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Nothing Short of a Miracle

Riding out a hurricane in a car became deadly for Morganne when a tree fell on the roof. Read Transcript


MORGAN HAS ALWAYS WANTED

TO SEE A STORM.

SHE KIND OF SAID TO ME, CAN

WE JUST DRIVE OUT AND SEE

WHAT THE WATER LEVELS ARE

DOING.

IT WASN'T REALLY BAD WHEN WE

LEFT.

WE STARTED TO SEE A FEW

SIGNS OF SOME TREE BRANCHES

DOWN, AND THE CONSENSUS WAS

WE WOULD GO AHEAD AND HEAD

TOWARDS HOME.

IT WAS LIKE A SUDDEN STOP

WHEN THE TREE HIT THE VAN.

IT WAS KIND OF LIKE A

DREAM.

WHAT WAS PIERCING THROUGH

ME IS THE WORDS, "MORGAN IS

NOT BREATHING."

AND ALL I COULD SEE WAS HER

KNEES, COVERED WITH HER HAIR

SPRAWLED OVER HER, AND HER

HANDS AND BOTH OF HER ARMS

HANGING LIFELESSLY AT HER

SIDE.

HER DAD -- HE PUT HIS HANDS

THROUGH THE WINDOW, AND HE

PUTS HIS HANDS UNDERNEATH

HER CHIN, AND HE JUST GENTLY

LIFTED IT UP.

AND HER TONGUE CAME OUT OF

HER MOUTH.

AND HER EYES STARTED LIKE A

SEIZURE A LITTLE BIT,

ROLLING A LITTLE BIT.

BUT THERE WAS NO EXPRESSION

IN HER EYES AT ALL.

SHE WASN'T MAKING ANY

CONTACT.

THERE WAS NO RECOGNITION,

BUT SHE STARTED TO BREATHE.

SHE STARTED TO BREATHE.

AND WE JUST KEPT PRAYING.

AS SOON AS THE RESPONSE

TEAM CAME, WE LEFT THE SIDE

OF THE VAN AS THEY WERE

COMING IN WITH THE BOARD.

AND I WAS PRAYING THE

WHOLE TIME.

I DON'T KNOW IF ANYONE

THOUGHT I WAS IN MY RIGHT

MIND AT THAT TIME, BUT I

KEPT ASKING, JESUS, HELP MY

BABY.

THEY BROUGHT MORGAN BACK

INTO THE EMERGENCY ROOM, AND

THEY WERE TELLING US THAT IT

WAS CRITICAL.

AND THE NEXT THING I KNOW,

WE WERE UPSTAIRS IN THE

SURGERY ROOM, THE PRE-OP.

AND THEY WERE VERY CANDID,

AND THEY TOLD US, THE CHANCE

OF HER SURVIVING IS NOT

GOOD, AND IS SHE A DONOR?

IT WAS REALLY HARD TO WALK

INTO THE ROOM AND TO SEE

HER.

SHE HAD TUBES COMING OUT THE

BACK OF HER SKULL AND A

ROUND DEVICE, ABOUT THIS

BIG, THAT WAS CAPTURING THE

DRAIN OF THE BLOOD AND THE

FLUID THAT WAS STILL COMING

OUT.

AND HER DAD HAD GONE TO ONE

OF THE ROOMS TO SLEEP.

AND WHEN HE CAME BACK, I

REMEMBER HIM SAYING, IS

MORGAN AWAKE.

AND SHE OPENED HER EYES.

AND SHE KIND OF TURNED HER

HEAD TOWARDS HIM.

HE CAME OVER THERE, AND HE

JUST KIND OF BENT DOWN AND

KISSED HER.

AND SAYS, I LOVE YOU, AND

SHE NODDED HER HEAD.

AFTER THE ACCIDENT, I

REMEMBER BEING IN THE

HOSPITAL ROOM.

I REMEMBER ASKING WHAT DAY

IT WAS.

THEY TOLD ME IT WAS

TUESDAY.

I THOUGHT IT WAS ALL A

DREAM.

AND THEY WERE, LIKE, NO, IT

REALLY HAPPENED.

SHE WAS IN THERAPY FOR

ABOUT A WEEK.

SHE HAD TO BE ABLE TO WALK

COMPLETELY UNATTENDED.

