Our Greater Family
(photo from the Contra Costa Times)
Most of us know Pat Crane, who has been playing cards in the Diablo Valley area longer than I have. Last month, her grand daughter Mackenzie was floating on a raft in the Middle River, near Brentwood. Minding her own business.
A truck was on the railroad tracks. So was the train. The train hit the truck, and punted it into the water–right on top of Mackenzie.
She was airlifted to John Muir. After 10 days in the trauma unit, she was transferred to Kaiser Vacaville.
The doctors hope she will be able to walk by next April.
The truck driver was uninsured.
Even with decent health insurance, this is a devastating financial blow for her family They have set up a Go Fund Me account at https://www.gofundme.com/et2q2bn6 to help them weather this storm.
I called Pat to confirm this story before I posted it. Now I know why we haven’t seen her on Wednesdays lately, though she hope to return this week.