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Letter: Grateful for support

On May 20, our son Trey was injured in an explosion and fire at his work site for Noble Energy in northeast Colorado. He sustained serious burns to his face, neck and hands, and was life flighted to the burn unit at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley. There he received extraordinary care, and underwent surgery to graft skin from his leg to his left hand, which received the most severe burns.

After 12 days in the hospital, Trey was able to go home to continue the healing process. His face is healing wonderfully, and he should regain all flexibility and dexterity in his hands with more healing time and physical therapy.

Since May 20, countless people, some we know and some we don’t, have reached out to Trey in so many ways. He has been placed on dozens of prayer chains, and has received an outpouring of love and encouragement from friends, Noble Energy coworkers and our extended family. Many friends of our family, as well as anonymous donors offered their support through donations to a fund that was set up for Trey and his wife and three young children.

In the 24 years that we have lived in the area, we have known and read about hundreds of individuals and families that have experienced emergencies, crises and tragedies, and that have been blessed by the prayers, kindness, generosity and support from the wonderful people who live in this valley. Now, our family has been blessed as well, and we are overwhelmed with gratitude. We hope that you all can understand how much this has meant to Trey, his family, and to us.

Thank you to the many who chose to be anonymous, as well as to all of our friends, for helping us through this challenge. Because of your prayers and God’s blessings, Trey and his family will be fine.

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