Over the past 30 days Reina Rios has been in a battle for her life. Due to a motorcycle accident that took the life of her husband and preacher Wilfredo, she has suffered severe injuries that have required many trips to the operating room. Her injuries included a severely broken arm, broken finger, shattered knee, shattered femur (in 9 places) and head trauma that has caused nerve damage primarily affecting her right eye.
After being transfer from the public hospital to the Honduras Medical Center Reina’s condition immediately began to stabilize and improve. She almost immediately underwent surgeries to clean the debris and bone fragments from her leg where her femur was shattered. It then became apparent that she would need a bone graft, a transplant of bone from a cadaver, that would allow the femur to heal and be strong again.
The doctors then performed surgeries on her right hand to re-set her broken finger using plates and screws. This was followed by surgery on her left arm to repair the severely broken bone, again requiring plates and screws.
This past week Reina’s body was free of infection and finally ready for what will hopefully be her last surgery, to transplant the new bone into her body. A group of Mission Lazarus staff traveled to visit Reina the morning of her surgery, to encourage and pray with her. I (Jarrod) was able to speak with Reina by phone just before her surgery and she was in great spirits and so thankful to God for the treatment that He’d provided her in the private hospital.
The surgery was long and hard, lasting 7 hours, but the surgeons feel that it was a success. Now it is a waiting game to see if Reina’s body will accept or reject the bone.
The entire medical team taking care of Reina in the hospital is astounded at her speed of recovery. They cannot explain it. As a matter of fact there is even talk of her going home sometime this week. Obviously this is not the end of the road for her treatment. She will still have the massive external fixator on her leg consisting of large bolts protruding from her body attached externally to other metal that work to stabilize each individual piece of shattered bone.
Everyone at Mission Lazarus, especially Reina and her two boys, are forever grateful for the outpouring of support from folks across the United States. Together we’ve been important pieces in the miracle of healing that God has done for Reina. The funds to cover Reina’s treatment, and, just as important, the prayers for her recovery have been incredible.
Today we ask you to continue to pray for Reina’s total healing, both physical and emotional, as she and her boys mourn the loss of their husband and father.
Our goal is to raise $75,000 towards Reina's medical expenses.
Donations can be made online HERE or the can be mailed to:
1113 Harpeth Industrial Ct.
Franklin, TN 37064