GoFundMe: Basin Woman Seriously Injured and Loses Child in Car Crash

GoFundMe: Basin Woman Seriously Injured and Loses Child in Car Crash

Written by on January 21, 2022

A Basin woman is holding onto her life in Billings after suffering severe injuries in a head-on collision that took the life of one of her unborn twins.

A GoFundMe has been established to aid a Basin couple: Jeremiah “J.R.” Durbin and his fiancée Veronica. The couple is “physically and emotionally” healing from a tragic accident that took the life of one of their unborn twins.

According to Sara Stone, the organizer of the GoFundMe campaign, Veronica was in a head-on collision as she was commuting to work on Wednesday, Jan. 19. The accident was so severe Veronica was taken to Cody and life-flighted to Billings, where she is currently hospitalized with a broken pelvis and several broken arm bones.

Courtesy Sara Stone & GoFundMe

Tragically, Veronica was pregnant with twin girls at the time of the crash – and one did not survive.

The twins were already named Aurora and Maggie and were due in April 2022. Maggie survived the collision and is being monitored but “is not out of the woods yet.” Unfortunately, Aurora did not survive the crash.

The GoFundMe campaign is seeking $25,000 to cover six months of essential expenses for the couple. As of Jan.21, over $2,500 has been donated.

J.R. previously suffered an accident that left him permanently disabled and unemployed. As a result,  Veronica was the “sole provider” for the family.

The money donated will cover utilities, essentials, and down payment for a vehicle for the couple, as their car was totaled in the crash.

Veronica is expected to be in recovery until at least late March when Maggie is due to be born. As such, she will be unable to provide for the family while recovering.

“Every donation counts,” Stone says, “regardless of the amount. Please share and continue to pray for the baby girl they lost, the baby still fighting to stay alive, Roni, and J.R. as they begin to navigate this unimaginable tragedy.”

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