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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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Prayers Needed Please

Good afternoon,

Ok this Lung issue is not going so well. We did get another antibiotic yesterday. We are trying a new nebulizer med since the one we need insurance won't cover. We are currently working on that problem. It is so aggravating when you have a medicine that works why does insurance do that to you. It is so frustrating. I am having a hard time keeping her oxygen up even while on Oxygen. Please say some prayers that she doesn't get worse. Today she is not wanting to eat or drink.

Thanks for the prayers.  God Bless and have a great day.


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Karen Kabelis
By Karen Kabelis
Sending lots of prayers your way! Keep the faith!!!
Doug Maples
By Doug Maples
I am on a ventilator with the tracheostomy we are always trying to keep the sats up above 95. usually that is not much of a problem, but one reason is because we constantly hydrate through my G-tube. I truly believe this is one of the most under used sources of health, for people of any age. If you have a G-tube, I recommend using It and keep fluids going.with G-tube, you don't have to worry about appetite for food or water..
I will keep the prayers coming.
Debbie Longanecker
By deb
I stopped by around 11:15 this morning. She looked like she didn't feel good. Very quiet...not talkative like usual....although she told me she had no idea where you were Sherline!!...lol...we had a short visit because I had to get Kenna from school at 11:45...hope the meds kick in fast and knock this stuff. Love ya guys!!
Valerie Maples
By Valerie Maples
When Doug gets like that, we give more water or even formula through his g-tube. If you aren't eating and drinking enough, you will get sick and dehydrate easily in winter, especially. Hugs and prayers from Mississippi!
Melissa McDuffie
By Melissa McDuffie
Sharon MacSweyn
By Sharon MacSweyn
Praying for Margaret's lungs and for the whole family....I can't imagine how frustrating it must be...I am Lynn Mullenax's sister from Canada, but have kept up with all Margaret and your family have been going through. I can't believe insurance won't continue to cover a med she needs and was working! I thought that was what Obama care was all about. GRRRR.
I sure don't understand it, but I know One who does, and He is aware of all that is going on....but I still must be so hard when you see things like this happening, tough not to get down, but remember always, He will never leave you or forsake you, and as the Bible says :He's the glory and the lifter of your head... We are sure praying about the whole situation with her lungs, the meds, and that sore,,, that the Lord will heal. God bless you Sheriline....You have been on a very tough journey, and do pray nothing makes it any tougher...
Donna Mulenax-Taylor
By Donna Mulenax-Taylor
Praying for you, Margaret! {{{Hugs}}}
Carmen Fairley
By Carmen Fairley
Deborah Vierdag
By Deborah Vierdag
Margaret has been in my prayers since the accident. I will say some extra ones for her lungs. Hugs to your sweet, adorable little girl. Her smile, her strong will and her accomplishments are amazing. God bless you Margaret and God bless your family.
donna schielack
By donna schielack
prayers remain