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.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Week Nine

This week has resulted in severe facial pain for Lenny. He saw the doctor and they took X Rays and started him on 2 new medications to help dull the nerve pain and an antibiotic just in case there is any infection starting. We hope to find out more next week on what is causing the pain and any chance of it getting better.

As you read last week the doctor told Lenny no standing on his legs until we see him again on July 13th. Lenny started therapy at Casa Colina and because of his weight bearing status his OT therapist just pretty much gave up on him. She said there was no point in working with him if he can't stand, which I was pretty much disappointed in. They could have helped strengthen his arms more, but they are the experts. His PT has changed to be pool therapy which he starts next week until he can put pressure on his legs again.

It is so amazing to see how far he has came since we got home. He is pretty self sufficient now for most things with his electric scooter which gets him all around the house. His head and leg incisions are about 90% healed and now we are working on moving the scars around to make sure the scar tissue gets broken up.

With the neck collar off now he has starting growing back his goatee, which makes him very happy, so right now he is all scruffy growing back all that hair! He also started stretching his ears again to get those earring back in. How nice it feels to be getting back to normal!

Other then that just another week of healing has passed which is Fantastic!

Now if I can transfer your prayers to Alaina's son Noah for the next weeks ahead. He is going in for his Bone Marrow Transplant on July 1st with a 40% chance of success rate, so he really needs your prayers!

Love, Lenny and Nancy


  1. Marianne HerreraJune 24, 2010 at 7:55 PM

    I love you so much my Nancy always thinking of others. I pray Noah does well with his transplant. You and Lenny are so in my thoughts I hope that one day soon I will hear that all of Lennys pain is gone. He definitely doesnt deserve to be in this kind of pain. Take care Nancy I miss you so much.


  2. Good luck to Noah and I'm so glad things are progressing! Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers.

    gg in az