In June of this year, 14 year old Becki was run over on a pelican crossing by a hit and run driver on her way to school. As you can see, the picture of her in the intensive care unit is such a contrast to the lively girl you see in the second picture. Becki’s family (Mum Theresa, Dad Peter and Lauren and Liam Becki’s younger sister and brother) had to be at the hospital with Becki for 24 hours a day as they had been told by the consultants it was extremely unlikely that Becki would survive her terrible head injuries. This was devastating news for the family.
Photo: Becki Felton (14) in Addenbrokes Hospital ICU
and 8 weeks later at home
Unfortunately in these circumstances, people still have to pay to eat, for petrol (an 80 mile round trip to and from the hospital) and all the normal living expenses. The Fellowship donation helped to ease the family’s financial burden during this very trying period of their life.
Many people sent absent healing to Becki and the family during this period, including my circle and Fellowship attendees. Below is a letter Teresa Felton sent to us following Becki’s return home.
Please pass on our thanks to everyone on the Fellowship Committee for the kind thoughts and prayers over the past couple of months since Becki’s accident. At times we have been at real lows, but the kind words from you and everyone have helped to lift us. The good news is that despite things looking so bad at the end of June, Becki is now well on her way to recovery.
Becki came out of her coma within a week and took her first steps shortly after. Since then, she has continued to baffle all her doctors by her recovery. It is hard to believe that only 8 weeks ago she was not expected to wake up, yet alone be back at home enjoying family life. Becki has many battles ahead of her as she has to undergo a couple of corrective procedures and rehabilitation over the next few months and understandably, she is a little worried, but I am sure she will be ok.
Since your visit to the hospital Jacqueline 5 days after her accident, we have all began to believe in miracles. I remember that you said she had a great life force and that she would live and be normal, and you were right! I now keep these two photos with me to show that miracles do happen. The first is Becki on the day you came to give her healing and the second is as she is now. I am not sure who ‘upstairs’ is looking after her, but they must really love her.
It seems such a pathetic thing to say, given the help and support given, but THANK YOU to you and your circle for all you have done. We will never forget it.”