Thursday, March 09, 2006

We need your prayers


We had a horrible storm last night. With a very strong wind, and a mix of both snow and rain. Jared's best friend, Mike is a pilot. He called me last night at about 9pm that Mike was in a plane crash. The plane crashed in Powell River which is about 5 or 6 hours from Vancouver. The plane was trying to land. Mike tried to land one tim, couldn't then went back up and tried again. A huge gust of wind came, that was really strong flipped the plane over. There were two people in the plane, Mike the pilot and his co-pilot. The co-pilot did not make it. Mike was taken to Powell River hospital and then was transported by helicopter to Vancouver General for some scans and tests. Jared and I went there to meet his fiancee Jen, and lend our support anyway that we can. We got there just as he was being brought in. We were put into a private waiting room, while they worked on him and did a whole bunch of tests. We waited for a long while. He's completely out of it, doesn't know where he is, what happend, what is going on. But he is alive. Thank God!! We were at the hospital until about 4am. As of right now he is stable, has fractured both feet ann ankles. Fractured his lower verterbrae, broke some ribs, has a bruised eye and caved his cheekbone. But he is okay, all the scans and test came out good. No bleeding in his head or anywhere else, his heart and his blood pressure are normal. The doctors said that he will be pretty much be out of it for about a week, but that's normal and that the best thing for him right now is rest. Please think of Mike and his fiancee Jen, your prayers and thoughts. We need him for a very long time, which I know will be, but please think of them both and pray. We love him very much, he is the best friend that anyone could ask for. The two of them; Mike and Jen at our Engagement Party.

7 comments:

Jamie said...

Oh my God Val. How unbeleivably sad. I really, really hope that he pulls through ok. I'm so sad for the family of the co-pilot. Keep us updated Val, I'm really going to be thinking of you. A lot.

Hailey said...

Oh wow Val, that is so scary. The wind was crazy here too. Soo glad your friend is going to be okay but so sorry for the co-pilots fam too. I will defintely be thinking good thoughts your way.

kristi sauer said...

It sounds like it is a miracle that Mike is still alive! Prayers for a speedy recovery to him and thank goodness you guys are there to help support his fiancee as well. Hugs!

Kat said...

oh my god! wow, thast soooooo scary! i'm glad that he's going to be ok. thats horrible about the co-pilot. wow. defiently keeping you guys in my thoughts!!!

sarah said...

Oh my God Val!
How scary...and sad!
I will definately be praying for Mike's recovery...as well as the friends and family of his co-pilot.
Please keep us updated!

maria said...

Oh I'm so sorry about this! What a sad thing to go through! I will certainly keep you and your friends in my prayers.

April said...

that is AWFUL dude.
prayers for your friend to pull through.
im so sorry...

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