Glory House Tulsa
Two weeks ago today, I experienced a mother’s worst nightmare when my daughter, Stefanie, was involved in a near fatal automobile accident.
On Sunday, April 26 my daughter and one of her best friends decided to drive from Fort Collins, Co. to Steamboat Springs. Around 6:00pm, after driving two and a half hours in the mountains, they suddenly hit a secluded patch of ice. Hitting her brakes, my daughter’s friend began to spin out in front of Stefanie’s vehicle. Trying to avoid running into her friend, Stefanie overcorrected and immediately lost control. Her vehicle then rolled four or five times before coming to a complete stop. Fortunately, an off-duty firefighter happened to see the accident and immediately called 911.
In spite of her injuries – several broken ribs, a punctured lung, two crushed vertebrae, major contusions to her left arm, an exposed broken bone in her left hand and a nearly severed finger – Stefanie remained calm as she waited for the ambulance to arrive. However, having lost a lot of blood, her vision began to blur. After the accident, she recalled asking God to keep her awake since she thought she might have a concussion. Miraculously, she remained coherent throughout her medical rescue and life flight back to Fort Collins for treatment and emergency surgery.