Community thanks for support after wreck

Dear editor,

On May 25 a wonder ful com - munity rallied and supported four teens, which we love dearly, after a horrible rollover accident that could have taken their lives. What began as a little summer fun, heading to the lake, quickly became a horrific nightmare for the four teens as the suburban they were in overturned at the Brushy Creek Bridge.

From the nightmare arose a miracle, because God spared the lives of each of the teens in the accident and then the reminder of the absolutely amazing community that we live in. Until now, we had never witnessed such a tremendous show of support for the victims and the families.

We would like to thank everyone who turned out and worked tirelessly to assess, treat, and transport our children! Thank you to the Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department, AMR, St. Joseph’s Helicopter personnel, Little River Emergency Department and its staff (especially David Taylor and Maggie Adams).

We would also like to thank all of the people of our wonderful community for the response to our crisis, thoughts and prayers, and the continued support. It is impossible to personally thank each and every person, as I would have to write a book to do so.

However, we would like to send out a special thanks to “the man in the orange shirt” (the first person on the scene), Eric and Ashley Willard, Jeff and Angel Miller for being at the Rockdale Hospital with our son, as well as the many people (Julie Jenkins, Ellie Taylor, and numerous kids) who lined the hallway to be there for him.

Also, thanks to those who drove to Temple to support each of the kids that were flown to Scott & White. Every one of these youngsters is so precious to us and we cannot imagine a day without them. Your outpouring of love and support will forever be appreciated and remembered.

From the entire Perez Family, thank you.

Marco & Leesa Perez 3225 N FM 908 Rockdale TX 76567

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