A Bellevue woman remains in serious condition following a motorcycle crash Saturday night. Thirty-five-year-old Nicole Locke and her husband Tony were going home from church when they collided with a semi.
Nicole's parents were a little surprised to find their daughter had such a tremendous impact on the lives of others.
"Nicole is a very loving caring sensitive intelligent labor room delivery nurse," Nicole's mother Silvija Pozdla said. "She's brought thousands of babies into this world." "We never realized how special she was to everybody that she came in contact with."
Silvija Pozdla and husband Jeff Adams saw video of a motorcycle crash on Channel Six Saturday night.
"I just looked at that and I had a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach and I turned him and I said we need to call Tony and Nicole right now, right now to see if they are okay," Silvija said.
Phone calls and text messages went unanswered, until...
"I got a phone call from Tony's cell and it wasn't Tony," Silvija said. "It was a Sarpy County Sheriff."
Nicole was badly hurt. Five days later, she's still in ICU and in a coma. Tony has been released from the hospital. Nicole's parents reach out to him. "We just keep telling him that we're here," Jeff said. "And we're family now and we love him," Silvija said. "I mean he's our son too," Jeff added. It seems Nicole and Tony were meant to be together. Silvija says Tony is a bit of the jokester and Nicole a loving and caring woman.
"They are just extraordinary together," Silvija said. "They just complement each other so wonderfully." "If anybody else needed help or needed anything one of those two would be there," Jeff said. And now with their daughter clinging to life, Nicole's parents hold one thought. "Prayers," Silvija said. "Pray for that miracle."
The Locke's are covered by insurance for their medical bills, but with three children it is difficult for them to make ends meet.
Neither one can work. A fund has been set up to help the family at area SAC Federal Credit Unions. Donations can be made to the Nicole and Tony Locke fund.
Nicole and Tony Locke were on their way home from church Saturday night when their motorcycle hit a semi. Since that night Nicole has been fighting for her life the family is rallying together, praying for a miracle and finding strength in the fighter they know she is.
Silvija Pozdla, Nicole’s mother says, "Pray, that's all we ask is just pray a miracle that Nicole is returned to us so she can continue her good work here on earth." A mother's plea, both for the life of her daughter and for help from the community, to pray.
Because the life of 35-year-old Nicole Locke isn't finished yet Nicole's mother says. "She is special to us, she's special to this family but we had no idea, no idea, how special she is to everybody she's come in contact with."
With a warm heart and big smile, who wouldn't remember a conversation with Nicole? "She'd do anything for anybody.”
Nicole Locke is a labor room delivery nurse a job that brings life into the world. "She has always had that caring nature about her, Nicole has always been even as child, caring for her sisters, even back then," Pozdla said.
The oldest of three sisters, Nicole has a family nature about her as well, even as dependable as daddy's little girl. Jeff Adams, Nicole’s father says, "You wouldn't hear any squabble or excuse or anything you know, it was, do it right away."
A family now can only hope the love and support Nicole has sowed into the world can now be reaped in their hour of need. "We are so overwhelmed with the love and the support from people we don't even know that were touched by Nicole in some way."
Family, friends and loved ones remain vigilant in their prayers for Nicole and Tony Locke. Nicole remains at Creighton Medical Center in critical condition, Tony has since been released.
There is a Facebook group called, “Tony and Nicole Locke Love and Support,” where loved ones and friends can post thoughts and encouragement for the family.
While the Locke's are covered by insurance for their medical bills, it is pretty difficult for them to make ends meet because neither can work. A fund has been set up to help the family at area SAC Federal Credit Unions. Donations can be made to the “Nicole and Tony Locke Fund.”