The Accident

On 4/16/2010 at approximately 10 to 10:15pm, my Lenny was involved in a serious boating accident. There were 6 occupants of the boat, all were injured. Both Lenny and his best friend Jakie sustained life threatening injuries and were airlifted to trauma centers, Jakie to Las Vegas, Lenny to Phoenix.

I received a call at 1:45am informing me of the accident. I then spent the next 2 hours trying to find him and find out what happened. After calling two hospitals I found Jakie, and then called his mom and she took it from there. I still couldn't find Lenny, so I called the Lake Havasu Police and they got back to me in about a half an hour telling me he was in Phoenix and that the social worker would be calling me soon. Next came the longest 20 minutes of my life. Waiting to hear....

Lenny sustained the following injuries - Completely fractured face from the upper jaw to above the eyes, broken neck, broken ribs, collapsed lungs, and severely broken legs. I couldn't believe what I was hearing. I spent the next several minutes rallying friends and getting to YiYi (that is what Lenny calls his sister). We all headed to Phoenix and below I will update you on his condition, how we are holding up, and have a way to communicate with you to keep you updated and be able to answer your questions and be able to get the support we so desperately need from all the wonderful people that love him.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Week Four - Monday

Hello all, This is Lenny's sister Mishell, Yi Yi for those who know Lenny. I returned to Phoenix last night and it was so wonderful to see Lenny doing so well, Nancy has been staying in the rehab hospital with Lenny since he was transferred and she has not been getting much sleep. I thought that now that I was back, She could get some sleep. Lenny and I had to run her out of the hospital and force her to go back to the hotel and sleep. She was so worried that she was going to miss something. I can not say enough about her love and devotion for my dear brother. We are so lucky to have her in our life. I thank God for her everyday. Nancy has asked me to write the blog tonight since she was resting most of the day. So here goes.

Lenny is in great spirits and is focused on getting home to California. He had  Physical Therapy this morning and he did great. I am very proud of him for working so hard even though I could see the pain on his face, He kept going. It is amazing to see how well he can move his broken legs. What a tough guy.


His Speech Therapy also went well, It is wonderful to see that his mind is working great. He does not have any problem at all. They are just watching to make sure that his brain was not injured.

Last was his Occupational Therapy, he was clearly tired from the long day but still gave it his all. He is making great progress and he will be home before we know it. I finally got him back into bed at around 4:30. He was looking forward to the Laker game tonight. Thank goodness they are winning at the moment. Nancy got back to the hospital at around 5:30 and brought us Red Robin for dinner, Yummy.

I was so worn out from our long day that I went back to the hotel for some rest. I do not know how Nancy does it. She is Super Woman as for as I am concerned. I am and have always been a Nancy fan.

I want to thank each and everyone of you again for all the love and prayers and gifts that you have send our way. We will never forget it. We would not have been able to make it as well without all the support from our family and friends. I am sure that Nancy will be back blogging again tomorrow.

Good night all. We love you so much, Lenny, Nancy, and Yi Yi

6 comments:

  1. I am so so glad Nancy that you went to rest! So well deserved. Yiyi I'm sure you are glad to be back with Lenny. You are amazing women. I wish daily that I could hug you all.

    Lenny I'm so proud of all your hard work! You amaze me everyday that I read the blog. Your mind is 100% there, I thank God daily for that. Keep up the hard work and you are going to be back home. I'm sure the "dog" and kitties are missing you like crazy. I'm sure you miss them just as much if not more.

    I wanted to get somethings in the mail for you guys today, unfortunately my health challenges had other plans and I ended ip in bed all day. As soon as I have a good day, I'll let you know as soon as it happens.

    Love and many hugs to all of you! Looks like your Lakers are making it happen tonight! They are rocking it! Enjoy!

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  2. Lenny, Nancy and Yi Yi,

    I am so glad the three of you are together again. Support is key in these moments. My friend Dan that Nancy knows about is finally out of the hospital. It gives me great hope to know that he made it threw and so will Lenny. They have almost the same exact injuries.

    Nancy, now that Yi Yi is back it's time to take your time and get rest. Don't get run down or sick because you are doing EVERYTHING. Yi Yi and you can take turns.

    Keep up the great work ladies. Hope to see you all VERY, VERY soon.

    Love Jen and Al

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  3. Lenny this is JR I hope Nancy is updating you on the comments we are all here waiting for you to come back and hoping your doing alright. Lakers swept Utah in case you didnt know were all praying for you so keep your head up. You have a great chick that doesnt want anything worse to happen. Nor do we. I hope this doesnt effect your poker game because I'd have to start taking your money woop woop lol..just reminding you were here for you.. talk to you later bro rest up..LAKKKERRRRRS

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  4. Marianne HerreraMay 11, 2010 at 6:26 PM

    Nancy:
    I am so happy Lenny and Mishell had you go back to the hotel and get some rest. Knowing you that was probably a very hard thing for you to do. I hope today was as productive for Lenny as the past few have been. Tell Lenny I pray for the both of you daily and hope you return home soon. I love you and cant wait to read your blog in the morning so that I know you both are ok.

    Love to you both,
    Mom

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  5. I'm thinking that Gnome is working overtime! Since the Lakers are now only 8 games away from the championship... I'm just a little torn, because they are playing the Suns and I'm gonna be the odd one out here in AZ rootin for my Lakers!! So, glad Lenny is doing so well! Glad that YiYi is back!!

    Love you.. Melisa

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  6. LENNY, ITS GINGER ALL I DO IS PLAY THAT VOICE MAIL OVER AND OVER YOU LEFT ME HOURS BEFORE THE CRASH! I WILL NEVER LET A STUPID THING LIKE WHAT HAPPEND AT ASS HOUSE TO EVER COME BETWEEN OUR FREINDSHIP AGAIN! I CANT WAIT TILL YOU COME HOME!I TOLD YOU YEARS AGO NANCY WAS THE BEST THING FOR YOU!AND GUESS WHAT I WAS RIGHT YOU AND ALL OF US ARE SO HAPPY YOU HAVE HER AND YI YI SEE YU SOON XOXOX G

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