Update: AMANDA IS HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL! 💓💓💓 She came home yesterday afternoon and we were able to visit with her today. She’s doing as good as expected, but is still in a good bit pain. She is in a wheelchair, and has casts on her legs and braces around her back and neck.
She loved reading all your cards. She wanted to open them all right away but said, “maybe I should save some for later... I’m going to be bored for a while.” She received cards from 17 states!
The entire King family wants to extend another thank you to all who have donated, wished Amanda well, and sent cards. They feel your love.
We also saw an increase of customers at the BBQ Barn, so many of you came out to buy chicken and support the King family. The BBQ Barn is located on our property, but there is a window for outside customers. They are currently open on Fridays Saturdays. Menu: https://the-bbq-barn.business.site/
We have some sad news to share.
The King family, who owns the BBQ Barn on our farm, was involved in a tragic buggy accident Sunday morning. Their three oldest children, Melvin, Levi, and Amanda were hit head-on by a pick-up truck while heading to church. Mom and Dad and their other three other children were in a separate buggy 10 minutes ahead of them.
Levi, the younger boy miraculously escaped with only bumps and bruises. Melvin, who was driving the buggy, has some head trauma and bruises.
But Amanda, the oldest daughter, suffered the full brunt of the collision. She was taken to Hershey Medical center with serious head trauma and is not conscious at this time. We now know she broke both of her legs, a bone in her neck and back, and is in the ICU. Please pray for her recovery.
This family has been a part of our family for the past 3 years. We have watched these children grow and have become very close to them over the years. Liz just gave birth to baby Marvin only a few months ago. The challenges this family faces with taking care of their young children, transportation to and from the hospital and post-hospital care for Amanda will be daunting.
If you ever ordered anything from the BBQ Barn, you most likely were served by Amanda. She is the sweetest, kindest young lady. She loves horses and scrapbooking. She always has a smile on her face. She is a little shy but once she gets to know you, she opens up and loves to talk. As you can see from the note, Amanda was really looking forward to serving food at the BBQ Barn for our opening weekend.
If you cannot donate, please send get well cards for Amanda and her family. Family members: David (father), Liz (mother), Melvin (14), Amanda (12), Levi (11), Christopher (6), Steven Lee (2), Marvin (newborn)
Address the cards like so:
The Amish Farm and House
Attn: King Family
2395 Covered Bridge Drive
Lancaster, PA 17602