Rick VanPuffelen, of the Winona Lake (IN) Grace Brethren Church, has sent this prayer request for one of his relatives, a senior at Taylor University, who was critically injured in the Taylor U. van crash Wednesday evening (see earlier blog entry — Marion Chronicle Tribune photo).
“You have all probably heard of the tragic accident in which five people from Taylor University, including four students, were killed and others were injured.
“Of the survivors, the most serious is Laura VanRyn, the youngest daughter of one of my first cousins. She is in a coma and has multiple fractures, as she was thrown about 50 feet from the vehicle. Her vitals are OK but she is not yet responding to any stimuli.
“Sherrie and I were there with them yesterday at Parkview Hospital and her folks are doing well, but they all need our/your prayers, please.”
Details of the accident and updates on survivors and memorial services are available at http://www.taylor.edu/community/news/accident_04-26-06.htm,