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Mistaken Identity: Two Families, One Survivor, Unwavering Hope
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Howard Pub Co
Publication date March 25, 2008
Pages 275
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781416567356
ISBN-10 1416567356
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Original list price $21.99
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Summary
Two families forever bound by tragedy describe the accident that claimed the lives of five Taylor University student and the shocking case of mistaken identity that occurred--a mixup that led one girl to be buried under the wrong name and the only survivor in a coma cared for by the wrong family--the healing journey of survivor Whitney Cerak, and the bond of faith that sustains both families. 150,000 first printing.
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The stunning true story of two families trading places from graveside to bedside.

Five lives were lost in a tragic accident involving a Taylor University van, and one young woman, severely injured and comatose, was rushed to the hospital. Families, faculty, students, and communities grieved their losses and joined in prayer and hope as the one young woman, Laura Van Ryn, fought for her life in a hospital bed. The national news spread the story, and people everywhere shared the grief and the hope.

Five weeks passed for the Cerak family. Believing they had buried their daughter, the Ceraks clung to their faith and worshipped God through their tears, learning to look forward with hope to an eternal reunion with their lovely daughter Whitney. They spent weeks in mourning and grief, slowly moving toward healing.

Five weeks passed for the Van Ryns. Keeping a constant bedside vigil over their precious daughter Laura, they sat and prayed and hoped. They rejoiced at each tiny advance toward recovery. They celebrated each sign of Laura's healing.

And then the shock! "Okay, Laura, I would like you to write your name for me," the occupationaltherapist said. W-H-I-T-N-E-Y.

An event that could be seen as pure tragedy becomes a celebration of life's unfathomable gifts and mysteries.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9781410408969 Book cover for 9781416567356
 
With Colleen Cerak, Don Van Ryn, Susie Van Ryn, Newell Cerak | Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (August 6, 2008)
9781410408969 | details & prices | 363 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.32 lbs | List price $32.95
About: The stunning true story of two families trading places from graveside to bedside.
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With Colleen Cerak, Don Van Ryn, Newell Cerak, Susie Van Ryn, Mark Tabb (other contributor) | from Howard Pub Co (March 25, 2008)
9781416567356 | details & prices | 275 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.98 lbs | List price $21.99
About: Two families forever bound by tragedy describe the accident that claimed the lives of five Taylor University student and the shocking case of mistaken identity that occurred--a mixup that led one girl to be buried under the wrong name and the only survivor in a coma cared for by the wrong family--the healing journey of survivor Whitney Cerak, and the bond of faith that sustains both families.
Paperback
Book cover for 9781439153550
 
With Don Van Ryn, Susie Van Ryn, Newell Cerak, Mark Tabb (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Howard Pub Co (March 31, 2009)
9781439153550 | details & prices | 278 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $15.99
About: Meet Laura Van Ryn and Whitney Cerak: one buried under the wrong name, one in a coma and being cared for by the wrong family.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Colleen Cerak, Don Van Ryn, Newell Cerak, Susie Van Ryn | Unabridged edition from Simon & Schuster (April 1, 2008)
9780743577038 | details & prices | 5.00 × 6.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.54 lbs | List price $39.95
About: The stunning true story of two families trading places from graveside to bedside.

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