Sunday, October 3, 2010

Pay Pal Account

Just for your information any monies given to this pay pal account were NOT given to AMY!!!!  Please do not use this account!!!   If interested in donating to our family please contact EDWARD JONES EDGEWATER, FL 32141


This is Amy's Mom!  Unfortunately this web site has not been kept current, but for up to date information please visit  or join us on facebook search Amy Sue Root and request us as your friend. 

Thank you
Sue Root

Friday, May 21, 2010

Amy Sue came home on April 26, 2010 and she still requires 24 hour care!  We are very grateful to all of the awesome people who have assisted us on our journey and we will have a long road ahead!  Please keep in touch. amy sue root, and amysueroot;  email  for further updates and communication. 

Thank you
The Root family

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Fund raiser

Thank you to Beachside Tavern; Tia; & Britani for the fundraiser for Amy Sue today!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Please see other web sites too or join Amy's facebook at amy sue root

Amy Sue Root

There is a fund raiser for Amy Sue on May 15, 2010 1200 - 400 pm at Beachside Tavern New Smyrna Beach Florida.  See local news fundraiser for accident victim

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Amy's home now

Amy is back home in Edgewater!  We still have a long road ahead of us and all of your prayers would be appreciated.  Thank you and God Bless!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Amy Sue Root's Story

April 20, 2010

Amy Sue is currently in brain rehab in Jacksonville, Florida.  At this time, her diagnosis is that she is not a candidate for rehab and they are planning to discharge her home on April 26, 2010. 

Amy will require tons of medical equipment as she still has a trachostomy and PEG tube and of course a permanent shunt placed in her head.  My family will also require a van handicap wheel chair accessible to transport her to outpatient rehab and doctors appointments.  Unfortunately, I am not getting an extension on my family medical leave and am having to pay COBRA insurance, that I cannot afford. 

It seems as through the future of my family is dependent on the kindness of family, friends, and strangers at this time.  I think our health care system is a joke ..... what happens to the middle class, working people in this country??? 

God Bless
Sue Root (amy's mom)

Friday, April 9, 2010

We have other web sites too :)

Please check and for further information.

Amy Sue in Rehab Hospital

Amy Sue transferred to Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital 3599 University Blvd. South Jacksonville, FL 32216 c/o Amy Root room 2220 .... she is now allowed to have gifts and flowers sent to her!  We will be here for at least 2 weeks for intense rehab.  Thank you for all of your prayes and love! Sue Root

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Amy Sue had surgery on March 26th and the neurosurgeon placed a permanent shunt and placed Amy's bone (skull) back into her head.  We are on the road to recovery now and are hoping to go to Brooks Rehab in Jacksonville for at least a few weeks.  Then Amy will return home!  God Bless all of you for your support. I could not begin to list everyone who has given us support and love, so please know I am grateful to each and everyone of you!!! Sue (amy's mom)

Monday, March 8, 2010


We are moving! 

For updates and information please go to

Saturday, March 6, 2010  This web site gives information on severe brain trauma and talks about the "brain" neuro storms ... if interested check it out! 

Thank you everyone for your love and support!

Just wanted to update everyone on our last week in Orlando.  Amy Sue is currently off the ventilator and breathing on her own with a trach collar.  She is having neurological "brain storms" and has periods of increased heart rate, increased breathing, and rigid muscles.  She has been slowly getting weaned off methadone and valium.  She appears to be having some withdrawal symptoms and with the brain storms it is hard to determine which one is affecting her.  She looks much better with the road rash wounds healing up nicely and not having a ventilator in her mouth.  She is getting fed with a G-tube with Pedisure and so her weight is remaining stable so far.  She is scheduled for a CT scan of her head on Sunday. Amy is still in pediatric intensive care.  She has a few more surgeries scheduled for sometime in the next month.

The kids and I are back in Edgewater for the weekend.  Lauren and Noah are spending most of the weekend with their friends and I am just taking a much needed break!  We are so very thankful to each and everyone one of you for your prayers and kindness!  God Bless you all!  Sue

Friday, March 5, 2010

Car Wash

Bring your car over to Edward Jones at 44 and Palmetto tomorrow from 11am-3pm to benefit Amy Sue. We could still use some volunteers and supplies for the wash. We hope to see you all there!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Update from Sue

This is an update from Sue from this morning:

Good Morning! Amy had an EEG (brain activity test) done last night ...results today. She has had a few negative spinal fluid tests :) so the infection appears to be clearing! She is also starting to breath some on her own with just the trach collar (CPAP) at night time but it is definitely an improvement. They are starting to wean her off her pain medication very slowly over next month.

