Lincoln Toddler's Road to Recovery

By: Laura Berry Email
By: Laura Berry Email

To Help Out:

A Fund for Aubree Cummins is set up at Wells Fargo Bank.

Marcano says Nebraska branches of the bank are set up to take donations.

In early June, the single mother of three was backing out of her driveway, unaware that her daughter was behind the car. Months later, Aubree is still on the road to recovery.

Jami Marcano describes the past three months as a nightmare.

Marcano says of the experience " I felt the impact that I had ran over something. I asked Kaleb to get out of the car and go see what had happened and he got out of the car and he saw Aubree laying at the end of the driveway and from there on it has been a complete nightmare."

Marcano says on June 6th, she was taking her children to a baseball game when she ran back into her home to retrieve an item one of her children had forgotten, then backed out of her driveway not realizing that toddler Aubree had run behind the vehicle.
Aubree was Life-Flighted to Omaha and was given a 50-50 chance of pulling through.

Marcano says the incident has changed her forever and hopes it will serve as a lesson for parents.

"I look back and I wish I would have paid more attention to the side view mirrors. What did I see in the side view mirrors? Did I look in the back seat to see if both of my children were in the back seat? Did I look around my car and see that there was nothing around my car before I got in?"

Aubree just celebrated her second birthday and the cheerful toddler seems not to notice that she's still recovering from a fractured skull among other injuries.

Marcano says she has taken twelve weeks off of work to take her daughter to various medical appointments. She says the struggle is not just psychological for her now, it will soon become financial.

Although Aubree is expected to make a full recovery, Marcano says it will be tough to take more time off of work to attend to her daughter's needs.

Aubree's procedures over the next several months will mean the single mom won't be taking home her full paycheck, making it tough to make ends meet.

A fund has been set up at Wells Fargo in the name of Aubree Cummins, to help the family get by while paying for future medical expenses and planning for Cummins' future.

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