brain dead and within moments (but felt like days) we were told by the doctors she had about 1% chance of survival.
The entire flight home, I couldn't stop sobbing. I was extremely grateful for a husband who took care of me, who held me and looked after our boys.
We arrived at the hospital after a long, sickening, travel and greeting my family members was unforgettable. The sobs, the hugs, the unspoken words were such a heavy emotion. My Dad took us into the ICU room where Lexi laid.
My greif was too great and an uncontrollable sobbing took over my body. My Lexi was disfigured and brain dead..
How could such a thing happen. It was an out of body experience.
But we prayed. We fasted and we held onto the faith and hope that we had.
Little did we know that thousands of other people were doing the same for our Lexi. A FB page was created for her and hundreds of people reached out to us to let us know their grief and their prayers inbehalf of Lexi and our family. The page grew and grew as so many shared about the tragic accident and the numbers grew to thousands.
We were extremely touched and we as a family knew that because of the goodness of people our Lexi is a miracle. She beat all the odds and each new day brings progress. There are set backs, but always progress in the long run. She is alive today and as the doctors say "she is a miracle girl."
Our family, along with thousands of other people are touched by the Lord's goodness.
My faith has been tested, my prayers numberless, but they have been answered.
Above all, I just want to express the overwhelming graditude I feel for my Savior and my Heavenly Father. The blessings, and the tender mercies he has given to us to help us get through this excruciating time.
I also was to express the complete awe I have for humanity. Just when you think that there isn't a soul who doesn't care outside their own world of life, you get proven wrong. I can not express the deep love I have for people, for their goodness and for the amount of care and love expressed through all of this. People are good. and I can not express that more. People are good.
We were showered with love from all walks of life all over the world. And it brings me to tears as I am utterly overwhelmed of the love that was shown for Lexi and our family.
Thank you to all that have prayed, fasted, called, texted, brought food, flowers, a simple thought or concern, or just read about her story.
It has changed me.
It has changed me.
^^the first day I saw Lexi^^
^^This is the picture that was at the bottom of her bed, it was a great reminder to all of us and an encouraging picture for Lexi ^^
If you would like to follow along with her progress you can go Here
And if you would like to read a more detailed account of what transpired over the first week you can go here