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My Family

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

My Heart is Full

I found Stephanie Nielson's blog for a couple of years now, and she was consistently an inspiration to me. She always found joy in life and her family, and she did an excellent job sharing that joy with her blog readers.

A couple of weeks ago, she and her husband were in a plane crash and critically burned.

(It actually happened in my hometown, St. Johns, AZ.)

Stephanie and Christian have been in the hospital (Maricopa County Hosptal burn unit) and will remain there for many months, trying to recover from their burns and injuries.

Their four children are with extended family, and I cry every time I read about the transitions that are happening because of the joy and love that are being shown by and to the entire extended family.

If you read my blog, and haven't yet done so, you can donate to the Stephanie and Christian Nielson Recovery fund. (Their care is expected to cost well into the millions, with their insurance being maxed out soon).

If you'd like to follow their story, see C Jane Enjoy it.
On Courtney's blog there is a donate to NieNie button that allows you to donate directly through paypal. (I couldn't get it posted on here...I am sorry, I did try.)

Two other ways to donate are:
***Donate to the "Stephanie Nielson Fund" at any Wells Fargo.
***Donate at any Bank of America under the "Christian and Stephanie Nielson Rehab Fund."

Also, if you'd like to read about Stephanie and her family before the accident, click here.

1 comment:

Amy said...

Kristen
Thank you SO much for posting about her. We knew them in our last ward in Mesa. They're WONDERFUL.