Myrna Martin-Torres Myrna Martin-Torres

First post: Aug 9, 2019 Latest post: Sep 25, 2019
Welcome to our 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. Thank you for visiting.

On Tuesday, July 30, Myrna was seriously injured in an accident.  As a pedestrian in the parking lot of Walmart, she was struck by a car whose driver had lost control.  Her injuries resulted from being pinned between two cars and then run over.  It was a terrifying experience for Myrna and her brother,  who was with her.  Myrna was taken to the Abington Memorial Hospital Trauma Center. 

Myrna will tell you that she began to pray.  She will tell you that she accepted the possibility that God would take her life,  but begged God to live.  She will tell you she is at peace and thankful for each day she has been given since the event. She remains surrendered to God's plan for her life,  and encouraged by the progress she makes each day.  She has a long recovery ahead. 

Myrna sustained multiple fractures in her right shoulder, arm, and leg.  She has fractures in her pelvis and 4 ribs, and a lacerated liver.  There is significant pain related to swelling.  To date, she has had  3 surgeries.  Two focused on her leg and ankle, and one to begin the repair of should and arm.  Following her most recent surgery, she experienced a minor heart attack. She was relieved that the cardiac cath procedure had good results.   The stress related to all of these events has been tremendous. 

She is aware and alert, and able to interact with her doctors and care givers, as well as visitors who have come to see her.  She has the constant support of her son and brother,  who have been at her side since she arrived at the hospital.  

We hope that this Caring Bridge will help to streamline the communication of updates and progress reports,  as well as minimize the need to repeat information to her many concerned friends, family and co-workers.  We hope you will take a minute to send Myrna a note of encouragement and check back often to see how she is progressing.  

As of the writing of this first entry, she is in ICU.  She can have visitors during limited hours, but is not yet ready to field a lot of calls or text messages.  For this reason, we encourage you to use this site to share your thoughts, prayers, words of encouragement and love.  She can read it as she is able, or have it read to her by friends who visit. 

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