March 31, 2009
March 31, 2009
Describes the devasting accident and case of mistaken identity that left one family grieving for the young woman they thought was their daughter while the wrong family cared for the lone survivor, and describes the healing journey of survivor Whitney Cerak.
After a head-on collision between a van filled with college students and a semi truck left five people dead, the Cerak family sadly buried their daughter Whitney while the Van Ryn family hovered anxiously over their daughter Laura who was comatose in the hospital with massive wounds to the face and neck. Slowly the girl in the hospital began to recover, to speak, and to remember things--but something seemed wrong. Her boyfriend was the first to suspect something was amiss. Finally, nearly five weeks after the accident, the astonishing truth was discovered: the girl in the hospital was falsely identified as Laura: she was actually Whitney, who had already been buried and mourned over by the Cerak family. A crushing blow to the Van Ryns, a Lazarus-like miracle for the Ceraks--the story became a national headline news and brought the two families together. Two years later, members of both families have joined to write this amazing and heartbreaking tale about the faith that sustained them through their bizarre case of mistaken identity.
- Online Item #: 11794871
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-23-0611
- ISBN: 9781439153550
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported