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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

Fun Filled weekend

We had a quick but fun weekend. Friday was Savannah's birthday (she is the daughter to my best who passed away in November). We went to Oklahoma to celebrate with her. We went bowling first then back to their house for birthday cake, presents and a movie. We had fun. I know Susan was with us and she is missed very much. Saturday I helped my friend Jack with a class. We finished by going to eat where the workers sang Happy Birthday to her. We also got the bonus of spending time with Pa Paw who took care of Margaret's baby doll Olivia while we out away his Christmas decorations. Lol (don't judge our trees are still up at home). Margaret was excited because we both made new friends this weekend. Some at the party, then at Golden Corral and QT in Tulsa. She cracks me up sometimes because this morning when we got up she said "Mom we need to have 3 conversations however I think it was more than that". Lol.
1st-Margaret-mom why am I in a short sleeve shirt?
Me-because it is going to be hot and we don't need to set off our AD.
Margaret-Mom you are not answering my question.
Me-Uh! Yes I did it just wasn't the answer you wanted. Margaret-classic eye roll.
Next question-Margaret- So on the way home I need to make a couple of stops since we didn't while we were here.
Me-Really? And where might that be?
Margaret-1st- Taco Mayo for my usual.
Me-ok already ahead of you because that is a must for mom as well.
Margaret-2nd we need to stop at 2 Kum-n-go's so that I can get 2 slices of pepperoni Pizza.
Margaret-Mom my stomach is going to be huge by the time we get home.
Me-I do think you are right. Next question
3rd-Margaret-When you get me up we have to go find out where PaPaw is hiding the cookies. Lol
Let the games be with Margaret, Papaw and cookies. It turned into a game of hide and seek. Guess who got to bring 2 bags of Oreos home? But we left Papaw with some donuts. Lol.
So we are in the way home. We have had Taco Mayo while we visited with grandma. QT- was my stop which I am glad we did as we had the pleasure of meeting some nice guys. TJ started talking to her and she smiled so big. Then we were trying to get her to tell him her name. I said her name was Margaret and another gentleman walking by turns and looks at her and said something "like your name is Margaret? My name was Margaret when I was a little girl! ". Her face was priceless. There are so many amazing people in this world. She loves when people talk to her. We just had our first Kum-n-go done. Little does she know our next stop will be our 2nd kum-n-go. Where hopefully Heather our old nurse will be since it is close to her house. Boy do we miss her. I am even looking forward to seeing her. Lol. It has been a long day. But we are making progress as we are crossing over into Missouri. Please pray that the rest of our trip is uneventful. Thanks for your support.
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Joanna Odom
By Joanna Odom
Margaret & you are Priceless! I love hearing from you ~~ reading your funny stories are so heartwarming~~ Love, hugs & prayers, Joanna
Jeanne Leder
By Jeanne Leder
I really enjoyed reading your story! So sweet! Margaret is such a character!
God's blessings!
Jeanne <><
Terri Green
By Terri Green
Hey Sherline. Glad Margaret is doing so well. Jesse is in the PICU at Hopkins with pneumonia and tracheitis. Ugh! I hate winter!
Love and prayers
Valerie Maples
By Valerie Maples
Praying for more fun and safe travels!