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8/9/2017 Latest post:
Welcome to Beth's CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. We ask for prayers of healing for Beth, comfort for the familes and especially for Adam and Gordon as they travel this long, dark, unknown road with the help of family, friends but most important of all God's loving hand. Thank you for visiting.
Beth is a beautiful, 30 year old woman who could make you laugh until you cried, hug pain and sorrow away, and make you feel like you were the most special person to her. She loved to dance especially with the love of her life, Adam. Watching her mature into an amazing mother was a joy to behold. Gordon, their 16 month old son, is the apple of her eye and she loves him with all her heart. She often told me she felt so blessed. Beth and Adam were the picture of how you imagine a loving home to be. She was a person of strong faith who turned to God in times of joy, sorrow and trials. She had unwavering faith and trust in Him to do what is right and just.
On Friday, August 4, 2017 Beth and Adam headed off for a spontaneous motorcycle trip to the Black Hills for a quick weekend get away. Our lives were changed forever when we got the call at 0450, "Beth has been hit." Her father looked at me, pale and shaken, as we tried to process what we just learned. Our little girl was in a life threatening situation.
A car swerved into her, almost head on. She was thrown into the ditch. Her left leg was shattered and she sustained major brain damage. Though she was wearing a full helmet, the force of landing caused her brain to get shaken so badly that tears were formed in her brain. Her life was saved by Adam's training and ability to apply first aid.
She was rushed to University Hospital in Madison. They were able to stabilize her leg and bleeding but she remained unconscious.
Throughout this we have been blessed. They were only 5 minutes from home, Adam had the knowledge and skill to save her, they were close to University Hospital with very skilled professionals, we have an amazing group of friends and family who support us through prayers, hugs, gifts, and presence, and family that pulls together to do what is needed.
August 15, 2017.......Beth remains unconscious but fairly stable. Despite trying their best, there was too much soft tissue damage to the heel pad that we needed to make the unthinkable, difficult decision to have her leg amputated below the knee. Though difficult, we feel that this is what Beth would want for comfort and quality of life.