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.

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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18 people like this
Posted by Train Neighbor
a resident of Ventura
on Dec 31, 2016 at 6:08 pm

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

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Posted by Marc Vincenti
a resident of Barron Park
on Dec 31, 2016 at 7:01 pm

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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.

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Posted by Kimberly Bomar
a resident of Stanford
on Jan 1, 2017 at 7:42 am

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

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Posted by Patrick Burt
a resident of Community Center
on Jan 1, 2017 at 9:29 am

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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.

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Posted by anne
a resident of Green Acres
on Jan 2, 2017 at 11:36 am

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

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Posted by So Sorry
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 3, 2017 at 1:49 pm

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

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Posted by Annet Dragavon
a resident of Barron Park
on Jan 4, 2017 at 11:05 am

So sorry to hear this. Wishing you a speedy recovery, Terry!

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Posted by Ellen Wheeler
a resident of Mountain View
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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