My 17-year-old daughter Bethany and her aide, Vicki, were involved in an automobile accident recently at the intersection of Route 29 and Stevers Mills Road in Broadalbin. Someone smashed into the handicapped van with so much force the impact threw my daughter out of her wheelchair, onto Vicki, then onto the front seat airbag, and she ended up facing the back of the van.
I want to thank Vicki for acting like a pillow for Bethany. The ambulance driver told me he could not believe Bethany did not go through the front windshield and that it was a miracle. Vicki got two broken ribs and was severely bruised and battered. Bethany has numerous gashes, scrapes, bruises and trauma, as does Vicki.
I want to thank everyone who appeared at the scene. In particular, Bethany said a gentleman showed up on a motorcycle and held her hand and kept telling her it was going to be OK. Bethany keeps talking about this man and I just want to publicly thank him as I do not know his name. Thank you for being there for her and Vicki. God sent you to them and I cannot thank you enough. Our very expensive, involved van can be replaced, somehow, but you cannot replace a life.
I hope that someone may know this man and let him know how very grateful we are for him. It's the best birthday present a mom could receive. God bless you.
CHERYL A. SWEET