IT WAS REALLY HARD

BECAUSE I STOOD UP, AND THE

MOMENT I WOULD STAND UP, IT

IS KIND OF LIKE YOU'RE

SPINNING AROUND IN THE

CIRCLE 100 TIMES AND YOU

STOP.

YOU'RE, LIKE, REALLY DAZED.

THAT'S HOW I WAS.

SO IT WAS A LONG PROCESS,

BUT ONCE I GOT TO LEAVE, I

WAS SO EXCITED.

SO HAPPY TO GO.

AFTER 13 DAYS, SHE WAS

ABLE TO WALK OUT OF THE

HOSPITAL ON HER OWN TW TWO

FEET.

AS FAR AS SCHOOL GOES, WE

HAD TO HAVE A TEAM STUDY

MEETING BECAUSE THE SCHOOL

WOULD NOT ALLOW HER TO COME

BACK TO SCHOOL, WHILE SHE

HAD TO WEAR THE HELMET.

MY SWELLING -- IT LOOKED

LIKE I HAD A BONE IN THERE.

MY SWELLING WAS SO BIG.

IT WAS BIGGER THAN THE RIGHT

SIDE.

WE REACHED OUT TO OUR

COMMUNITY OF FRIENDS TO PRAY

AND ASK FOR THAT SWELLING TO

GO DOWN.

AND THE NEXT MORNING, IT

COMPLETELY WENT DOWN.

SO WHEN SHE WENT TO HAVE THE

STAPLES REMOVED, THEY

AGREED, IT WAS WONDERFUL AND

SHE WOULDN' WOULD BE ABLE

TO HAVE SURGERY.

I'M HAPPY I'M GETTING TO

GO AND PUTTING THE BONE BACK

IN MY HEAD.

I DON'T HAVE TO WEAR THIS

SILLY HELMET ANYMORE.

THAT HELMET WAS A SYMBOL OF

YOU'RE NOT INDEPENDENT.

YOU HAVE TO WEAR THIS

WHEREVER YOU GO.

WHEN THEY WHEELED HER OUT

AND WE GOT TO SEE HER FOR

THE FIRST TIME, SHE WAS SO

SWOLLEN.

HER EYES WERE CLOSED BECAUSE

THEY WERE SO SWOLLEN.

IT WAS VERY INTENSE.

AND HER PAIN LEVEL WAS SO

MUCH MORE THAN THE FIRST

TIME.

WHEN I GOT HOME, I HAD

PHYSICAL THERAPY, AND THAT

WAS INTENSE.

I GOT REALLY ANGRY.

I WAS, LIKE, WHERE IS MY

MEMORY?

WHY CAN'T I UNDERSTAND

THIS?

SHE HAD A LOT OF MAKE-UP

WORK.

WHAT WOULD NORMALLY TAKE

ME A QUICK 15 MINUTES, TOOK

ME OVER THREE HOURS.

SHE WORKED HER WAY

THROUGH IT, AND CAUGHT UP

WITHIN A FEW MONTHS.

TO HAVE HER FINALLY

GRADUATE, IT WAS HARD.

BUT TO REALIZE THAT SHE WAS

GOING TO GET TO GRADUATE

WITH HER CLASS, WITH HER

FRIENDS THAT SHE GREW UP

WITH.

I THINK EVERYONE TEARED UP

AS SHE WALKED ACROSS THAT

STAGE.

I'M VERY PROUD OF HER, AND

VERY THANKFUL TO GOD.

I AM COMPLETELY, 100%

RECOVERED NOW.

I HAVE SHORT HAIR, AND IF

YOU PULL IT AROUND, YOU CAN

KIND OF SEE A SCAR.

IF YOU FEEL AROUND, YOU CAN

FEEL THE SCREWS.

BUT I DON'T GET THOSE

HEADACHES ANYMORE.

MY MEMORY IS FINE.

THIS WAS THE HARDEST

THING I EVER WENT THROUGH IN

MY WHOLE LIFE.

WAS SEEING HER LIKE THAT.

FAITH IS NOT WHAT YOU SEE.

IT'S NOT WHAT YOU FEEL.

REAL FAITH IS BEING

COMPLETELY CONVINCED AND

ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN THAT

GOD'S WORD IS TRUE.

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