For those of you who know local disc golfer, Troy Benham, I thought I would share this. Troy is married to my wife’s Aunt (Maria). Maria was in a motorcycle accident Sunday afternoon. She was going around a sharp curve on our road when a truck pulling a trailer swerved into her lane. The trailer that was in tow struck Maria and her motorcycle and the impact nearly severed Maria’s leg. Being the tough cookie she is she was able to maintain full control of her bike and bring it to a stop before she laid it down on the side of the road. So the outcome of this accident is no where near as bad as it would have been if she would have lost control of her bike and wrecked.
The unfortunate news is that Maria lost a lot of blood and the trauma was so sever to her leg that they had to amputate it from about four to six inches above the knee. As bleak as all of this sounds we’ve chosen to remain grateful that this is the only major injury she sustained. This report could be much more grim then it is. We are encouraging the family to NOT morn the loss of her leg but to celebrate the fact that she is alive and we are blessed to be able to spend the days to come with her.
This was a hit and run so they will be taking care of the bill on their own. Saturday, at the Fall Open, I will be taking donations to give to Troy and Maria. I don’t expect much but any little bit will be appreciated.
If you guys could pray for peace and comfort for Maria and our family it would be GREATLY appreciated!