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Lillian and Amanda Stanwood

A nasty three-car accident Thursday has left a Coupeville family in need.

Amanda Stanwood, and her daughter Lillian, were hit in a head-on collision on Highway 20 in the vicinity of Dugualla Bay after another driver crossed the centerline.

Their car was pinned against the guardrail after the accident, and Amanda was one of three people involved transported to the hospital.

Seaside Spa and Salon owner Aaron Wiley, who is a family friend, posted this earlier today:

 

If you’re from Coupeville and a soccer family, chances are you know the Stanwood’s.

They personally mean a lot to me (Aaron) because they have been like family to my daughter and I since Emma was in diapers.

Their home has been her home away from home whenever she needed it, and our daughters will most certainly be lifelong friends. It’s just that kind of a bond.

Mandi & Lily were in that horrible wreck on North Whidbey this last Thursday. Hit head-on by an uninsured motorist who they think fell asleep at the wheel.

This family is the NICEST family I’ve ever met. They would give anyone the shirt off their backs and every last dime they had if someone was in need.

Mandi’s husband volunteers as a soccer coach and Mandi spends her time taking care of their household and helping all of her friends out when any of us are in a pinch with childcare.

They pour as much as they can into soccer for their daughter because it’s her outlet and is one of the things that has kept this sweet child sane through a terrible couple of years.

They travel off-Island multiple times a week for soccer camps and tournaments.

Now they are without a vehicle and not a lot of hope after this horrific car wreck that they miraculously walked away from … beaten up, cut up, bruised and shaken, but alive ❤️.

The paramedics were astounded they weren’t hurt any more than they were.

Please help them if you can. They need to purchase a car.

Thankfully they have been lent a vehicle to use temporarily from a friend until they can buy their own.

They need the stress taken off.

They may need help with medical bills because it’s unknown right now what their health insurance will cover.

Their car insurance was minimal and they don’t know what, if anything, it will cover to help them replace their car.

These are wonderful people and could really use some community support right now.

 

To help, pop over to:

Fundraiser by Melissa Talcott : Help the Stanwoods Recover from an Accident (gofundme.com)

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Lillian Stanwood (left) is a Coupeville soccer star with a positive attitude, talent for the game, and big hopes for her future on the pitch. (Photo courtesy Amanda Stanwood)

Remember the name Lillian Stanwood.

She’s a young soccer star on the rise, one who already has a classy attitude and a deep desire to take her game as far as possible.

Stanwood, who will be a 7th grader at Coupeville Middle School in the fall, currently plays select soccer for Northwest United.

Along with other Central Whidbey booters such as Genna Wright and Chayse Van Velkinburgh, she spent the weekend in Mount Vernon, playing in the 25th Skagit Firecracker tournament.

Stanwood competes with a team which is an age group above her own.

While her squad didn’t capture a title over the weekend, the young Coupeville star got plenty of time on the pitch.

When she wasn’t playing, she demonstrated the kind of support for other players which will benefit her greatly as she progresses in the game.

“(When she wasn’t playing) she went to the lower bracket games to cheer on her fellow club members without being prompted,” said mom Amanda. “She’s an amazing young lady and constantly displays what team support should look like.”

Stanwood has big dreams for the future, which may start as early as this fall.

With the school’s football program being shuttered, Coupeville Middle School is reportedly preparing to launch a boys soccer program in its place.

So far there hasn’t been word of a similar program for Wolf girls, so Stanwood may try out for the boys team if school officials agree.

She’s also considering playing basketball for CMS (if it doesn’t conflict with her select soccer schedule), but life on the pitch is what drives her.

“She eats, breathes, and sleeps soccer,” her mom said. “She dreams of going to the University of Washington to play, in hopes of someday playing for Reign FC.”

Like I said, remember the name Lillian Stanwood.

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