Northwest NEWS

September 17, 2001

Editorial

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Update on Brian's wife Stephanie

Two weeks ago we introduced you to our employee Brian and also told of his wife's recent accident. Stephanie's accident has left her paralyzed from the chest down. The article indicated it was due to a "traffic accident," but what actually happened was while they were on vacation, the family went to a playground. Stephanie was playing on the monkey bars, slipped and fell, landing on her head.
   At the time of our article, Stephanie was also suffering from a high fever, which turned out to be in part, a reaction to some of the medication she receives. Stephanie's condition has somewhat improved as they have the fever under control and she is now back in the rehabilitation unit. Her release date is scheduled for Oct. 3.
   Brian, Stephanie, their families and those of us at Long's Automotive wish to thank all of you who have been so generous to Stephanie and Brian during this time.
   Special thanks goes to Woodinville Lumber and Finishing Touches for their extremely generous donations. By the time you read this, most of the house remodel will have been completed with the donations received. The outpouring of support and help has been completely overwhelming to all involved.
   There is still much to do, so any of you still wishing to help are strongly encouraged to contact us at Long's and we will put you in contact with Brian. You may also still donate to the Stephanie Powers fund at any Key Bank, or drop by the shop and we will handle it for you.
   Our prayers are with them always and our thanks to all of you.
   Randy and Michelle Long,
   Woodinville