Good luck, Tere. We wish the best for you. Keep up the good attitude.
For anyone that wants to help, here are links to the fundraisers that
Tere's friends and family have set up:Donations:http://fundly.com/btereslegs5K Fun Run & BBQ:http://btereslegs.eventbrite.comFacebook General Info Page:http://www.facebook.com/btereslegsThanks again for everyone's
support! This means so muchto Tere and her family.
Very tragic story of a huge risk and gamble taken.Unfortunately she
can't undo the risk she took and it will affect the rest of her life. I hope this serves as a warning too all others, myself included.
Hope she recovers quickly. Sad to hear such news.
JWB and Kathy, those are kind of hurtful comments. Surprised someone would post
something discouraging rather than encouraging to her. I think people (myself
included) want to find a "cause" or "blame" to insure that such
won't happen to us. But, worse things have happened in more mundane
activities. I find the sparkle in her eyes absolutely charming. Sure, it
won't always be there and she will have sorrow and regret that we can only
imagine. But... I have known people completely able bodied who can't find
peace or happiness. And I have family members who are able bodied but tormented
by depression and anxiety. And, I've been in a tree or two. I wish for
her the best. And maybe this is my own "defense mechanism" trying to
make sense of this but I envision her with a happy, full and productive life.
Best wishes on your recovery. May the Lord bless you and your family through
this trial. Get Well Soon.
As a father, husband, grandfather, and just a person living on this earth with
responsibility to warn others. This is a sad situation for this young lady full
of potential but people, especially young people think that they are not going
to be hurt by their actions. This is a sad situation for all and after dealing
with injured people or fatalities professionally for decades, it is hard to
convince people they are not indestructible. We have laws to protect people at
work, at amusement parks, schools and other locations such as in
"reality" shows.I would picture Tere will warn others in the
future of this type of activity. The people that put on this Hunger game
activity should also be warned of their potential involvement. They saw the
results but we live in a world where the human body is not indestructible but is
destructible. No father wants someone to get hurt. This is a
warning for others that participate in "reality" type of activities that
the actors in any movie have all kinds of protection for their apparent
infallibility and reality actions they take, which are not real or unprotected.
The article is just an explicit warning
Blessings of healing, support and protection are sent to Tere, her family and
friends. The Lord will keep you and I am impressed with Tere's sweet
acquiesence to wait on His will and see how He will use her. This is sad on
many levels, but a blessing that it wasn't much worse.The
support of her community is also an inspiration and example for all. A definite
blessing from our Father. Thank you for the links.A follow-up report is
anticipated, after the initial support may wane. Please let us know of
addresses where we can send greetings, also. Thank you for high-lighting
Tere's story so many more can keep her in prayer, too. ("Joni and
Friends" Ministry is also another good source for prayers and lots of
tangible support, due to her life-changing accident as a young athelete.)
Tere's family, pease contact Neuroworx in South Jordan. They are a rehab
clinic for spinal cord injuries.
@OnlytheCross"This is sad on many levels, but a blessing that it
wasn't much worse."It would have been a blessing had it not
happened, especially a returned missionary who is entitled to blessings. Spin
it any way you want.Again, my condolences go out to this girl.
Dang that is sad! Maybe she'll be one of those with a miracle recovery,
Agree with the "warning" comments. People really need to think before
they do things. This young lady looks like she's got a pretty good attitude
- and that will help her better than medicine. I sincerely hope she is either
able to make a good recovery, or be happy. Given that she just got off a
mission, I think she will be just fine. I wish her and her family luck and
What is happening with the youth of today? Why in the world would ANYONE want
to take any moment of their life to play a "mock" Hunger Games? Are
people even thinking about whatthe Hunger Gamesis about and how really sick the
concept of it is?
This article could have been written very differently and I'd bet my next
paycheck that most of the comments would be very different. Mexican citizen in
the US engages in risky behavior, breaks her back, has no insurance and our
hospitals, doctors, etc. are providing care. Leave out the fact that she is an
RM. Now all of these nicey nicey comments would evaporate. Why does the fact
that she is an RM, but still getting uninsured medical treatment here taint the
perspective so much! Should it?
The youth are fantastic! Let’s not make this into something more than it
is; a very unfortunate accident that took place with a bunch of great young
people having fun. Don’t get too caught up in the “Hunger
Games” idea behind their endeavor. I’m guessing it resembled
“American Ninja Warrior” and “Tag” more than the movie
your concerned about. The only lesson here is, accidents happen, and sometimes
bad things happen to good people. The greater focus should be placed on her
emotional, spiritual, and physical recovery. It sounds like she’s got
most of this in place already, and just needs the support of her family,
friends, and community. Not a bunch of “I told you that was
dangerous” philosophers. Part 1
Part 2 - I would like to think that we all get the concept that increased risk
can sometimes lead to unwanted consequences. But come on, some of my greatest
experience took place while rock climbing and repelling with my boys, coaching
their football teams, and watching my daughter in gymnastics. My point being,
there are lots of things we do that aren’t as safe as sitting on our sofa
watching movies and eating crackers (sarcasm here, I actually enjoy a good movie
and Cheetos), but life if often made better by experiencing these opportunities
with the people you love and enjoy being with. Sounds to me like that’s
exactly what she was doing, and my bet is she’ll recover and enjoy a great
life.Best wishes Tere!
My heart goes out to this young lady and her friends. This was nothing more and
nothing less than a tragic accident, happening when a group of fine young people
were having fun. I am sure that the prayer and financial support she will get
and is getting now, will serve to be a great comfort to her and her family. My
prayers and good wishes go out to Teri and her family.
Too many are talking about the terrible risk she took. She climbed a tree. She
had climbed other trees before. She wasn't going to leap from tree to tree
like Rue. Tree climbing is less risky then driving. I wish her a speedy
The article should serve as a warning against what? Don't climb trees?
C'mon people, it was a sad accident that happened during a game, and the
game was innocent enough: breaking crackers to signal you're out.
It's not like they were shooting arrows at each other. I broke my ankle
once playing a game of tag. Should we should be warned against playing tag?
Sheesh. Maybe we should all sit home on our couches and never do anything
because they're soft and don't hurt.That being said, sorry
to hear about the accident, but love the attitude in facing a tragedy. Very
Wow - even in her hospital bed she looks like one of the most beautiful girls
I've ever seen. Seems like she has a great attitude, I hope she recovers
quickly.Tere ojalá que recupere pronto!