Tonight we are ready to share some details with you about the condition of Jessie, Jaime and Steven.
Jessie- Jess does have a spinal cord injury. At this point in time she has limited movement in both her arms and legs. One of her legs was broken in many places, and the other had quite a bit of muscle damage.
Jaime and Steven both have very similar injuries to one another. Their legs and pelvis’ were both broken in many locations and they both have other injuries to their internal organs. There is some concern that each of them may have a brain injury of some form, but we won’t know the degree of injury for some time. Both Jaime and Steven are still on ventilators and feeding tubes.
These three are in very, very serious condition and the road to recovery is going to be long and difficult. We are thankful that all three have great medical insurance, but there are going to be significant costs beyond what the insurance will cover. We are still in the process of setting up a memorial fund, but getting it set up has been more challenging than we anticipated. We hope to have that finalized very soon. Please continue to check this blog regularly. I am also working out a few details for the vigil that I’m hoping to be able to share tomorrow.So many of you have asked if you can help by making a meal. We are at a point now where we are ready to accept these generous offers. Those of us who spend our days (and nights) at the hospital would be very blessed to be able to come home and spend time with our loved ones rather than spend time making dinner. If you are interested in helping in this way, please contact Karin Costa at firstname.lastname@example.org. Karin is a dear friend and neighbor of the Owen family, and she is coordinating the receiving of these meals for us. There are no allergies that you need to be aware of, and meals that could be frozen would be especially helpful. We sincerely thank you for wanting to help in this way.Our phones, email accounts, and the blog are full to the brim of messages of love and encouragement from not only those who knew and loved the Owen family, but also our own loved ones who are checking in on us. Please know that we deeply appreciate your love and concern and that we read your messages, but responding to them is nearly impossible given the circumstances and the intensity of the situation we’re in right now. We will contact you if there is something we need, but otherwise you probably won’t hear back from us. Thank you, again, for all of the love and prayers you are covering the Owen/Reed/Mayer/Bellin family with right now. We are so very grateful.