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‘At 20, I had a poo bag attached to me. I had my 3rd set of surgeries in a year. They removed several FEET of intestines.’: Car accident survivor shares recovery journey, ‘You can be you again, even if the ‘you’ is different’

“‘The moment I said, ‘I’m fine,’ the world got wobbly. ‘Ashtyn, can you hear me? We need to get her OUT of here.’ I was in the ICU for 6 days and then released back into the care of my mom. I thought this was the end of it. It wasn’t.”

‘He has 4 to 6 months left to live.’ Hospice prepared us for the worst, but our faith was bigger than that.’: Woman shares powerful love story through husband’s stage 4 cancer battle

“The day before getting discharged, I thought it was the strangest thing Devan requested for my mom to get him a ring pop. ‘Will you take a walk with me?’ As we are walked through the garden outside the hospital, I see from the corner of my eye a piece of paper. Instantly, my heart started pounding. Tears began pouring down my face.”

‘A heavy door slammed behind me. I begged, ‘I promise I’ll be the best little girl. Please do not leave me here!’ A creepy man said ‘young lady’ and grabbed me by the shoulders.’: Woman details journey battling cancer while in teen religious cult

“My stepmom gave me an ultimatum. ‘Your belongings are in trash bags on the front porch.’ I was not allowed to call or see my father. What I thought was a trip to Grandma’s ended in me being locked in a religious cult for 5 years as I battled cancer.”

‘Wake up!’ My daughter was slumped on the couch. There was a gurgling sound coming from her throat. She stopped breathing.’: Mom believes daughter died from ‘cardiac arrhythmia due to caffeine toxicity’ in energy drinks

“At 5:37 p.m., my daughter, who was always so full of life, was declared dead due to cardiac arrest. The nurses moved her over so I could sit next to her in bed. I laid there, talking to her all night, without a wink of sleep. I told her how proud I was of her and how much happiness came from being her mom. I didn’t know how I could ever live again.”

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