The Herald Bulletin

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April 8, 2014

Father says daughter, baby recovering after deadly accident

Crash Sunday claimed life of young husband

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INDIANAPOLIS —

Representatives of Second Chance to Get It Right, a fundraiser group in Anderson, announced Tuesday that the organization would host a motorcycle rally to raise money for the family.

"It's great to know people are watching over this aspect," Keefe said. "I have had literally hundreds of comments and prayers on my Facebook page. I came home Sunday night, and people were texting me until almost midnight. It was astounding to see the grace of God at work in people."

For now, the family is continuing to monitor Rebecca and Autumn as they recover. Keefe said doctors are hopeful both can be released as early as this weekend. 

The newborn's treatment is preventative, and a specialized test on Thursday will give physicians a better idea of when she can be released. Keefe said the girl is moving around like a normal baby.

Rebecca's condition is stable. She suffered a torn uterus, lacerated spleen, broken arm, severe left leg contusions and internal injuries, Keefe said. She lost a lot of blood in the accident, according to her father, and getting her blood levels back to normal is the most important part of the healing process.

Jesse Sperry's family drove straight from Phoenix and arrived at the hospital Tuesday afternoon. Keefe said most of the family had gathered in town. 

Robert D. Loose Funeral Home is handling the funeral arrangements, but a date and time had not been set yet. The funeral will be at Edgewood Baptist Church, where the couple attended church. They were driving home from church Sunday at the time of the accident.

"I just want everyone to know how grateful we are for all the love we've received," Keefe said.

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