Whitney Cerak, crash survivor in ID mix-up, writes book -- Family

Mar 27, 2008 Read more: Chicago Tribune 7
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - Critically injured in a highway crash that killed five others, mourned as dead by relatives and friends after a stunning identity mix-up, Whitney Cerak still marvels at being alive -- and ... Read more

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#1 Mar 27, 2008
Is this a press release for the book or a news story?

“I'm the mom, that's why!”

Since: Mar 08

Bridgman, MI

#3 Mar 27, 2008
This story still goes right to my heart. I followed it after the accident and then during the discovery that the identities of these young women were confused.

After reading about what these two families have dealt with, it reminds one that life is so precious adn you never know what turn it may take.

Good luck Whitney. Bless both families and may the remain strong.

Frankfort, IL

#4 Mar 27, 2008
...and this is news?

United States

#5 Mar 30, 2008
Jif wrote:
...and this is news?
Thankfully, no, it's not "news", since so much of what passes for "news" today is negative, discouraging, and not worth listening to.
How refreshing to find something that inspires and gives hope. Nothing less than a gift from God.
I'm sure you agree.
Barbara Taylor

Schertz, TX

#6 Mar 30, 2008
Don and Susie Van Ryn,(can this be forward to this family)
First let me tell you that I know the pain of losing a child and as you said on the Dateline report it is not suppose to be that way. I would like you to be encouraged! The witnessess all of your famility and the Cerak family to a nation was awesome! I know that our Lord used your great loss to spread the message of salvation to many who do not know Him! I will pray for both you and the Ceraks! Just think when you all arrive in heaven there will be people there that are there because of this testimony!! Praise the Lord!
Barbara Taylor
Bulverde, Tx

Newport, RI

#7 Apr 15, 2008
Both of your families are an inspiration to all. You have taken such a horrible tragedy and made so much positive out of it. You are all to be truly commended. Remember 'No good deed goes undone". You have both gained a whole new family through all the sadness and Laura is certainly shining down on you all. God Bless You All!

Bethlehem, PA

#8 Apr 16, 2008
I do wonder what the insurance companies had to say about the mix-up and how they handled the exchange of claims. With months in ICU and inpatient rehab the bill must have been about 1 million. I believe they are donating monies from the book to build the memorial chapel on the Taylor campus. Perhaps the movie rights can be sold to help both families regain financial stability. It has to be made into a movie because it's such an amazing story. Laura's father restored my faith because he didn't file a lawsuit over the accident or mistaken identity issue or express anger towards the truck driver. Wow, that shows a lot of character and integrity.

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