On Monday, February 1st, Hadley Reinert and her 5-year-old daughter Harper were in a sledding accident when their innertube spun unexpectedly and crashed into a tree. Miraculously, Harper is uninjured however Hadley suffered multiple injuries and is hospitalized in the ICU. She is recovering from a skull fracture, brain bleed and bruising, many broken ribs and fractures. The doctors are confident that she will ultimately make a full recovery, but she has a long road of rehab and therapy ahead.
Anyone who knows Hadley universally agrees she is the nicest person you’ve ever met! To know her is to love her, and we cannot be more grateful that the accident was not worse. She is a treasured wife, sister, daughter, mother and friend. She is always, even now, focused outward on how she can help or listen, on how she can be there for others and never asks for anything in return.
Due to Covid, Hadley has been furloughed since March. She has spent much of her time traveling to be a caretaker for her wonderful mother Lanelle who is suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease. In fact, Hadley had planned to go to Charleston this weekend to visit her mom, but will not be able to travel for some time to come. And because of New York travel restrictions, it is extremely difficult for friends and family to visit and provide support to Hadley. So this time of isolation will now be even more compounded for this dear family.
Christian has been wonderful throughout this journey while he juggles his job, caring for Harper, and navigating next steps for Hadley. He will really need support from friends in the days ahead, and it will be particularly hard on him and Harper to be separated from Hadley during her course of recovery.
It is our turn to return Hadley’s love, friendship and kindness! We will soon share updates on how you might be able to support the family through meals and other ideas like these:
- Send a card via postable (https://www.postable.com/cards/
) or mail one to 4700 Broadway, #4F, New York, NY 10040. We think Harper would love her own cards of encouragement too! We will update here with the Rehab facility information when available.
- Reach out to Christian or comment here about providing local support with errands/childcare.
- Post on here on her Caring Bridge Well Wishes link (https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/hadleyreinert/guestbook
- Coming soon: info on how to sign up to drop off a meal, or have food delivered
Hadley is such a bright and beautiful light in this world. We love her and are cheering her on as she recovers, and will be with her every step of the way.
Love and thanks from Hadley’s life-long friends,
Anna Kathryn, Heather and Cacey