Ree Drummond has finally given an update on the health of husband Ladd and nephew Caleb. She took to social media to say thanks to her fans and everybody who has prayed for her husband and nephew. According to the “Food Network” star, Ladd and Caleb are in the hospital and they will be okay. They are recovering following the collision near the family’s farm in Osage County, Oklahoma. This accident took place on Wednesday.
I want to thank you all for your prayers for our family. As a family we are giving thanks today, knowing things could have been much worse. I am happy for your kindness and love. It means a lot.
She wrote on her official social media account.
The details of the accident
According to a report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the accident had occurred at 1:43 p.m. on Wednesday in the west of Pawhuska, about eight miles away from the farm of Ree Drummond’s family. Caleb and Ladd were driving a Himmat Fire Truck on County Road N3660. 21-year-old Caleb was driving southbound, and 57-year-old Ladd was driving northbound. All of a sudden, their trucks hit each other because of the high wind on a gravel road. This made things invisible to them, and Caleb and Ladd could not know what was actually happening to them and their trucks.
Unfortunately, they had not worn seatbelts. Caleb was ejected around seventy feet from the point of rest. Both of them were immediately brought to the St. John Medical Center in Tulsa. The condition of Caleb was more critical than that of Ladd. He received serious injuries in the arm, leg, and head. Some internal injuries were also received.
Ladd and Caleb were actually responding to the fire that was burning through hundreds of acres of land in northeast Oklahoma. They drove trucks at a relatively high speed because the flames were encroaching on the Drummond family farm.
Ree Drummond requests people to keep praying
In addition to saying thanks for all the kindness and love, Ree Drummond has requested her fans to continue praying for her nephew and husband. She says that they are taking good care of the two hospitalized men. As a family, they realize that think could have been worse if they were not brought to the medical center immediately.
In 2010, she made her “Food Network” debut and appeared on “Throwdown! With Bobby Flay.” One year later, in 2011, the cable channel started her show “The Pioneer Woman.” This show is based on her famous blog about ranch life and cooking. It was shot at a site known as The Lodge.
According to Ree Drummond, The Lodge is a guest house on their ranch where the pilot of her “Food Network” was planned to be shot. She decided to go there because she was habitual of using the kitchen of The Lodge for gatherings and different types of events.
What does Ree Drummond write in her free time?
She started blogging back in 2006. Initially, she used a sub-domain of the Typepad blogging service. When her work got visibility, she decided to get her domain registered. “The Pioneer Woman” was previously called “Confessions of a Pioneer Woman.” It is now a section of the site.
Ree Drummond loves writing content on ranch life and homeschooling. She often posts recipes to engage more and more people. Her stories about her family, country life, and husband and her step-by-step cooking instructions are quite famous among fans. People who know Ree Drummond and are fond of reading her work are requested to remember Ree Drummond’s husband and nephew in their prayers.