“While young woman was driving to visit her family, she got in a near-fatal car accident. She miraculously survived the twister seven-rolls of her car; however, she suffered a severe traumatic brain injury, carotid artery tear, punctured lung, fractured skull and cheekbones, entire left arm bones shattering, cranial nerve damage, and heart blood clot. She was in critical condition in the ICU for a month, in which half of the time she spent in a medically induced coma. She was then transported by ambulance to another hospital for another month. After being discharged from the hospital, she underwent seven months of intensive therapy: physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, hand therapy, and eye therapy. In that first year, she relearned how to stand, to walk, to swallow, to have fluent speech, and to see with single vision. While she needed to continue therapy after those twelve critical months, she was well enough to return to school and get her undergraduate degree.
Since then, she has worked overseas, gotten her graduate degree in Marital & Family Therapy, become licensed as a Marriage & Family Therapist, married a man named Rob (Team Rob), and they have welcomed two baby girls into their lives.
She currently experiences some residual deficits from the accident; however, these deficits are smaller than the weaknesses she experiences for being human. And she has more joy. She and her family live in Southern California. She is healed.
I know that all these things are absolutely true… because these are the things that happened to me. I wrote my story in a news-type format because I think it emphasizes that miracles happen today and there is hope in, even what can appear to be, hopeless situations.
I’ve included a page when you can literally see the miracle that happened to me (a picture of me in ICU– might be graphic for some, so I’ve linked it to a separate page). If you’re interested in learning more specifically about my trauma healing journey, I’ve included a category of posts with My Trauma Story.
Never in a million ga-zillion did I think I’d be this well now. Or, that I could be this well now.
“For NOTHING will be impossible with God” (Luke 1:37).
Photo Credit: My sis-in-law! Broadus Photography