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Palo Alto school district trustee injured in 'serious' car accident in Israel

Doctors expect Terry Godfrey to make a full recovery

Palo Alto Board of Education member Terry Godfrey was injured in a "serious" car accident this week while traveling with her family in Israel, according to her husband, Steve.

Godfrey, who was on vacation with her husband and two children in Jerusalem, "suffered the most serious injuries of the family," Steve wrote Friday to Superintendent Max McGee in an email, which was provided to the Palo Alto Weekly at his request.

Although Godfrey "has several issues and is in considerable pain, her doctors expect her to make a full recovery," Steve wrote.

The family plans to stay in Israel for at least another week, if not longer, to give Godfrey time to recover well enough to travel, according to her husband.

"Still, we don't, at this time, know when she'll be able to return to her duties as a school board member," he wrote to McGee.

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Palo Alto school district trustee injured in 'serious' car accident in Israel

Doctors expect Terry Godfrey to make a full recovery

by / Palo Alto Weekly

Uploaded: Sat, Dec 31, 2016, 4:35 pm

Palo Alto Board of Education member Terry Godfrey was injured in a "serious" car accident this week while traveling with her family in Israel, according to her husband, Steve.

Godfrey, who was on vacation with her husband and two children in Jerusalem, "suffered the most serious injuries of the family," Steve wrote Friday to Superintendent Max McGee in an email, which was provided to the Palo Alto Weekly at his request.

Although Godfrey "has several issues and is in considerable pain, her doctors expect her to make a full recovery," Steve wrote.

The family plans to stay in Israel for at least another week, if not longer, to give Godfrey time to recover well enough to travel, according to her husband.

"Still, we don't, at this time, know when she'll be able to return to her duties as a school board member," he wrote to McGee.

The school board is currently not meeting while the district is on winter break. Its first meeting of 2017 is scheduled for Jan. 10.

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Train Neighbor
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Ventura
on Dec 31, 2016 at 6:08 pm
Train Neighbor, Ventura
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on Dec 31, 2016 at 6:08 pm
18 people like this

Wishing for speedy healing for Terry and a safe return home.


Marc Vincenti
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Barron Park
on Dec 31, 2016 at 7:01 pm
Marc Vincenti, Barron Park
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on Dec 31, 2016 at 7:01 pm
21 people like this

Best wishes to Terry, and to her family, for recovery from the shock and injuries of this accident, and for a safe trip back to Palo Alto.


Kimberly Bomar
Stanford
on Jan 1, 2017 at 7:42 am
Kimberly Bomar, Stanford
on Jan 1, 2017 at 7:42 am
13 people like this

I'm wishing you and your family well, Terry.


Patrick Burt
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Community Center
on Jan 1, 2017 at 9:29 am
Patrick Burt, Community Center
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on Jan 1, 2017 at 9:29 am
12 people like this

Best wishes to Terry and her family. We are thankful that she will have a full recovery. Terry truly cares about the well being of others, especially our children.


anne
Green Acres
on Jan 2, 2017 at 11:36 am
anne, Green Acres
on Jan 2, 2017 at 11:36 am
4 people like this

Warm Wishes for a speedy recovery and all the best to your family


So Sorry
Midtown
on Jan 3, 2017 at 1:49 pm
So Sorry, Midtown
on Jan 3, 2017 at 1:49 pm
5 people like this

Hoping Teri is soon healed sufficiently to travel comfortably-- it's a long flight home!


Annet Dragavon
Barron Park
on Jan 4, 2017 at 11:05 am
Annet Dragavon, Barron Park
on Jan 4, 2017 at 11:05 am
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So sorry to hear this. Wishing you a speedy recovery, Terry!


Ellen Wheeler
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Mountain View
on Jan 7, 2017 at 8:35 pm
Ellen Wheeler, Mountain View
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on Jan 7, 2017 at 8:35 pm
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Best wishes, Terry. Like I said at our last meeting - "thoughts and prayers."


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