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Family of five recovers from multi-car accident at 41st and Minnesota

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A family of five was riding in the first vehicle struck in last week's fatal 7-car accident at 41st and Minnesota.

Monday, the mother and father remain hospitalized.

KSFY News spoke with a family member to find out how they're recovering.

When an accident happens it can set off a chain of events many of us may or may not be prepared for. What if we can't work? How are we going to pay our bills? And who's going to take care of our kids?

We spoke with one family member who says the road to recovery is going to take time and money.

When Nathanael Anderson learned his sister-in-law ameina and her family were in an accident last Thursday, he hoped it wasn't the one he heard about at 41st and Minnesota.

"it's a miracle that they all survived and that hopefully they're going to be leaving without any serious, lasting injuries. not everybody will heal in time, but there's no paralysis or anything like that. no one had any major injuries that they won't recover from," Anderson said.

Nathanael says his brother-in-law Stephan Wolf is the sole bread winner in the family of five, so he set up a fund to help them get by.

"To kind of help pay for the rent and different things. they're going to need until he's able to get back on his feet and start working. I know he did work work from home and so that's kind of a benefit once he's back on his feet and able to really move around a little bit more and concentrate. He'll be able to hopefully get back to work," Anderson said.

And the family has come together for their emotional needs.

"Having a close family has actually been a really big blessing for this, especially having both sets of grandparents around. Family, they've got aunts and uncles in the area as well that have stepped up to take care of the kids," Anderson said.

But Stephan and Ameina's three little one's miss being with their parents.

"It's been a little bit of a struggle for the kids. the younger daughter, she's wanted to see mom and dad, but we've been taking them up there every day to see mom and dad as often as possible to be up there. I know the hospital was nice enough to arrange for stephan and ameina to have supper together the other night," Anderson said.

But it could be some time before things return to normal for the Wolf family.

"It's going to be a long road for both of them. financially as well as physically. hopefully they will recover from it and hopefully things will work itself out," Anderson said.

Nathanael's tells us his brother-in-law should be out of the hospital in the next day or so but his sister-in-law will probably be there for about a month.

If you would like to donate to help the Wolf family, a benefit fund has been set up in their name at Home Federal Bank.

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