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Claremore family's vigil for their daughter

A Claremore family continues its bedside vigil at a Tulsa hospital. 16-year old Aubrey Robbins mysteriously fell into a coma in her parents' home nearly a month ago.

Now, as they watch and hope for each sign of her recovery, Aubrey's family is being strengthened by community support in an unusual way. News on Six reporter Heather Johnson says on the morning of November 22nd, Aubrey Robbins' parents awoke to a family's worst fear. They found their 16-year old daughter in her bedroom, shaking and struggling to breathe. Aubrey went into cardiac arrest and was rushed to intensive care at St Francis hospital.

Bryan Shelton, Aubrey's uncle, “It was very difficult. It was a tragedy beyond anything we thought would happen.” As doctors searched in vain for the reason such a healthy, vibrant girl would suddenly collapse. Her family was flooded with calls of concern for the Claremore High cheerleader.

That concern evolved into a web site, WWW.AUBREYROBBINS.COM. Created by another uncle, the site offers daily updates on Aubrey's condition. There's also a forum for people to post their messages of support for the Robbins. So far, the site has gotten about 9-thousand hits. “Aubrey's family is extremely active in the church and finds a lot of comfort in the lord and to have so many friends and family members who are assessing the website and leaving prayerful messages is a great comfort to them.” Along with sending words of support to Aubrey and her family, visitors to the website can help cover the costs of her medical care by following a link to WWW.AMAZON.COM. There a portion of your purchases will go to help Aubrey Shelton says while the road to recovery will be a long one, Aubrey is very strong.

He says the family will gather at his home for Christmas this year, just a few miles from the hospital. “It will be a difficult Christmas without Aubrey at home with her family, but we will get through it. And the meaning of Christmas this year is much more important why we celebrate it and the amount of time that you spend with your family.” We get caught up in the rush of Christmas the gift giving of Christmas and the true meaning sometimes gets lost, especially in today's modern times.

Doctors still don't know what happened to Aubrey Robbins. At this point, she is still unresponsive, but is awake at times. She has made some progress, Aubrey is now breathing on her own without a ventilator.
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