I first heard about Lauren's accident on Monday Dec. 5, 2011. I was deeply shocked by the tragedy of the events and instantly became interested in following the progress of her recovery because it seemed like such a random, tragic and awful event that could have happened to anyone. Adding to that the fact that here was this beautiful young girl, instantly changed forever. I followed the family's struggles through their CaringBridge site updates and was continuously inspired by the postings her mom would make on a regular basis. Reading the book was like getting to know this family personally. Many of the stories shared through its pages echoed of postings I had read before, yet these were much more detailed, personal and with background into the family story that made me feel connected. It is such a story of faith, triumph and recovery, that I was unable to put the book down until I finished reading it. It really makes you wish for this woman's complete recovery and permanent mark in this world. Truly an amazing story.