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9/3/2016 Latest post:
As many of you already know London, Jessica, and myself(Millicent) were in a terrible car wreck with one other car and a 18 wheeler on the way home from Greensboro on August 24th. Although I only suffered from a broken toe a few cuts and bruises, and my best friend Jessica will slowly but surely have a full recovery after surgery from a broken femur then my worst nightmare came true after learning my big sister London has several cuts all over her head, face and body, a broken shoulder, several broken ribs, along with her back (T10) which has left her paralyzed from the waist down. We are incredible lucky that she only fractured her neck, a break could have left her in much worse conditions than she is in now. We all had someone watching over us for all of us even surviving such a terrible wreck. London and Jessica were air lifted from the scene and I arrived at UNC hospital shortly after. London spent 10 days at UNC's hospital for a 5 hour back surgery and some recovery time. After such a great number of prayers, texts, calls and visitors we had to move on to the next step and that was where to take her from Chapel Hill. My family and I wanted the absolute best place for my sister to do her rehab and with many suggestions for Shepard in Atlanta and after looking at the ranking we decided we wanted her at Shepherd and only Shepherd. When we applied it was a such a blessing that three beds had come available that day and in only 7 hours they were taken and one of those was for London. She has had such a great and positive attitude and is ready to start learning how to be independent. Me and my sisters could not have asked for better parents. My mom has barely left her side and my dad has been here with us every step of the way. She and my mom were flown here and arrived September 2 and September 3rd me and my family have moved here to Atlanta while London is here at Shepherd. We know family, friends,and her awesome boyfriend Nolan will be visiting her to make her feel like we never even left Greenville. We have appreciated all the prayers, love, and support along with our town coming together from having a prayer vigil in our honor and also everyone for making #Love4London bracelets, t-shirts, stickers, and pink bows to help us raise money. Our cousin, Macey Hill even started a GoFundMe page that we are just so thankful for such amazing people to help us out with everything! I am creating this so all of you can check in on London's progress here at Shepherd because I know she will do amazing things and wow us all. Thanks for reading and following along with our journey - Millicent Godley