“Mike, this is Kristin. Kelly and the girls were in a car accident,” the recording from my answering machine says in the stillness of my home. I hold my breath and wait for the next line, telling me, “. . . but everyone is all right.” It never comes.
Imagine parents with two young children, the husband recently laid off, saddled with a mortgage on a brand-new house, when the family’s minivan is hit and forced through an intersection by a reckless driver. Their lives are altered forever, but the family commits to each other through various hardships over fifteen years, encouraged when a pediatric neurologist calls their three-year-old daughter “the Miracle Child.”
In The Miracle Child: Traumatic Brain Injury and Me, Kelly and Michael Lang share their alternating and unique thoughts over the days and years following the tragic car incident that fractured their family and their lives, revealing the power of persistence, faith, acceptance, and above all, the commitment of family.