Shannon is a wonderful and amazing 19 year old woman with the brightest future. On Monday, January 7th. 2013 at 6:35pm she was hit by a car while crossing the street. This terrible event occurred on her first day back from winter break at Quincy university where she just completed her first semester of college. The impact caused Shannon to obtain a severe head injury which has put her into an extremely critical condition. She has been unresponsive since the event and her injury is so bad that we were informed that an injury like this is not recoverable in any way, but she is young and strong and has a strong faith which will prove them wrong.
A year ago today at this time. My husband and myself were on one of the longest drives of our lives. From our home to Quincy which is about 5 1/2 to 6 hours away. We had no idea if when we arrived there if our oldest daughter Shannon would be alive or dead due to her being hit by a car while walking across the street. We were told that there was nothing that was going to done for her since her injury was one that is not one that people survive. I asked to please try. Beacuse of Gods wishes they did and I am now living with a miracle. Shannon is functional. She walks, eats and trys her best to communicate with others. She laughs sings and tries to be silly. She loves to see people if only for a little while. She like to go places again for a little while. For the first 6 months after the accident there was not a lot of progress but it then seemed to click. Walking/ no need for the wheel chair/ eating/ no need for the feeding tube/. We now work on little improvements at time hopefully with more prayer, work and love she will increase that skill as well. We as a family are so gratfeul for the prayers, the help, the support, the love and donations to Shannons fund raising account. It has been a long hard year and we know that 2014 will be more hard work, but with all of you out there keeping Shannon in your thoughts and prayers that will help our family and Shannon get through it. Again thanks so much for all that you have done. We grow strength from this site as well as the Friends of Shannon Peters facebook page. Another update will be out in January due to the potential of being discharged from therapy? What will be next?