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Nan
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I’ve just spoken to Sharon. She asked me to let you all know what’s been going on this week. This has been a very difficult few days for her. Four days ago – Wednesday 9/10… Her son, Todd, had a very severe auto accident as he was driving to work.

Todd has just now been taken out of intensive care and has a private hospital room, so she felt she could begin to share some of the details with you, her Passionate friends. On the freeway, en route to Vancouver, Todd skidded on a wet oil slick and lost control of his little sports car. He spun around and hit a pole on the passenger side of the vehicle, buckling it into an “L” shape that came within inches of killing him. Sharon herself was supposed to have been in the passenger seat, but had thankfully changed her mind at the last moment.

Todd has multiple external abrasions that have been stitched up, but his primary injury is to his brain. The front of his brain has actually been bruised on both the left and right sides, affecting his cognitive ability, decision-making, and his personality. This is far more severe than a simple concussion. No two head trauma incidences are alike, so there’s no way of predicting the outcome. His injury may be temporary or permanent… It may result in mild or severe cognitive limitations. It’s too soon to tell. All that Sharon can say at this point is that it’ll involve several months of rehabilitation.

Todd is sleeping more than not at this point – Not what the doctors want to see. They want him ambulatory ASAP to stimulate healing. If you can imagine this, Sharon threw a bit of a calculated tantrum in the hospital to ensure Todd’s being treated by the best doctor in the city (who was reportedly unavailable). She won, of course…

Although he’s aware of his family around him, Todd does have difficulty thinking. He can’t make decisions or think clearly. He’s had trouble remembering details and hasn’t been able to assimilate his place in his own family. He definitely wants “Mom” to be there beside him.

Sharon is on autopilot, my friends. We all know that Todd is her world. She’s doing what moms do in cases like this. She’s taken up a bedside vigil and certainly hasn’t been able to do much else. She’s not the “prayerful” type, but surely will accept any and all prayers and well wishes that we can muster up. I’d say that’s a pretty Passionate lot, wouldn’t you?

Here’s number one… God be with him, Sharon… He'll get well...

Loveya
Nancy



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My prayers are added here. I know we all want to let her know how we're feeling but I've avoided emailing her so she won't have to worry about answering until she's ready. I'm just here if she needs me....

I know he's going to be fine. God answers prayers and there a so many being sent to Him about Todd. I'm also praying for his wife, Brenda, and their girls. It's hard for the whole family at this time.

Thanks Nan...
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They have my paryers and well wishes for a full and speedy recovery for Todd and for rest and peace of mind for Sharon. (((HUGS)))

Thanks for sharing this with us, Nan. (((HUGS)))
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Prayers for Todd and well wishes for Sharon are on the way.
We do have a very powerful prayer circle here..as many have seen..
and many prayers have been answered.
We must think postively..I know Sharon will be.
Take care dear lady..stay close to your son Todd now.

Thank you Nan for letting us know..
and please keep us updated.
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Sharon, I so wish I could reach you to tell you how much your words to me meant and the prayers and the thoughts on dealing with tragedies...and my sister.
I will be thinking of your son and you and I know the strength you have will see you through all of this.

There are days when I am really down,but when I am, I will do double the praying for your family and mine...


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I have most certainly lifted Todd's name in prayer vigil~
Sincerely~
~*Marge*~

~*When the heart grieves over what it has lost,
the spirit rejoices over what it has left.
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It's an awful thing to go through...God Bless their family.  My prayers are with them.

"Vision without action is a daydream.  Action without vision is a nightmare." -Japanese Proverb
~ KS

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Sharon... my prayers and thoughts are with Todd, yourself and your family.

Thanks for letting us know Nan.

Maree.
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No words will do Sharon.

But you know I am praying.

Love you lady.

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Sharon, I wish I were close enough to give you a big hug. Know that I'm doing it in my mind. My prayers are definitely headed your way and I know that you, being you, will accept nothing less than a complete recovery! I'm here for you, my friend
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Thank you for informing us Nan.

And Sharon My prayers and thoughts are with you, your son and your family.
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Yes...constant prayers and lots of love.
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Sharon, you know we've been there since day one...there's nothing you can't ask...and miracles to behold.  There is a certain strength in numbers, and you've got them.
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Dear Sharon: I didn't know what had happened until today, but I am praying from now on for Todd and for the rest of your family, yourself included. I'm so sorry to learn of what you are going through. You will be in my thoughts every day!

My oldest son had to have surgery on Friday and my husband dislocated his knee on Tuesday, so I have not been able to spend much time here.  will try to check in every day now.

Love
Betty Lou

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Sharon,

You have tried to be there for so many including myself when we needed someone. Please know that now my friend, I am here praying for you and your son, Todd as well as his family.

                      Dawn
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Sharon,
So very sorry to hear about this.
I wish we could send a delegation to provide support.
You know that all of us here are thinking about you and hoping for the best for your son.
Be thankful that you can be there for him now.

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Sharon,

my prayers are with you and your son.  Your strength with keep him strong. God bless you both.
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I'm praying that when the swelling subsides, Todd will bounce back good as new.

My love and well-wishes to Sharon and her family. This must be a very difficult time for them all and I will keep them all in my prayers.

Love & Healing Light,
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Oh my, I just now read this, and am stunned.
I will keep Sharon and Todd, and his wife and two daughters in my thoughts.  

[This message has been edited by Midnitesun (09-16-2003 10:15 AM).]

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Sharon..you know you and your son and family are in my thoughts and I have seen Passion's prayers at work.     Thank you, Nan for posting this.
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Sharon, you and your family are in my prayers, may God bless all of you by helping Todd recover from his injuries.

~ becky
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know prayers and thoughts  are with you and Todd and hope everything gets better say by day

hugs Hope
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mine as well

shalom
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This is my son, his wife, and two girls.


I can't thank all of you enough for these kinds words, and tonight I think I needed to see these.  Today was the 4th day after his accident, and according to the doctor the very worst in this type of accident, as it was the "peak swelling" day.  Todd was in severe pain, and extremely withdrawn today.  He is having cognitive troubles and drifts in and out of making sense, and can't seem to stay awake at all, and this is not good.  Tomorrow they will try to keep him awake longer somehow, and get him up to the chair or on a walker. Bruising a brain is serious business, and it is going to take some time to get him back to us the way he was I am sure, but I have my entire lifetime to wait, and so does his family and we are positive he will make it back.  I am hopeful with this new doctor he will progress much faster.  He does have CT scans every day and sometimes twice a day to make sure the swelling is at least the same, or going down, as well as MRI's.  I just wish someone would say something really positive, well maybe tomorrow.  Next week some of his stitches will come out so less bandages, etc. will be nice.

Again, thank you so kindly, and I will see that my daughter-in-love sees these lovely prayers and thoughts too, as she too has a large circle of friends praying for Todd.

Kacy - Todd is going to be 100% you just watch!

Maureen - You hang in there you hear, and love that sister all you can, even if she says to go away!       

[This message has been edited by Mysteria (09-15-2003 02:31 AM).]

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