my girlfriend of 4 years has been in a coma for 10 days... because of me.
My Girl and My Reality
My name is Lauren, I am 18 years old. My best friend in the entire world is 19 years old.
11 days ago on New Year’s Eve, we were driving up to Tuscon, Arizona and got in a severe roll-over car accident. I miraculously walked away with minute cuts and bruises and a sore neck, while my girl, Tori Cahill suffered life-threatening injuries. And I mean, life-threatening. Major brain damage, broken/fractured right arm and wrist, fractured spine, fractured orbital bone under the eye, torn artery in her neck, and had a stroke they think during the accident. I’m alive to tell the story of what I saw that day and it’s not only a miracle I walked away, but that Tori is even breathing. She’s now onto day 11 in being in a coma. The family hasn’t let visitors see her for like a week (so they tell me), but her family said they were “really worried about me and asked me to go home.” Really, they don’t accept me and it’s because we’re together that they don’t want me to be with her and them, while her friend Kaitlyn is allowed to be up there. But I’m trying not to bitch about it should be me holding her hand, i don’t deserve it.
There’s really a lot I can say. A lot. But while I’m able to tell my story, I also need as much support as I can get for my girl! The prayers and support have been enormous and the constant reminder and growing in my faith with God personally the past few days is the only reason I’m able to articulate anything I’m feeling and the reason I have the strength that I have. Or any at all.
God is so good. He comforted me on the sight of the crash, within the 10 minutes of thinking I killed my best friend, the Lord placed a.. I don’t know how else to describe it other than a blanket of comfort over me, telling me I knew she’d be okay.
This same comfort is what is carrying me through. This girl is a fighter and this girl is a genuine lover of God. She’s going to wake up. And while we all have a “long road ahead of us,” I have so much faith in this girl that God is just working and He’s just going to blow our minds.
Honestly, I could write forever guys. Just telling of my story and of how a family friend posted on the updates on her website told us her conversation she had with God. But all I ask is to ask for prayers and also to be a testimony of God’s amazing power and goodness. He was definitely holding me in the car accident. And while it’s easy to think He wasn’t holding Tori, this will all go to His glory and it’s just going to be so amazing!!!
Whether you’re a believer or not, she and I need all the support and thoughts and uplifting we can get.
I miss my best friend guys. And while I’m comforted that she will wake up, her recovery the doctors are guessing will be at minimum a year to 18 months. This is my girl. My other half. I did this to my Bubba. And it’s the most difficult thing I’ve ever had to face. So please, follow her story and continue to uplift her and her story that she will make it.
Here’s Tori’s caringbridge update website, I’d love for even the single support of a person reading this.
Every believer; every person; every heart counts.