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, July 26, 2010

Can you believe it has been 14 weeks!

So here we are, 14 weeks since the accident. It is almost hard to believe that so long ago I was writing the most difficult things in a time I never thought I would make it through.

Lenny is doing WONDERFUL. He is walking with a cane as he can. Some days are better then others, but it really is a gift to see him walk.

The facial pain seems to be under control with the Neurontin, and we are waiting for his referral to UCLA to repair the eyelid that won't close.

We are doing great, happier then ever. This whole ordeal has really taught us both a lesson about life. Number one lesson, there will never ever ever be alcohol involved with boating, AT ALL!

Our biggest struggle through all of this is financial of course. With Lenny not working we are drowning. We have enough to pay bills, but his medical expenses are killing us. How can there be a co-pay due for EVERYTHING! But in the light of things with everything we have made it through we will get through this. I am working as much as I possibly can trying to earn every penny possible, and Lenny just needs to focus on getting better.

Thank you again to all of you out there, we couldn't have gotten this far without you.

Lenny and Nancy

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