Julia Santos-Coy: Motorcycle accident a life-altering event for Truckee Tahoe community member | SierraSun.com

Julia Santos-Coy: Motorcycle accident a life-altering event for Truckee Tahoe community member

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TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Statistics show nearly 44 million people are a pink slip or disaster away from losing everything. Disaster struck Julia Santos-Coy when her motorcycle slid 50 feet to avoid an accident on Highway 267. The knife of disaster cut deeply: Her leg was amputated just below the knee this week.

Santos-Coy is a woman who pulled herself up from many devastating situations, to find a niche at Tahoe Women’s Services, where her indomitable spirit and empathy has served 17 years.

and#8220;She does a great job empowering her clients,and#8221; said Liz Soto, residential program manager at TWS’ Truckee office. As Client Services Coordinator, she helps victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse file paperwork and transports them to and from court. and#8220;She has a huge heart,and#8221; said Soto.

Marion Crossley, a friend of 20 years and co-worker when TWS was a three-person staff, hopes the community will step up and lend a hand to help with mounting medical and personal expenses. A fund is set up with Bank of the West, under Julia Santos-Coy, or mail a check to Crossley at 11325 Thelin Drive, Truckee, 96161.

According to Crossley, Santos-Coy was riding her motorcycle because her car died. Each incident spiraled into another devastating blow. and#8220;Life will never be the same,and#8221; said Crossley.

A life that has spread joy and life to others, in her position at TWS and volunteer activities with the Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee and La Communidad Unida. Santo-Coy is fluent in Spanish and Crossly said: and#8220;Julia falls in love with her clients, people bond with her, she knows what you need.and#8221;

Julia Santos-Coy needs her community now. Take a moment and reach out to a woman who has reached out to so many for years.

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