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Margaret’s Story

We would like to say Thank you for all the love, support and prayers you have given us. 

We are often asked how you can help.  We have a benefit account set up for Margaret and you are welcome to send a contribution to help with her medical bills, trips to therapy.  You may send to the Margaret Romph Benefit Fund Central Bank  238 Madison St.   Jefferson City, Mo 65109 ATTN: Lisa

Thanks again for all your support.

On Friday, Jan 2nd, 2009 Sherline was working at McDonalds when Erin, Margaret and Grandma Kay came to visit her. Shortly after leaving they were in a very serious car accident. Sherline saw the ambulance and fire trucks go by her work and immediately felt sick. She called Erin and no one answered. She called Kay 's phone and was told she needed to come to the scene. When she got to the scene, they would not let her see Margaret. Erin and Grandma Kay were taken to St. Mary's to be treated and were released. Margaret was life-flighted to the University. She is suffering from severe head trama, where they had to shunt her head to release pressure. Other injuries were 2 broken femurs and a broken neck. She is in the pediatric intensive care at the University. The doctors say that it is too early to give a prognosis but if she does make it through this she will probably be paralyzed from the neck down. The extent of the head trauma is unknown at this time. Please pray for a miracle for they do happen. Our faith is strong but we need the circle of prayers to embrace the family during this difficult time. Sherline, Eric, Erin, Katharine, Patrick, and Margaret need our support!

Latest Journal Update


Well I am not sure whether to be frustrated, nervous or just to think positive. Margaret is healing very well from her 2nd surgery BUT we have another pressure sore coming in on the other side.  It has not opened up so I am praying hard that it doesn't open up.  We have an appointment next Thursday with out doctor so we will see what he says. 

Margaret has been feeling much better.  I however have not felt the best but am doing ok.  Trying really hard to stay busy, get things done that need to be done. But also at a done time in my life.  But Margaret makes it all better when I am down and she say's mom come here and asks me to get right up to her face and then she smiles really big and then say's "I love you"  Makes everything better. 

Will post pictures tomorrow because she decided today she wanted to dress up for Halloween so we had to go find a costume later this evening.  I wish she would have said something earlier because I would have loved to make something. 

Well it is late and I am tired and I still have cares to do for her.  So please say some prayers that this does not break open, that her doctor appointment goes well and that we don't have to have a 3rd surgery. 

Hope everyone has a safe Halloween.  Good night and God Bless you all.


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Micki Meyer
By Micki Meyer
Your family is still in our prayers---Margaret is a strong young lady. Prayers being sent for her not to have another surgery. We are on your side just like God is. Stay strong!!
Jeanne Leder
By Jeanne Leder
We'll keep praying for Margaret's healing, also for you, Sherline.
Looking forward to the new pictures! God be with you.

With love in Christ,
Jeanne <><
Mary Forschbach
By Mary F
Sherline hope all your prayers will be answered. Also, hoping you will feel better soon. Margaret have a great Halloween!!
Valerie Maples
By Valerie Maples
LMK if you need any wound care supplies we may have. Hugs and prayers from Mississippi!
Tim Bowman
By Tim Bowman
I cannot wait to what our princess warrior dresses up as!!!
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