Friends, family support woman recovering from crash


By Morgan McKinniss - mmckinniss@civitasmedia.com



POINT PLEASANT — Rebecca Shuler and her family are keeping up the fight. Shuler was involved in a single car accident in Mason County over seven weeks ago and has been in recovery since, her family right beside her.

Immediately following the accident she spent four weeks in the Intensive Care Unit at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington. after a long struggle with the resulting injuries, Shuler was transferred to Cornerstone Hospital. A facility for extended care patients that need more than standard care but are no longer in need of ICU treatment.

After two weeks at Cornerstone, Shuler was moved to Pleasant Valley Hospital Rehabilitation Center where she is continuing her recovery. According to her mother Pam Heib, having her back in Point Pleasant is easier on the family.

“It’s good to have her here in town. Eric (her husband) doesn’t have to make all the trips to Huntington and can spend more time with her and less time traveling,” Heib explained. “It has been a long journey for her, but she is up walking around now and we’re glad to see her improving.”

During her time in the ICU Rebecca was struggling to maintain oxygen levels and was on and off the ventilator machine.

With the extended stay in health care facilities, Rebecca and her family have amassed significant medical bills. On June 10 there will be a Bikes and BBQ event on Fourth Street in Point Pleasant, where a bake sale at the event organized by the Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church, will donate all profits to the Shuler family. Those wishing to make direct donations to the Shuler family may do so by dropping them off at the church from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday-Friday, or call the church at 304-675-2170 for more information. Heib is also the secretary at the Presbyterian Church.

Eric works as an x-ray technician and has been working hard to keep up with their son Alex and caring for Rebecca. Rebecca recently celebrated her 34th birthday, and the family is excited for many more despite the long road to recovery.

“We want to help out as much as we can, and we’re hoping more people will consider giving to them,” Heib explained.

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By Morgan McKinniss

mmckinniss@civitasmedia.com

Reach Morgan McKinniss at 740-446-2342 ext 2108 or mmckinniss@civitasmedia.com

Reach Morgan McKinniss at 740-446-2342 ext 2108 or mmckinniss@civitasmedia.com

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