Letter: Weir benefit a ‘miraculous event,’ family saysTO THE EDITOR: Niki was kicked in the face by a horse on Sept. 18. God chose to save her life.
By: Grant, Niki, Gabriel, James, Ellen, Joel and John Weir, Ellsworth, Pierce County Herald
TO THE EDITOR: Niki was kicked in the face by a horse on Sept. 18. God chose to save her life.
Many days were spent in hospitalization and progression to rehabilitation centers. Expenses are enormous and beyond control when it comes to long-term.
Niki has lost the use of her right arm and much of her right side. The impact from the accident has caused a loss of much function. She is getting physical and speech therapy.
Niki is faithfully working on relearning to communicate again. Responding verbally is very frustrating for her and she is trying different communication possibilities, including an iPad. The family’s big desire is she may someday be able to return home again.
Friends of the family began planning a benefit. Music was presented by the FAH’s Family, including a harp and violin, the Calvary Church youth from Red Wing, Roberts’ young people and the Alzen Family. Many merchants of Ellsworth, River Falls, Hudson, Prescott, Red Wing and surrounding towns gave generously. Ellsworth’s Associated Bank set up and monitored an account for the Weirs. Western Wisconsin Nutrition in Ellsworth offered “drop-off” services for donations.
Dorothy Weisender coordinated the project with the help of many others. Hines Auction Service donated their entire time of auctioneering. The Herald gave their advertising. The Zion Covenant Church group contributed endless hours helping, making and serving food, and caring for incoming phone calls. Many friends contributed food for the lunch.
Even a heavy rain during the benefit didn’t deter the approximately 700 people who attended. The beautiful bouquet and Niki’s matching corsage were made by BoJo’s Creations.
The Weir family wishes to send you their love and exclusive appreciation to each and every one.