Carol’s Story

Site created on December 16, 2019

Carol (Mom) had a fall down some stairs late Saturday night while visiting Jen in Johnston.  She has multiple rib fractures, a wrist fracture and injuries to several vertebrae.  She is currently recovering in Mercy Hospital in Des Moines.  

We are using this site to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. 

Newest Update

Journal entry by Jen C

Mom graduated from the Mercy Rehab Hospital and came back to my house this afternoon!!!  She was very excited!  

Katie arrived in town yesterday and we are looking forward to celebrating Mom's birthday tomorrow!  It will be fun to all be together for her special day.  

We are so grateful for the care and kindness she received during her time at Mercy.  She (of course) made friends with many people - both staff and patients.  😊

She will return to Arizona with Katie Wednesday morning...and is looking forward to the sun and seeing her friends.

While this journey was not what we had planned, we created special memories and experienced many blessings during Mom's "extended stay".  Thank you to everyone who sent cards, visited, prayed....our hearts are filled with gratitude.
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