I learned this Thursday December 16 that on Tue. dec 14 my little sister who is around twenty (i am her older brother by five years) got into a serious car wreck. She was driving home from work in her friends car going about sixty. She came around a bend in the road as a guy was turning to go into his driveway. Apparently he was all emotional and stressed out about his girlfriend who had got in a car accident a few hours earlier. He hit my sister in the drivers side and this resulted in a broken vertebrae in her neck (the second one down from the top), trauma to her brain and swelling, several broken bones including her ankle in a few places, arm, collar bone. She is now in a hospital connected to IV's and all sorts of tubes. She had meningitis before but it appeared after the accident happened. She hasn't been able to respond at all, I don't think she's paralyzed. The doctors say they have to do surgery to fix the broken bones. I'm most worried about the swelling in her brain. They can't do the surgeries until the infection subsides and they put her on antibiotics, she's on morphine for the pain and sleep meds to keep her relaxed. I am her older brother. I live quite far from where she does and Its been terrible to cope, I am so hurt. I wish it happened to me instead of her. I am close to her even though we live states apart. She finished her CNA courses and is going to get in the nursing program. She was working in a shoe store. I'm devastated. I feel totally and utterly helpless and confused. Why did this happen to her? I couldn't believe it when I heard the news. It hurts me to hear my Mother cry as she is at the hospital. I talked to her and it just made me cry. I'm in bits. I have to go to work tomorrow and I don't know how I can just go on. I want her to wake up. I want to hear her voice and tell her I love her. She is strong and I know she can pull through this ordeal. It pains me to bear the thought of her in the hospital with all these complications and on top of it she has diabetes. I don't know what to do. I might get a plane ticket in a couple weeks and fly out there to see her. Please I need some support. Thank you.