Publishing director’s daughter in coma

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Warbuton, Victoria

Lani Brereton was in a vehicle hit head on by an unregistered, speeding car driven by a drunk driver on Sabbath afternoon (December 14).

The brain swelling is the most immediate [threat] at this stage. We should have a better understanding of Lan’s chance of survival maybe by Friday. Please continue to pray for her brain swelling to go down.

Lani, 28, incurred serious injuries and had to be resuscitated during the medevac flight to hospital. Many of her bones are broken and she is currently in a coma with significant swelling of the brain. Lani’s daughter, who was in the back seat at the time of the accident, also received injuries, but has been discharged.

Lani was hit while traveling home after visiting her parents, John and Michel Brereton. John Brereton is Publishing director for the Adventist Church in the South Pacific.

More than a hundred people met at Lillydale Lake to pray for Lani Brereton on Sunday afternoon. She was anointed earlier this morning.
 

Friends and church members came together at Lillydale Lake this past Sunday to pray for Lani. [Photo courtesy: Bec Brereton]

The Brereton family is calling for prayer for Lani. “Lan is fighting for her life, her injuries are horrific and multiple,” said John in an email statement. “The brain swelling is the most immediate [threat] at this stage. We should have a better understanding of Lan’s chance of survival maybe by Friday. Please continue to pray for her brain swelling to go down.”

Although the driver who hit Lani had no driving license, was speeding, driving an unregistered car, and is a repeat drink-driving offender, John ended his message by saying “please pray for him too.” The driver sustained only minor injuries and is in police custody.