Will You Please Send a Card to Someone Who Needs Sunshine?

Greetings crafty friends!

My name is Lauren Semple and I am on the team in our home office at Simon Says Stamp.  I spend much of my time scouting new products and making sure we are stocked with what you are looking for.

I am asking for your help. The thing I love most about our crafting community is that when one of us is down, we all come together! Right now there is a need to help someone who experienced an unfortunate circumstance. 

Last weekend my cousin Sandy was walking out of a store to her car after some light shopping. Making sure to stay out of the middle of the lane between parked cars, she walked close to the cars on the left side of the lane.

Then an SUV turned wide around the row of cars to her right while probably looking for a parking space.  To Sandy’s surprise, the driver struck her with the front driver’s side quarter of the car and knocked her down to a sitting position. As the driver did not see Sandy on the ground, she kept driving and ran over her lower legs with the front tire of the car.

The driver still did not notice what she was doing, but others did. The people in the parking lot started to scream at the driver to STOP! Waving their hands and doing anything to get the drivers attention.

It worked and the SUV stopped right before running Sandy’s legs over again with her back tire.

Thanks to the many people who stopped to help, the store’s staff, the Ambulance and the Police Sandy was taken to the hospital very quickly.

Once at the hospital she was taken in for surgery right away to stabilize her legs with an Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon. After having several tests, X-rays, and Scans performed, Sandy was told that she had two broken fibulas, a shattered tibia, and a broken ankle.

Sandy’s first surgery went very well and the doctors are optimistic that she will recover from this! However, she has a very long road of recovery ahead of her and will be in the hospital for quite some time.

Sandy is a teacher and a crafter. She has a huge heart and never hesitates to help others however she can. She is also a rock in my family and holds us all together. That is why I am reaching out. Her journey to get back to normal is going to be a very long hard one. I want to flood her hospital room with good wishes, prayers, and happy thoughts from this amazing crafty community she is a part of. That way we can all keep encouraging her to be strong as she faces the many challenges ahead.

If you have handmade cards you’d like to donate to help send her good wishes, please mail to:

Simon Says Stamp
44 Lazelle Drive
Columbus OH  43235

Thank you so much for your support!

  • Lauren and your Simon Says Stamp family
Heidi Crowl
Founder of Simon Says Stamp. Crazy in Love with my hubby and life partner, Mommy of two fun(ny) kiddos, forever mom to our pup Simon who sadly passed over the Rainbow bridge, and a new mom to our family protector German Shepherd. Lover of all things art, craft, and stamp related. Goofball at heart.
  1. Lauren so sad to hear about the accident. I will gladly send Sandy some cheer via happy mail and will also keep her in my prayers!

  2. Oh my goodness… Praying for healing and recovery for Sandy and I would definitely love to send some cardlove to her! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to bless someone.

  3. She’s in our prayers, Lauren. My group of crafty ladies is meeting this evening to make cards for her and I’ll be mailing them off tomorrow or Saturday. Thanks for letting us be part of this. :-D

  4. I am so sorry about this. What a horrible thing to happen to your cousin. I will send her a card. I hope she will recover fully.

  5. So sorry!! Sending happy thoughts and prayers to Sandy!!! Great way to put a smile on her face!!

  6. SO THANKFUL she is ok!! What a HORRIBLE thing to have happen!! THANKS for sharing and a Card will be on its way!! HUGE HUGS, THOUGHTS and PRAYERS as she goes through the process on the Road to Recovery!! <3 <3 <3

  7. Oh so sad! Makes me realize how fortunate I am. I will certainly send some cards–maybe one every wk or 2 so Sandy will keep getting them. Hard to imagine cards from strangers will help, but hope they will.

  8. Sunshine is in the mail for Sandy. Glad she survived and will make a recovery. Hope that driver got a ticket of some sort. thanks as always for sharing.

  9. I need to make some cards this weekend so will gladly make one more! I hate the reason, but love that we can use our skills for good, like superheroes :)

  10. How horrific. I can not even imagine. This story had my heart breaking. Thank you for making this blog post, i will be sending a card out.

  11. Hi , I am Lauren’s cousin Sandy . She just came to visit me and with her came a large box. She went on to tell me of the call for cards from the crafting community . I opened the box and was totally blown away by the number of cards . I cannot thank all of you enough . My recovery from this terrible accident has been full of the evidence of God’s love . Each card or text from a friend or a stranger has given me strength to stay positive . Your joint expression of love is amazing. Thank you from the bottom of my heart .

    Love ,
    Sandy , Lauren’s cousin

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