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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!

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We got home about 1:30 yesterday and things were busy. Margaret did pretty good for the most part and then about 9ish she started crying saying her back hurt. Finally got her in bed which was kind of a challenge because her restrictions are that she can not sit straight up. We are supposed to use the back of her TLSO for Transfer but in order to get it on and off you have to put her straight up... so we are working on it.

She slept really well until about 5 am and her alarms started going off non stop. Her heart rate was very high, she had 102.4 temp. So I got her meds in her and she slept for a little while. So far this morning she seems to be ok other than everyone is busy so I am trying to take care of her and get some things done.

We did find out that Margaret will be out of school at this point until January.

I will keep you posted as I can. Please continue to pray for her to continue to heal and get better. Praise God Brooklyn gets to go home today. Not sure if Lily has gotten to go home yet. Have a great day and God Bless.
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Micki Meyer
By Micki Meyer
Baby steps = Big Steps
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Nellie Oliver
By Ron and Nellie Oliver
Saying prayers for Margaret and for all of you that God will give you strength to do what you have to do. Love you all. Wish you didn't live so far from us.
Jeanne Leder
By Jeanne Leder
So glad you're home, and we'll be praying that things will settle down for Margaret, and that her healing will go well. God be with and bless you all!

With love in Christ,
Jeanne <><
Valerie Maples
By Valerie Maples
I know missing the month of holidays at school is a bummer, but maybe Margaret can Skype or classmates (as appropriate) can come visit. Holiday carolers or a cookie exchange could be fun, too!

Continuing to pray daily!
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