Sunday, March 22, 2009

Donation Address

I was able to track down the address for those interested in making a donation to the family of Shannon Lara that I talked about in my previous post. This family is dealing with medical bills from their daughter's previous round of cancer as well as the new cancer treatments and the mother's injuries from the accident.

These are people in our own backyard that are in serious need of your help. Please join me, if you are able, in making a donation to their fund:

Hennessey Ministerial Alliance, RE: The Lara Family, P.O. Box 724, Hennessey, OK 73742

Please continue to keep them in your prayers as well. The last update that I could find said that Shannon (the mother) is still in ICU and unresponsive.
(From the Enid News and Eagle)

Mother taking daughter for chemo still critical following crash

By Cass Rains, Staff Writer

A mother injured Wednesday in a collision on U.S. 81 while taking her daughter for a chemotherapy treatment remains in critical condition at an Oklahoma City hospital.

Shannon Lyn Lara, 26, of Hennessey, was southbound on U.S. 81 about a mile south of Kingfisher when her 2004 Jeep struck a semi making a left turn. Lara was pinned for about 30 minutes before she was taken to OU Medical Center by helicopter and admitted with head, arm and internal injuries.

In the Jeep at the time with Lara were her two daughters, Shaelyn Nicole Lara, 6; Karlee Ann Lara, 3; and baby sitter Heather Dawn Gritz, 16. The driver of the semi was uninjured.

A family member said Lara was taking Shaelyn to a chemotherapy treatment. It is the second time the girl has had cancer. Two years ago, Shaelyn lost a kidney to cancer, and she recently was diagnosed with cancer in her lungs.

According to an OU Medical Center spokeswoman, Lara remains in critical condition and Shaelyn has been released.

Lara’s cousin, Whitney Price, said the mother of two and hairdresser remains in ICU at the hospital and is unresponsive.

Price said a fund already had been in place to help the family with medical bills for Shaelyn. She said those funds also would be used to help with the most recent round of bills from the family’s latest hardship.

Donations can be made to Hennessey Ministerial Alliance, RE: The Lara Family, P.O. Box 724, Hennessey, OK 73742.

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