Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Family Update

Out of the ashes............. Slowly, slowly, we are starting to rebuild the lives of my son and his family. Toby and Jodie are still in the burn center at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Toby has burns to 20% of his body, (his entire back and shoulders), Jodie has a broken foot and her lungs were burned from breathing smoke and flames. Both of them will be fine but burn recovery is a slow process. Since there is no insurance, either medical or for their home, they are in a very bad way. But, with the help of family, friends, and the community, it will be okay. When a tragedy of this magnitude strikes it really hits a cord with people because it could happen to any one of us. The day that the fire happened all the local news channels were there so it created lots of interest and of course people wanted to help...and they have. Unfortunately though, a story like this is forgotten rather quickly and you have to try and think of new ways to get attention and help for your family. It's been a challenge and will remain a challenge for some time. It's always been hard for me to ask for help. Well, I guess that's what I'm doing right now, asking for your help. We are of course still pleading for cash donations. Either here or at any Wells Fargo bank nationwide. "Wall/Spencer Donation" acct. And our local news has set up this donation link through their "Problem Solvers" program:
You will have to click "if other" and then type in "Wall/Spencer family" or "Everett fire family" something like that so they know where you would like your donation to go.

1 comment:

one-eared pig said...

Thank you for the update. I will continue to keep your family in my thoughts.