By Tony Gonzalez|
The News Virginian
STUARTS DRAFT — Her writing skills fully recovered, but her legs another two months from carrying her again, Betsy Nelson sat in her blue wheelchair this week writing thank you cards.
Of the hundreds she could be writing, she struggled to begin the dozens that would go to complete strangers who took to her story because of messages dispatched by her mother on Facebook during 34 days in the hospital.
She may not know many of those supporters, but all the diagnoses, surgeries and hospital gadgets she encountered are familiar to the people who followed her progress, prayed, donated money and sent cards.
Betsy, 21, and husband Josh Nelson, 26, were injured in an April 22 head-on collision on Wayne Avenue in Stuarts Draft that rescuers consider one of the most devastating ever. Crews tore at the couple’s Jeep Cherokee for an hour to free Betsy.
Barbara Womack chronicled her daughter’s days at the University of Virginia Medical Center on the Facebook page “Please Pray for Betsy and Josh Nelson.”
She began with the facts: the couple was hit head-on. Her daughter lost seven teeth and incurred multiple fractures in her jaw, legs and feet. Her son-in-law fared better in the passenger seat, but was still in the hospital.
“Please pray,” became the refrain.
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