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Something I heard yesterday
« on: August 24, 2009, 02:55:31 PM »
Yesterday, a woman stood and spoke.  I could see that she had several of her fingers gone and many skin grafts.

What she said made an impact on me that I will never forget.  She was riding in a Motorhome with her husband and grandchildren.  An 18 wheeler hit them head on and caught the Motorhome on fire.

She was struggling to get her family out.  The paramedics came and tried to get her but she said, "not without my grandbabies!" She was on fire.

She didn't save any of them or her husband, no one could.  They all were dead.

She said the 8 years that she spent in anger against the hospital who made her get up, walk, go through painful reconstructive surgery was so overwhelming that it seemed like that's all her life was about.

Now, she said that maybe she lived to give others courage to keep on.

This story was moving to say the least.  Oh my goodness, to lose your grandbabies and your husband and you live!  I couldn't live another day, I don't think.  My heart just went out to her!!

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Re: Something I heard yesterday
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2009, 04:50:12 PM »
I can't imagine it. I just can't.

My ex-DIL (and dearest friend) was rear-ended two years ago at a red light by an over-loaded 18 wheeler. She was a very successful technical recruiter, had her own company and was very well known and respected. She has permanent brain damage and is so weak she can do very little in any given day. She's had tests and medications and Dr. visits and no one can help her.

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Re: Something I heard yesterday
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2009, 07:37:44 AM »
It's stories like this that make me thankful for my life and it also makes me think that my problems are really not that bad.  God Bless that poor woman and Luise's ex-DIL.


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Re: Something I heard yesterday
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2009, 10:09:02 AM »
  Very strong souls.  To keep on in such painful times.  Thank you for sharing those stories Prissy and luise.  Every now and then I need to be thankful for my blessings.  ♥