On an autumn day in 1998, college student Laura Hanson is in the prime of her life. One moment she is driving back to school after a hayride; the next moment she is paralyzed, deaf, and comatose after her car strikes a tree.
Shared through the eyes of a mother's heart, this poignant memoir of a traumatic journey into the little known world of brain injury is an incredible story of love lost and love endured - of heroes determined to overcome insurmountable obstacles - and of a family as it struggles to cope with the loss of their daughter. Mary Hanson chronicles her searing personal experience from the moment her daughter is carried on to the flight-for-life helicopter at the accident scene through a hospital's trauma center to the brain injury units of two others, and finally to a group home.
In this amazing story of how a young woman and her family survived incredible odds, there is one clear message - that through faith, hope, and love the human spirit will triumph over the most difficult of circumstances.