Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Miracle

August 1991; it had been a crazy party of teens with loud music around a backyard pool.  A boy playfully pushes his girlfriend in the water and the events that unfold with affect the life of everyone there.
Sandra hit her head when she was pushed in, fracturing her C4 and C5 vertebrae and severing her spinal cord.  She would spend the next 12 months in the hospital, a quadriplegic.
The local grocery store was closing down for the night and as daughter #1 cleaned up the deli where she worked, she contemplated going to the pool party her friends were at.  No, she was too tired and came home instead.  We are lucky she did.
After Sandra's accident there were many tears from friends and family.  And broken relationships.  For Sandra's parents sued the parents of every child that had been at the pool party...it was about responsibility.
Fast forward to 2012 and daughter #1 has 4 children of her own and is a labour and delivery nurse; it would seem this is her calling.  She called me recently one day excited and asked if I had heard about Sandra.
I knew this determined girl had learned to live with her disability, had achieved a Masters degree and drove a van with hand controls.  I'd lost touch with her aunt so didn't know she got married 7 years ago.
A miracle had happened.  Not only did Sandra get pregnant but she gave birth by C-Section to twin baby girls.  More tears, and all of happiness for Sandra to have her dream come true.
Photo from The Toronto Star
I'm linking with Jenny Matlock for Alphabe-Thursday for the letter 'M'.  I hope you'll visit the others to see what 'm' word they have to share.

36 comments:

  1. A true miracle, indeed. Thanks for sharing.♥♫

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  2. Judith, what a special story about this young woman who managed to overcome her disability and become the woman and mother she is today. A miracle indeed! Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Pamela

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  3. Yes, that is a medical. What a wonderful story.

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  4. What a wonderful story! You brought tears to my eyes.

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  5. Judith, This is an amazing story. So glad you shared it. It's inspiring!
    Beth

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  6. Yay twins congratulations. That is indeed a miracle!

    Letter-M

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  7. That is quite the story. Amazing!

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  8. How wonderful that she has these two special miracles!

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  9. This is a beautiful and touching story. It is truly a real miracle! Thanks for sharing! enjoy your weekend!

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  10. You have me in tears... a touching story... and hurrah for the L/D nurse..I did it for 2 years only..where we delivered 150 PER WEEK! High risk and all... this is a true MIRACLE!
    Smiles~
    Cricket @Gypsea Nurse

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  11. Awesome - I love this story -hubby worked once for someone who was a lawyer, quadraplegic from the time he was 19 - later married and had two kids!

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  12. Misty eyes here too...How blessed she is.

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  13. What a beautiful story, a miracle indeed.

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  14. I LOVE stories like this one! In 1999 I spent six weeks in a rehab centre learning to walk again (I had had a benign tumour removed from my spinal chord at C4/C5). While there I witnessed several young people who would never walk again... and felt guilty because I knew I would. This makes me feel good to know that Sandra has learned to live with her disability.

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  15. Great *M* post – a true miracle!

    Visiting from Mrs Matlock’s and looking forward to *seeing* you again.

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  16. HOw wonderful and what a beautiful miracle.
    Great M word

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  17. Wow! That is an amazing story and I'm so glad you've shared it with us! I love hearing about miracles like this one. Gives us all hope!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  18. Wow, that is quite amazing!!! Twins, no less!!

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  19. What a miracle...indeed! The human spirit is capable of untold feats. Thanks for sharing this lovely story...so inspiring!

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  20. What a beautiful heartwarming story. With all the "Josh Powell" news out here in Utah, I really needed to hear something wonderful like that today!

    Thanks for sharing...

    xxoo,

    RMW

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  21. Definitely a miracle story. A wonderful story. V

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  22. From heart wrenching sadness to overwhelming joy! You have me crying! How wonderful.

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  23. an amazing story! How wonderful that you and your daughter got to know about this inspiring event!

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  24. What a lovely, touching story.

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  25. What an uplifting story! Life has a way of working out for people with a good outlook and a good support group.

    Our cousins in Banff keep us up to date with Canadian politics--not nearly as crazy as the American brand!!

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  26. A double miracle & blessing~ what a wonderful story!

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  27. that is a sad story, with a happy ending. What a tramatic thing to happen. {:-Deb

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  28. Que triste lo que pasΓ³!!! pero me alegro que ella este bien, realmente es un milagro!! gracias por compartir la historia.Besos

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  29. I heard about this story in the news not long ago and was surprised to read about your family's connection to the the young woman. The world is shrinking.

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  30. Hello.
    Such a heartfelt story.
    Anything's possible with love.
    Thanks for sharing & visiting.

    BTW, love the color of your blog...purple is one of my favorite colors. ;-)

    Midnight Rainbow

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  31. This is one heck of a miracle report here!!!!

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  32. This is so sobering. I am so happy for this young woman. It is such a reminder to all of us to take nothing for granted and be thankful.

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  33. What a sweet ending to what had been a very sad story. Thank you for telling us about it.

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  34. That made me cry! I'm so glad that Sandra chose to fight for a meaningful life. So many people would have given up!

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  35. Truly a miracle!
    Young people don't realise that one moment of foolishness can change many lives - so very sad for the entire community, but today, a miracle for two families.

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  36. This is such a touching post...

    Definitely Made Me Misty eyed and so happy that a Miracle happened for her...

    Marvelous post for the letter "M"!

    Thanks for linking.

    A+

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