A tragic mix-up


These two girls, Whitney Cerak and Laura VanRyn, were in a car crash. Only one of them survived – the girl on the left who was identified as Laura.

Five weeks after the crash, as the survivor regained consciousness, did they realise that in fact it was Whitney who was alive.

It is hard to imagine the pain of one family who spend weeks nursing their daughter back to health, to then realise that she was in fact dead and had been buried weeks ago.

But also imagine the joy of the family and friends of Whitney, who had buried her weeks ago, to find out she was alive and recovering. I doubt there are words which could do justice to what they must have felt.

Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction!

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