Saturday, June 2, 2012

In need of your prayers

Yesterday afternoon our school's (Broken Bow) van was bringing home highschool boys from Basketball camp. They were struck by a pickup who crossed into their lane. Both coaches and the driver of the pickup were killed.

Of the eight boys in the van, two were treated and released, the others were all taken to Kearney or Grand Island. 2 are in ICU. There are many broken bones and injuries. The 2 in ICU have head/ brain injuries.

One of the coaches was Bruce's cousin. He was a Geometry teacher and I was the para in his class.

One of the students who is critical condition is my cousin. Here is the latest on Chad:
update from late last nite of my cousin's post for Chad:
Home from the hospital...he came thru surgery and now it is a wait and pray and see and pray and pray some more as head injuries are so not like broken bones or cuts and we just won't know for awhile. The next several days are very critical to keep the fluid and swelling and temp and breathing etc all where they need to be.

Please pray for all of the families involved. This has been a very hard time for the families and the community as you can imagine.


  1. Oh awful! Will be praying for all those involved. Sad, sad. :(

  2. I never thought we would have to go thru another tragedy again. Hwy 2 is becoming death alley. Please pray for our small communities as we have many little towns all around us. Pray for the boys who are still in the hospital, watch over the boys who survived and are having issues but most of all pray for peace for the families who lost someone. It is a horrible thing to happen. I personally am glad that school is out so they will have the summer to heal but will they ever heal completely? I think it will be easier for everyone (staff, students,coaches) but just my opinion.

  3. so sorry for you all unimaginable to have so many families affected so tragically. Thinking of you!!

  4. So heartbreaking...absolutely I will be praying.

  5. Oh Honey, this is so sad! I am so sorry for your whole community! Praying for peace and comfort for all of you.

  6. Dear Debbie! I'll be praying for you and all involved!

  7. From Australia- Debbie my prayers, heart and thoughts are with ALL of you -and please keep us updated as possible. pass on my thoughts to all