follow rox on twitter

Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Very Good Friend With A Very Bad Injury

Us on safari in Tanzania
A very good friend of mine suffered a very bad injury this week, and I wanted to write a short little post in honor of her. "Very good friend" is actually a flagrant understatement - she's one of my nearest and dearest friends and I love her to the moon and back (idiom stolen from her). She was hit by a car while crossing the street, fractured her femur and had to undergo surgery yesterday (for a 3D medical animation of the mind-blowing procedure, go here). The surgery was successful and she will recover completely, and I am so grateful for this. The road to recovery will be a difficult one. But she's a strong-willed, determined and courageous person who I have no doubt will persevere.

Over the past two days, as a large influx of friends and family flooded her bedside at the ICU, one thing became very clear to me. While the circumstances in your life can change within the blink of an eye, what always remains is the love and friendships you have. My friend is blessed to have so many people near and far who love her dearly. And we are blessed to have her love us in return.

I wish you a healthy and speedy recovery dear friend.