Jul 16, 2018 Latest post:
12 hours ago
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 your support and prayers. Every prayer and every outpouring of love and support continues to strengthen our family and help us through at this most difficult time.
Rachel has blossomed into such an incredibly beautiful and loving young woman. She has a deep devotion to Christ. Her boyfriend Josh is our rock, he’s the shining light our family needs, and we’re so thankful for his strength and devotion to loving Rachel and our family.
Thursday night Rachel was the back passenger in a vehicle with two other friends. A construction zone in Madras, OR caught the driver off guard. Brakes didn’t work effectively and their vehicle struck a stopped truck, followed by a collision into oncoming traffic. The driver and front passenger were discharged shortly after the accident. Rachel remains in critical condition, waivering between a medically induced coma and a coma of her body’s own doing.
Rachel is an incredible light in our family and community of friends. Right now- we need to be her light.
Our family is asking for photos with Rachel, herself or with friends and/or Family. In addition cards filled with positivity and uplifting words to read to her. Stories of adventures or beautiful places we can read to her as well. Anything to help us bring her light and let her know we are with her.
Gift cards, especially Visa type, are welcome and encouraged. Our mother is annotating every prayer group, church, state, and country where Rachel is being prayed for. Please feel free to leave comments letting us know she is being loved on and prayed for throughout the world.
Thank you everyone for continuing to love on our family at this time. It doesn’t go unnoticed.
For those not in the immediate family or surrogate family members, please hold off and calls and text messages at this time. Our family needs a chance to rest, and to seek a new sense of normalcy.