Farm Life Can Be Dangerous: A Communtiy Rallies Together To Bring Melodie Montgomery Home
As many Farmer’s can attest, the beautiful and rustic wilds of their serene environment is often tempered by the unpredictable and as much as Farmer’s in addition to never having a day off from work, must also keep their wits about them as weather and mother nature sometimes have other plans that have nothing to do with safety. Freak of nature accidents are serious realities that many Farmer’s have experienced and with that comes overwhelming understanding and community support. Shelburnite, Karren Wallace has organized a Trivia Night and Silent Auction at Shelburne’s Royal Canadian Legion to be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in support of Melodie Montgomery, a local Mulmur woman who who sustained life altering injuries while at her farm when a tree fell on her in July 2017. No one plans for incidents such as these and now in order to return home, the Montgomery home must undergo costly renovations to accommodate new life circumstances. Below, in an article provided by Wallace, are many options you too can contribute to “Helping To Bring Melodie Home”. Shelburnites are well known for their philanthropic community support and with Wallace’s kindness and organization, Melodie Montgomery may be HOME sooner than she thinks!
As posted on Wallace’s Facebook Page, Montgomery provides an account of her own injuries, “FYI here is a list of what I have overcome so far: Severed spinal cord, broken spine in 2 places (T3 break, thus 2 steel rods in my back, all ribs broken on left and right side. Left side ribs so bad they are replaced with steel, broken sternum, left and right shoulder blades broken, crushed left arm which has steel plates, gash in the back of my head, gash on my forehead (I call my Harry Potter scar), 4 chest tubes, collapsed lungs full of blood. I had to have a second back surgery as the Trauma surgeons put in 3 screws that were too long and going into my esophagus. They ground them down 5mm. Now my rehab! To get home! I don’t have a proper wheelchair to use here yet. I hope next week. My body is protesting being up so I have had some rough days this week. Happy Thanksgiving! Melodie.”
Clearly optimistic and with all the resilience and resolve most farmers have surging through their blood, Montgomery has a lot of people thinking of her and rooting for her!
Note: Photo not of Mulmur Farm referred to in this story.