MORE NEWS: From Susan's friend, JoAnn Murphy Meeks Gaines Facebook page:
Miracles still happen! We got a call today while we were in route from Marian county, SC to NC telling us that Susan had a breakthrough and was talking asking real questions and giving real responses. The whole place was buzzing with joy at this very awesome event! We drove straight to Durham to witness this miracle in person. She was tired but begged us to get her out of there, she wanted to see her babies.. And she began to name them one by one and cried till it broke our hearts. We all were emotional and cried together. She begged us to sign some papers and Take her home. Susan has to be taught to swallow now that the trach has been removed, so that is just one of the next steps to her recovery. Stay tuned and praise the Lord with us! Keep praying!
Susan will be transferred to WAKE MED on Thursday where she will begin physical therapy when she is able. We look forward to watching the Lord answer prayers continually.
Susan's transition from Select Specialty to Wake Med went pretty smoothly today. She met lots of new people and has to get used to new surroundings, but I think she did well. Her various therapies will begin right away - 1 1/2 hour in the morning, and 1 1/2 hour in the afernoon. She has her work cut out for her! By the way, if anyone had anything in the mail to her at Select, it will be forwarded to me and I will make sure she gets it. Thanks for all your continued support. We appreciate each and every one of you!
NEW UPDATE: There has also been a ChipIn page set up for people to donate money. Please click here to go to the donation page. Also click on the link below to donate an item to the online auction.
UPDATE: From Catherine Jennings of Professional Auction Services:
Many of you know long time Hunt Seat Breeder and friend, Susan Clayton. On Saturday, February 18 she suffered a bad accident while trail riding. She needs her horse family's help. We are conducting a auction full of breedings, artwork, saddles, tack, show clothes and much more. It will be generously hosted by Professional Auction Services on March 23-26. Please consider a donation to help Susan.
All you need to do is click on the Donate an Item button on this page and fill out the convenient online donation form. Your donation will be listed in the online auction hosted. Bidding opens on March 23 and the bidding will close on all items on Monday, March 26.
UPDATE 2/22/12--Susan remains in the ICU at McLeod Hospital in Florence, South Carolina heavily sedated while the doctors continue to monitor brain swelling. No additional swelling has occurred since the accident so the doctors remain optimistic about her recovery. Please continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers.
Longtime AQHA/NCQHA supporter and exhibitor, Susan Clayton, was in a riding related accident on Sunday sustaining head and internal injuries...She is being kept sedated while doctors monitor her progress but they're hoping for a full recovery...Please keep Susan in your thoughts and prayers!
GoHorseShow will be following up on the story and updating our readers on her condition.
*Source of info: Angie Shearin NCQHA Webmaster and Facebook Administrator
My name is Dale Jones and I am trying to find out about Susan. I just found out about her accident and would very much like to go see her. I live in Gresham,S.C. and have tried to call her many times and only got the answering machine. I found out thursday about Susan. Please someone email me where I might be able to find her. My email address is , firstname.lastname@example.org. I would appreciate any information.