Monday, October 27, 2008

The Power of a Good Family

I don't know these women.  
I do know their story, at least part of it.  
I do know that Stephanie (second from left), will never be the same.
She and her husband, Christian, were in a small plane crash on August 16th. They both survived, but with horrific burns.  He will recover with little trouble, compared to her.  She shouldn't be alive. She was burned over 80% of her body.

She is from a family of 7 children, he from a family of 11 children.
They have 4 children of their own.
Here is their story.  A story of hope and determination.  
A story of the power of a loving family.
Prepare to care about a complete stranger.
Stephanie will never be quite as beautiful on the outside as she is in this picture. Her inner beauty will shine through.  I'm confident of that.


  1. What an amazing family. I can't even begin to imagine what kind of pain and adjustment she must endure when she wakes up. Thank you for sharing this. Puts a new perspective on appreciation of each day. Again.

  2. What an unbelievable story. It's horribly sad and incredibly uplifting at the same time.
    How fortunate Stephanie is to have the family she does. How unfair it is that her life has taken the turn that it has.
    I've recently read a book about burn victims. It's absolutely mind-bogglingly horrifying the pain and complications that they have to endure. I feel really sad right now.