Alyson Lighthart | CaringBridge

Alyson Lighthart

First post: 4/11/2017 Latest post: 4/27/2017
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. It looks like it will be a simpler way to keep family and friends updated in one place (moving away from Judy's email updates).

So what happened: On March 16th I was coming home from a meeting on my motorcycle, and was hit by a Range Rover making a "dangerous left turn" into the McDonald's at NE Columbia and NE MLK.  She didn't see me until she hit me (dead center on my left leg with the leading corner (lights and bumper) of the Range Rover) and I went over her front end and landed on the sidewalk entrance to McDonald's (shattering the right femur too). Both legs are broken, my left leg in six places. The rest of me is essentially fine. 

 I was at Legacy Emanuel Hospital for almost four weeks, and have had six surgeries so far. I was enormously lucky to be transported to that hospital--the surgical team did amazing work, and the nurses all took great care of me. Plus it's in North Portland, where it was fairly easy for people to come visit me.  

On Wednesday 12 April I transferred to a rehab facility at Laurelhurst Village in SE Portland.  Here I will learn how to get out of bed on my own. And walk. And do laundry. 😊

The outpouring of love and support I've gotten from people these last few weeks has been... well I think it's really a big part of how I'm healing so quickly.

Thank you!

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