Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Life is Short - Smell the Roses!
Laura Triem is my youngest son's girlfriend. She is not only a sweet rose in our lives, but a bright ray of sunshine in the lives of those who know her.
Last Friday, November 4th, she and my son, Nathan, spent the day together -- much in love as they chatted about life and their hopes and dreams. After they parted -- he to take the bus to work, and she to walk to her job -- tragedy struck.
Laura was waiting for one light rail train to pass before crossing a busy intersection in Denver, but failed to see another train departing. She was struck down, and now is in a fight for her life, in critical but stable condition. My son spends as much time by her side as possible -- as do so many family members and friends. The discussion in the waiting room is about Laura's sweet spirit, the joy she has brought to so many, and the hope that her smile will again light up many a room.
I am part of the "Supporting Laura Triem" team. I am donating 20% of all my Etsy shop sales to her Irrevocable Special Needs Trust - set up to assist with those needs Laura may have after all her insurance coverage is exhausted. If you would like to follow her story, go to her Facebook Page and "like" it.