How gracefully could you handle tragedy? Could you embrace life after enduring great suffering? The woman pictured, as well as her husband, both appear in the photograph to be a nice couple. From their smiling faces and family pose, they seem to be the sort of people you want to know. But what you might not know about them is that Stephanie Nielson and her husband suffered and survived a plane crash under incredible circumstances. The event led to disfigurement and a future of expensive recovery treatments- but also an inspiring story that points to the truth that we are not a body, but we are a soul, and have a body (C. S. Lewis). Read more below (this post contains some post-crash pictures).
Read the whole story here: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/stephanie-nielson-chapter1-120609.html
Read Stephanie’s blog: http://nieniedialogues.com/
Above: a post-crash photo.
Above: Stephanie before the crash.
Above: Stephanie, still radiant even with her post-crash scars.
Please note that while I find Stephanie’s story inspiring, I do not agree with her Mormon belief system.