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The Real Story Behind My Spare Car

family motivational Apr 19, 2016

This baby is getting the inside & outside treatment today!!! Thankful to have this extra car since my other one is still dead in the garage. BMW

I don't think I'll ever part with this car... It holds a special place in my heart.

Here's the REAL STORY behind my spare car...

We bought it for our oldest daughter for her 21sr birthday. Little did we know that she almost didn't live to see it.

About 31 hours before her 21st birthday she collapsed in the basement of our home from 2 pulmonary embolisms.

If her younger sister had not come home early from her last day of her summer internship that day and been there when her sister collapsed, she most likely would not have survived.

She was rushed to the hospital that coincidentally had a pulmonary specialist in the ER (thank God!) and he immediately recognized her symptoms & began treatment for the blood clots that had filled both lungs.

It is amazing she didn't suffer permanent heart damage. Thanks to the awesome staff at Fairfax Inova Hospital, the same hospital where she was born.

She spent the next 24 hours in Intensive Care and the next week in the hospital. We took her in a wheelchair out to the front of the hospital and drove this car up with a big huge ribbon on it.

My husband has suggested multiple times we sell it. I just can't. My eyes well up with tears when I think about it.

This car symbolizes her life. And I don't think I can ever let go of that. ‪#‎grateful‬

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