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THANK YOU message from Tara and Josh
want to thank you all for checking the website,
for some of you it's been daily, and we can't
begin to thank everyone enough for all they have
done. God has been listening to all of your prayers and has
answered them with a BIG "YES"!
We are very thankful to be alive and thankful to
be able to finally enjoy our new marriage. We
haven't completely settled in, but are getting
there. Tara is still continuing her outpatient therapy and is
still in the process of being healed everyday. Emotionally
we are both holding up pretty well although we
have gone down a very difficult road these last four
and Josh in Video
We have read stories of other people who have
contacted us that have gone through similar
situations and we have prayed many times for their
healing and for comfort.
We have felt God's comfort recently and have felt the
support from everyone that has been praying and
caring for us.
We hope that we do not easily forget and hope that
those following our story do not easily forget
that when we pray and lift things up before God he
listens. Whatever the outcome, in this case the best outcome,
he is still listening and going through the struggles
We are both in debt to all those that have been
praying and to those that have donated to our
recovery fund. We are still unsure of future costs, but Medi-CAL and
your kind donations have taken care of many of the
present costs. We will continue to trust in God to provide.
Thank you for all your cards and e-mails as well.
We haven't gotten the chance to carefully read each one or
personally thank everyone, but we will in time.
We also are incredibly thankful to both our
families who have supported us the whole way and
to our friends that have cared more that we could
We especially want to thank the witnesses to the
accident who proved to be such Good Samaritans.
They put themselves at risk in order to save our lives.
Thank you to
Finlay, Brad Beckstrom,
Linden Curry, Jeremiah Richards, and the rescue
teams, state troopers and paramedics who saved our
God also placed us in what we feel are two of the
finest hospitals in the country. The
care we received from the University of Utah
Hospital and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center has
been outstanding. These hospitals are full of caring doctors,
nurses, therapists, counselors, directors and
other staff members that gave us nothing less than
excellent care. Thank you to the nurses and doctors that saved Tara’s
life and all the staff that provided such loving
care for us.
We also wish to thank the media and the reporters
and photographers who told our story so
passionately and helped to spread the word of our
need and the miracle of Tara's recovery.
We would also like to thank our home churches,
Summit Community Church in Denver and Calvary
Baptist church in Los Gatos for all the support we
have received from them. We
also know that many other churches have given us
support and prayer and it has made us feel that we
would be at home at many churches and at many
homes for that matter.
We will hopefully be able to thank everyone with a
letter or something else at some point in the
future, but until then we hope that this message
and the video that is on the website will give
people a good idea of how we are both doing and
encourage those that have been praying and
supporting us in so many ways. Again,
we both thank everyone for all they have done.
Sincerely Josh and Tara Berendes
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