At this time we are planning on being in Orlando for approximately one month (could vary) we are staying at the Ronald McDonald House which is fantastic!



Monday, March 1, 2010

Happy Birthday!!

A very Happy Birthday to Amy Sue today! She is 9 years old today. Please take a moment and say a special prayer for her, her Mom and her brother and sister. Please pray for strength and wisdom for her doctors and nurses. We have all seen miracles, let's all pray for one today.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Amy's Birthday

Amy Sue's birthday is March 1st. We are planning a small get together at the Ronald McDonald House in 3rd floor conference room to celebrate and pray for her recovery. It will held in the late afternoon early evening. Please check back for more details.

Motorcycle/Car Wash Rescheduled

The motorcycle wash will be held Sunday, Riverside Bank on SR 44 from 11am-3pm. Volunteers and supplies are welcomed and encouraged!! Thanks for your support!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Amy is being moved to orlando

Florida Hospital Orlando

601 East Rollins Street Orlando, FL 32803
I spoke with the Neurosurgeon at Halifax tonight and she will be transferred to Orlando Hospital South tomorrow via helicopter.  My family will also be relocating and staying at the Ronald McDonald House by the hospital.  Please keep us in your prayers and don't forget us while we are gone.  We will be in touch and thank you all so much for all of your continued support and prayers! <3 Sue Root

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Headley's Lagoon Hosting Benefit~March 14th

Please join on on March 14th from 2pm-6pm at Headley's Lagoon in Edgewater. Games, food and fun for the whole family, all proceeds will go to benefit Amy Sue and her family. 


Monday, February 22, 2010

Motorcycle Wash

Come on out and support Amy Sue this Saturday at Riverside Bank on SR 44 in NSb. It's Bike Week, bring your bike and let us wash it....we will be there from 11am-3pm and will give your ride a shine..all for a donation to a great cause. If you have a car come on we can wash that as well!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Thank you ALL!

I just wanted to thank each and everyone of you for all the love, caring, and support my family has received over the past month.  I can hardly believe that on FEB 24th it will be one month since the accident.   I am still very emotional and have moments that I just cant talk much, so forgive me!  AMY SUE will be 9 years old on March 1st....She was born at Halifax not far from where she is now!  She is allowed to have balloons and stuffed animals and cards but flowers remain at the nurses desk due to her intensive care status.  My children and I will be struggling more than ever during the spring birthdays of my kids.  We are still so very hopeful and have FAITH in GOD!  Amy Still has some infections and will remain in intensive care until those are gone. SUE ROOT

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Thanks To All!

Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A raised $650.00 for Amy Sue! A big Thank You to everyone who came out and joined us at at the Edgewater Chick-Fil-A. There was a great turnout, what a wonderful community we live in!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A

Don't forget to drop by the Chick-Fil-A in Edgewater tonight for Spirit Night. Tonight it will benefit Amy Sue Root! Come by from 5pm-8pm. Thank you for your support!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Update-February 18

Update from Amy's Mom:

Amy made it through a few surgeries and now we are focused on her infections and in the future a permanent shunt placement. The nurses are taking her off sedation and she has her eyes open but still to early to say if she sees us yet. Thank you all so much for being so wonderful to my family! God Bless!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wish List

We have gotten several emails asking what does Amy Sue's family need? Her Mom and siblings are going to have to move to less expensive housing. A place to live that is inexpensive would be great but finding that is tough, so we are trying to outfit a place that needs some work for them. We need, flooring of any kind, kitchen cabinets,countertops and a stove. Labor to help get it in order is always welcome!

Fundraising Meeting

Friends of Amy Sue and her family are having a fund raising committee meeting this Thursday at Denny's in New Smyrna at 6:30 pm to discuss ways to help. Thank you all for your love & support!

Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A

Please join us Friday night at the Chick-Fil-A in Edgewater from 5-8pm. It is Spirit Night to benefit Amy Sue Root!

Update-February 17

Amy had two surgeries yesterday and so far she is doing okay! She has an infection in her spinal fluid and it will be 4-6 weeks before her next surgery can take place. She will most likely be in the ICU for at least 4 more weeks. Please continue to pray for her and her family.