Colleagues create video get well card to support woman injured by apparent drunken driver

Posted at 10:23 PM, Oct 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-09 08:57:16-04

WEST JORDAN, Utah -- A doctor and community leader continues to fight for her life after being run over by an apparent drunken driver last week.

The staff at Jordan Valley Medical Center came up with a very memorable get well card for her on Wednesday, and the card was in the form of a video.

“After we had heard that Anne had been in an accident, there were many people in the hospital, the staff, who wanted to reach out to her,” colleague Jodi Dojong said.

Police say a drunken driver hit Anne Kieryn and her wife, Rebecca Dixon, during their morning run through Emigration Canyon last Thursday.

“I don't actually remember anything that happened,” Dixon said. “What I do remember: We were going out for a morning run before work and we were on the side of the road fully reflective.”

Kieryn is a surgical breast oncologist at Jordan Valley Medical Center. Her friends say she's the kind of doctor who values health in her personal life, pushes vegetables onto her patients, and takes the stairs rather than the elevator.

“Anne is a bundle of energy that doesn't stop,” said Chris Dickinson, who is a friend of Kieryn’s. “At any given time during the day she will be jumping around.”

And that's why her friends and colleagues decided to jump, to send back that energy for healing and health to Kiery--who remains in critical condition.

“It's going to be a slow recovery,” Dixon said. “But every day is a little bit better, and we are grateful for all the healing vibes and prayers and I know they are helping.”

Her friends at the hospital said the get well message shows how drunken driving can impact an entire community.

“I beg all young people: Don't get behind the wheel of a car if you take one sip of alcohol or take drugs,” said Anne’s mother, Eddy Taylor.

A witness took down the license plate number of the alleged drunken driver who fled from the scene.

Police arrested 19-year-old Keanna Davis. She faces two Class A misdemeanors for driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.