August 31 was a nightmare day for our friends The Shrefflers. As I was sitting at a baseball game in OKC, the text messages started to pour in… Lilee had been hit by a car; Lilee is being flown to OKC; Lilee…
Our beautiful sweet Lilee thrown into the air as a car hit her going over 55mph. It was unthinkable. Her head was split open; they worried about brain swelling. Road rash, broken femur, cracked pelvis, cracked vertebrate in her neck…
I remember reading her aunt’s facebook post and just crying:
“Please Pray for my sister Jessica Shreffler daughter 12 yr old Lilee Shreffler!!! She was hit by a car going 55 mph last night as she was throwing out the trash and went flying into the air then skid across the road!! She was knocked unconscious lying in a pool of blood!! Pray for 10yr old Laurellai Rose Shreffler too for she saw the whole thing happen and didn’t know if her sister was dead or alive!! (She also saw her 2 yr old baby brother Joel drowned a few years ago) This family has been thru so much, Please lift them all up in prayer!! We’re not gonna let the devil take another one of her babies!!
Lilee was airlifted to Oklahoma University Children’s Hospital in Critical Condition. The top of her head was spilt open (Skull seems to be fine), she has a concussion and a brain contusions and some bleeding, a compressed lung with contusions, multiple broken bones through out her body, shoulder blade and arm, cracked up the back of her pelvis, femur (thigh bone) her leg is all mangled (the bone was horizontal), Horrific Road Rash from Head to Toe!! And the list goes on and on… She woke up every 10 minutes through out the night in massive pain, the medicine isn’t helping very much. She wasn’t alert and didn’t know what was going on.”
But God… God held her in His hands and began to show us all those precious moments of miracles. Greg and I had the privilege of witnessing one of the first. We had gone to Children’s hospital to visit her a few days after the accident. Up until then, she hadn’t been coherent and there was concern about her brain. Would Lilee still be Lilee? Would she have her same quirky sense of humor and rapid fire talking skills? We soon found out… As we left the room, Lilee opened her eyes and saw us. We left her room and were walking down the hall when her mom came hurrying out, “Come back. Come back. She is asking for you!” As we walked in her room, Lilee asked me if Emma, our daughter and her friend, was with us!
When I said, “no, but I will bring her back to see you.” Lilee scrunched up her nose and in her best hick accent said, “well that’ll be fun cuz I’m sure I look real perty!” There was a sense of relief and thankfulness that filled the room as laughter and tears mingled together. Lilee was back! Lilee was still Lilee! Oh, the road that lay ahead was long and painful, but her brain was fine.
Only Lilee could make a neck brace, wheelchair, and walker look glamorous…
I am writing this post to celebrate what God has done and to invite you to take part in another miracle moment. I have a dream to give Lilee her dream room. She had just moved into her own room right before the accident and never got a chance to start decorating it in true Lilee style!
Today we went to the paint store and picked out paint. thanks to one of our local firemen for donating the paint and supplies.
If you would like to play a part in her Dream Room makeover, just let me know. I am working on a way to allow people to make donations online. I created a Pinterest Board with things you could purchase for her.
Lilee’s Pinterest Board