Friday, March 28, 2008
Two Families and their Journey of Faith
A truck driver was hauling a load of baking flour and had five tickets since 1999, as well as a warning letter from the Michigan secretary of state telling him of points piling up on his license. The accident happened when the semi truck came barreling across the median and hit the vans. Many of the emergency workers arrived at the scene said this was one of the worst scenes they had witnessed in years.
Of the two girls, one of them survived and the other died. Everyone thought Whiteny Cerak died until one day, five weeks later, a therapist asked the young woman her name and she wrote: "Whitney Cerak." A book came out this past Tuesday, written by two families called "Mistaken Identity: Two Families, One Survivor, Unwavering Hope". You can read an excerpt that the accident survivor in the hospital identified as Laura Van Ryn is not in fact Laura. This fact was confirmed earlier this evening through her dental records
Soon, two families united and became close friends. See more about this at Mistaken Identity at NBC Today
In the book, Cerak was explaining that she could not understand why she survived when so many others died however, she did believe that God had a purpose for what happened. Four other students and one staff member were killed while three staff members were injured along with Cerak.
I am planning to get this book.