Letter: Reader thankful for help after accident

Jul. 21, 2014 @ 06:52 PM

Editor,

Your life can change in an instant, and on June 16, 2014, my husband Eddie Reagan was in a serious lawn tractor accident.

God’s grace came with mercy that day. The ambulance and fireman were here in five minutes. We then went to LeConte Medical Center and couldn’t have asked for better treatment.

Dr. Whiton performed surgery on June 17 to repair a shattered femur bone in Eddie’s left leg. He did an exceptional job. We were in the hospital for eight days.

When Eddie was stable, we were then transported by ambulance to Signature Rehabilitation and Care Center in Pigeon Forge. I was so worried about going to a rehab place. I didn’t know what to expect. It was absolutely like being in a family.

The staff was so nice and the facility was so clean. You could tell they really care about all the residents there. The rehab department worked hard to get Eddie back on his feet and moving. They taught me things I can do here at home to work on his progress also.

When we left to go home, they said not to hesitate to call with any questions.  We still have a long way to go.

Everyone has been so good to us during this time: family, friends, neighbors, Jones Chapel Baptist Church,  city of Pigeon Forge employees, Sevier County School System employees; we have been so blessed with prayers, visits, calls, food, flowers, and cards.

Jeff Sims, a good friend of Eddie’s told me,”Kathy, this day and every day after this accident is a gift.” I have thought and thought about that.

Take a minute and look around this county. We have some of the best people you could ask for, and we are proud to live in this county. We are so thankful for each and every one of you.

Kathy Reagan

Sevierville