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Chay was involved in a serious car accident on December 8, 2013 on her way back to college to take final exams. The accident has left her paralyzed below the shoulders. Chay’s spirit and hopes are strong for a full recovery.

Chay is 18 years old and is a Freshman at Fort Hays State University in Kansas where she’s studying Agri-Business. She grew up in Merino, Colorado and was involved in volleyball, 4-H and FFA, and is currently a member of the Block and Bridle club at college. She loves watching movies, camping, fishing and playing with her pocket beagle, Charlee.

Updates (1)

March 5, 2014

Chay was discharged from Craig Hospital on February 28 and is now at home continuing to recover. She has regained some movement in both arms with the biceps and deltoids beginning to work. Progress is slow, but Chay continues to have a strong, positive spirit and hope for continued recovery.

Chay and her family want to express our thanks to the many supporters - for their prayers, cards, and generosity. These prayers, love and support are what keep Chay strong and positive!! Thank you!!!


March 13, 2014

Keep a positive hope in that beautiful smile. Progress and Prayer go hand in hand. You Progress, which I am sure you will, and I will Pray for your recovery.

Chris & Joyce Barnhill, Past-President & JLPOA Owners

March 12, 2014

Dear Jackson Family,

On behalf of the Jackson Lake Property Owner Association we would like to send you our most sincere wishes for a speedy recovery.
We understand no family is ever prepared to deal with such a tragedy. We are very happy we can contribute to your healing process. Please stay strong and focused and know we are all thinking of you.

Nathan Valdez
Jackson Lake Property Owner Association

Nathan Valdez - President JLPOA

March 6, 2014

Not sure you remember me, but I was in the NRCS office in Sterling with your mom. I teased you a bit, when you got out of school and came to the office until your mom got off work. I know that you are working hard in your recovery. Please know that I am thinking about you and praying for you every day.

Tim Davis