Heaven is here... A true story of finding joy in life again
I have just read an inspiring true story in people magazine that brought tears to my eyes. This is the story of Stephanie and Christian Nielson. A beautiful couple from Arizona, parents to 4 gorgeous kids, who made a decision that would change their lives for ever. Christian was a pilot and took his young wife for a ride on a twin-engine plane. One inute they were flying and the next they were bracing for impact as the story puts it. The co-pilot died on impact but Christian and Stephanie were lucky to walk away from the crash, but not intact. Christian suffered burns to about 40% of his body and face and a broken back. The recovery was horrible, but it was Stephanie who cheated death in the end. Stephanie suffered burns to more than 80% of her body. She was put into a medically induced coma for 4 1/2 months after the crash. Everyone thought she wouldnt make it. When she came to, she was afraid to look in the mirror and when she finally did, she couldnt recognize her face. Her horrible new trgic life was just beginning. Apart from her appearance, Stephanie now had to see her children for the first time after the accident. She tells that when they came in, not a single one recognized her and asked their father who or what she was. She claims to have lost all hope for living. If she didnt have her looks shed be sad but she could live, but without her kids she wanted to die. She fought that thought out of her mind and began a journey that would prove the best she ever had traveled. Her husband courted her all over again and her kids fell in love with their mother once more. She says she may miss her skin but there are so many pieces of heaven right here on Earth. This woman has overcome the unimaginable. She is a true inspiration She just published a bok and her online blog has become an absolute sensation. Just wanted to share.