Mom Says Taylor Hale Making Progress in Physical Therapy
The mother of the Waukee teen who was injured after falling off a car says her daughter is working hard twice a day in therapy. The family's CarePages site will soon have a calendar so friends can sign up to visit the girl.
A 14-year-old Waukee girl recovering from a serious head injury is working hard in therapy and friends may soon sign up to visit her, said the teen's CarePages website Tuesday afternoon.
Taylor Hale, the teen who was severely injured after falling off a moving car Sept. 9, continues to recover her strength at Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines.
An update on Hale's CarePages page, posted Tuesday afternoon by her mother, Stacy Henningsen, said:
"Wanted to post a quick update for this week; Taylor continues to work hard with therapy twice a day every day so is quite exhausted by evening time! She can walk a short distance with help from a walker and continues to build her upper and lower body strength. Therapy takes a lot of energy so visitors are still limited.
"Watch the update pages over the next few days as we will be posting a calendar for friends to sign up to visit. Visitors will be limited to two a day for an hour in length.
"Thanks for all your prayers."
Family friend Laura Hess and others have been raising money to help the Hale family with expenses. She is currently taking orders for T-shirts and bracelets. T-shirts are $24 each, bracelets are $5. Orders can be sent to email@example.com. Please include the item you’re ordering, quantity, size (for tees only), name, address and telephone number in your e-mail.
Hess has also placed donation canisters at area Kum & Go gas stations: at the University Avenue store across from Waukee High School at the store on Fourth Street in Waukee, at 156th Street and Hickman Road in Clive, at Jordan Creek Parkway and Vista Drive in West Des Moines, and on Jordan Creek Parkway across from the entrance to Jordan Creek Town Center.
Casey's General Stores in the area also have donation canisters. They can be found in these stores: Hickman and Warrior Lane in Waukee, Boone Drive and University Avenue in Waukee, and 2250 Woodlands Parkway in Clive.
In addition to the canisters, T-shirts and bracelets, accounts have been set up at Northwest Bank in West Des Moines and all Wells Fargo and Liberty Bank locations to help the family with medical expenses.
At Northwest Bank, send checks payable to Prayers for Taylor, 5700 University Ave., #100, West Des Moines, IA 50266.
To donate at any Liberty Bank, mention the Taylor Hale fund, and at Wells Fargo, reference account number 7735584307 to donate.