Straight Up with Sherri

Friday, May 13, 2005

Tracy Gaskill, Severely Brain-damaged - Speaks After 2-1/2 Years

Another miraculous recovery! Tracy Gaskill, a young lady from Winfield, Kansas was severely injured when her pickup truck overturned on September 3, 2002. WorldNetDaily reports this story of a victim who was expected by doctors to die by noon the next day, according to her grandfather, Don Gaskill (as told to the Arkansas City Traveler).

According to the report, the Gaskill family and many others in the Cowley County community prayed for Tracy regularly since the accident, and she had daily visits.

Not only did Tracy live beyond the day after the accident, she gradually began to improve.

Then, about three weeks ago, she spoke for the first time since the accident, about the same time she began to swallow on her own.

"It's amazing, isn't it?" Dr. David Schmeidler told the local paper. "I have never seen this happen in my career. I've read about it happening, the severely brain damaged recovering suddenly, but never seen it – until now."

Continued Schmeidler: "She is actually able to speak and to speak coherently. In light of all this stuff on Terri Schiavo ... it makes you pause and think. For three years or so, (Tracy) was fed through a tube, then she swallowed a little bit and now she speaks."

Lynda Marshall is a registered nurse who has worked with Tracy.

"It's really quite amazing (that Tracy can speak)," she told the Traveler. "After they've been without speech and the ability to eat that long, it's very rare they're able to come back."

Marshall said Tracy will get speech therapy, continue working on improving cognitive functions and eat on her own.

Tracy received what Schiavo did not – at least in the last several years – therapy.

Read the whole story!

Right Wing Nut Job



    I owuld like to think that Michael Schiavo was the LEAST bit effected by this- but I know better.

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 11:08 AM  

  • The Winfield Courier, local newspaper, offers this account.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 11:15 AM  

  • Another powerful argument for treating ALL human life with the highest regard.

    By Blogger Asher Abrams, at 3:18 PM  

  • sherri.... GET A LIFE !!!!
    Let it go, Terri was in a PVS.
    go to medical school and learn what you are talking about befor you spout this crap out.
    You sit there all day tring to act hollier then thou.
    when truth be told you sit the uneducated trying to give your life purpose. If all this really bothers you so much then go do something about it other then sit here and fuel the other nimwits that seem to think you have a clue!!

    By Anonymous Angel, at 8:12 PM  

  • What a miracle for Tracy Gaskill! What a shame for Terri Shaivo.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:48 PM  

  • This is truly amazing! One never knows how much life a person has left.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:03 PM  

  • There were examples before Terri died and there will be examples after. So what if the MSM ignores them? We will celebrate each life saved even if it is only temprary. No person should die of deliberate neglect or malice without a cry for justice.

    By Blogger Alnot, at 3:12 AM  

  • TB9131
    This goes to show once again, that we don't know everything. We don't know what GOD has instored for us. He gives us the ability to figure out some things but not all. I am glad that this young lady is recovering very well, but I don't give any praises to the doctors. I believe that GOD is the only one who has done this and that's where the credit is due.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:10 PM  

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