YOU ARE DEATHLESS
Last photo taken of me prior to the crash. Midday at General Burshnick’s, Commandant of Cadets, home with two other 3-degree cadets. We were there to speak with interested high school students about the Academy. You never know when your last picture will be taken.
1965 Corvette Convertible the day after the crash at the towing lot. Passenger side shown.
Newspaper report of crash on September 1, 1983. EMT John Hartling, EMT Ken Bates, Pat Harting plus fire department crew working on Nicole.
This is the first photo taken of me in the ICU of Penrose Community Hospital, approximately four weeks after the crash. I am with my high school friend, Shannon Dortch.
EMT John Hartling visited me in the hospital approximately ten weeks after the crash. I was speechless that he would do such a kind thing. He filled in some of the blanks in my story, from when he arrived to dropping me off at Penrose Community Hospital. I did not remember any of it.
Dr. Stewart and me during her daily rounds at Penrose Community Hospital, Oct. 1983.
Nurse Sandy’s attentiveness and attention to detail shown here.
Captain Jan and Cadet Tina stopping by to try and lift my Spirit.
Mom showed up daily for almost four months. Here she caught me sleeping.
My home after my birth at Camp LeJeune Hospital, Easter 1964.
Re-visiting where I started my life - 58 years later. Nothing much has changed. But I certainly have.
Doolie roommates, Lori, Nicole, Sharon, and Margaret after a Saturday morning parade. We would not have made it without one another! A super glue bonding experience.
Enjoying a rare moment in 2018 of us siblings together. We even did a round of Bible Drill! James won. (L to R: James, Nicole, Rachel and Sean)
Catching up in 2017 at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs - more coffee!
Enjoying an evening in 2008 with John in Colorado Springs.
Pat and I met for the first time since he saw me “dead.” His first recovery experience as a junior volunteer. What a Christmas gift.
Sandy, realizing we were almost the same height - she had not seen me upright!
Are we happy to see each other?
Last visit with my parents, James and Erika, in Melbourne, Australia, April 2019.
My soulmate and rockstar hubby, Paul! I could not have made it this far without you, my love!