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Mistaken identity : two families, one survivor, unwavering hope / Don Van Ryn ... [et al.].

Van Ryn, Don. (Added Author).
Book
  • ISBN: 9781416567356 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1416567356 (hardcoverr)
  • Physical Description: ix, 275 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Howard Books, c2008.

Electronic resources

  • ISBN: 9781416567356 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1416567356 (hardcoverr)
  • Physical Description: ix, 275 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Howard Books, c2008.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

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George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library 155.937 VANRYN 34510010385944 Non-Fiction Available -
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  • Baker & Taylor
    Describes the devasting accident and case of mistaken identity that left one family grieving for the young woman they thought was their daughter while the wrong family cared for the lone survivor, and describes the healing journey of survivor Whitney Cerak.
  • Baker & Taylor
    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. This shocking case of mistaken identity stunned the country and made national news. Would it destroy a family? Shatter their faith? Push two families into bitterness, resentment, and guilt? Two traumatized families describe their ordeal and explore the bond sustaining and uniting them as they deal with their bizarre reversal of life lost and life found. And Whitney Cerak, the solesurviving student, comes to terms with her new identity, forever altered, yet on the brink of new beginnings. This book weaves a complex tale of honesty, vulnerability, loss, hope, faith, and love in the face of one of the strangest twists of circumstances imaginable.--From publisher description.
  • Baker & Taylor
    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 mix-up 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.
  • Simon and Schuster
    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.

    This shocking case of mistaken identity stunned the country and made national news. Would it destroy a family? Shatter their faith? Push two families into bitterness, resentment, and guilt?

    Read this unprecedented story of two traumatized families who describe their ordeal and explore the bond sustaining and uniting them as they deal with their bizarre reversal of life lost and life found.

    And join Whitney Cerak, the sole surviving student, as she comes to terms with her new identity, forever altered, yet on the brink of new beginnings.

    Mistaken Identity weaves a complex tale of honesty, vulnerability, loss, hope, faith, and love in the face of one of the strangest twists of circumstances imaginable.

Subject: Traffic accidents > United States > Psychological aspects > Case studies.
Mistaken identity > United States > Case studies.
Traffic accident victims > United States > Identification > Case studies.
Traffic accident victims > Rehabilitation > United States > Case studies.
Daughters > Biography.
Van Ryn, Don > Family.
Cerak, Newell > Family.
Fort Wayne (Ind.) > Biography.
Gaylord (Mich.) > Biography.
Spiritual biography > United States.

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