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Family of Bloomfield sisters hurt in crash make plea for help

Posted at: 12/04/2012 5:37 PM
Updated at: 12/05/2012 6:54 AM
By: Berkeley Brean

There is a public plea for help from the family of the four sisters from Bloomfield hurt in a crash last week. The grandparents of the Henry girls say the oldest twin Jessica Henry is paralyzed from the waist down. She is going to need special help for the rest of her life.

The grandfather, Pete Lacey, told News10NBC the girls' house in Bloomfield can't accommodate a wheelchair and that's what he says Jessica will be in for the rest of her life.

The crash

"Last Tuesday. It'll be a week today," Lacey said. That's when the crash happened and when the world changed forever for Lacey and his family.

"It's been horrible for the family. My daughter -- she has been at the hospital since the accident happened," he said.

Four of the Henry sisters were packed into a pick up truck when police say it flipped over. Police say the driver was going too fast around a curve. The sisters were thrown out of the cab.

The plea

Jessica (on the far left in the photo) is paralyzed from the waist down and now her grandfather is asking for help.

"I'd like to get help for my daughter and son-in-law. Jessica, my granddaughter, is going to be paralyzed for the rest of her life. She's going to need a home where she can get around on the first floor and a wheelchair van," Lacey said.

Lacey says Jessica's twin, Joelle (far right) has a broken neck but she has feeling in her arms and legs. Morgan (second from right) is out of the hospital. Megan (second from left) has been released from the hospital. Lacey says he's tried to talk to them.

"One girl squeezed my hand and I'll say something and she'll smile. But as far as vocal? No," he said.

And as far as a future?

A difficult one.

"It's hard to ask, but for them I'm stepping out and asking."

For help.

How you can help

The family made an arrangement to accept donations through the Bloomfield High School. The school district confirmed for News10NBC today that people interested in donating can send their donations to the following address:

Bloomfield Middle/High School
c/o Ellen Fisher
P.O. Box 250
Bloomfield, NY
14469