Monday, February 23, 2009

Drugs not only kill, they injure.

Scott DeSmit wrote an article about the aftermath of a DWI motorcycle accident in LeRoy back in July 2007 in the Saturday Daily News on 02/21/09. Barb Walters the victim is only 5% of what she used to be according to her brother. Here is part of what he wrote:

He didn't and no one will ever know if those lost minutes could have spared Barbara and her family from what they now face.

She spent four months at Strong Memorial Hospital and for the past year has been living at a long-care facility at Monroe Community Hospital.

"She still can't walk or talk or feed herself," Ron Walters told me. "She is 100 percent dependent on someone else's ability to care for her. She is 5 percent of what she used to be. She was very active, working two, three jobs, just crazy active."

And now the only activity she gets is when someone pushes her around in a wheelchair.

Her only daughter, Danielle, celebrated her 21st birthday in her mother's room, not at the party her mother had planned for her.

To read the whole article, click here.

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