The Story

These are small stories within the bigger story of what happened to Lizzie.

She’s awake

February 14, 2013 Dr. Waters at Kentfield Hospital where Lizzie had been transferred to from Stanford at the end of January announced Lizzie was awake from her coma.  Hm…..we thought wow, Hollywood certainly misled us to what that means.  For a while now Lizzie had been responding to my voice by raising her eyebrows.  Every […]


Very x 6

December 28, 2012 Lizzie had been in the hospital a few days now.  We were still in a shock walking around alive but feeling dead.  Lizzie was comatose still.  They kept looking for signs.  I remember being in the hallway screaming, she’s dead and they just won’t tell me, they are afraid to tell me. […]


Christmas Night

December 2012, Christmas Night. We had a busy Christmas morning opening Christmas gifts.  Lizzie loves giving gifts and we love receiving them.  She had bought t-shirts for Bill and Richard from Roots, a Canadian company.  The shirts were wrapped in Roots bags.  Very cute.  Lizzie had given me a beautiful scarf and some lotion from  […]



November 19, 2014 Hi Christopher and Chloe, I shared my experience with Bill this morning and you are the second ones I’m sharing with.  Nearly every day I read a little part of your book.  I randomly open the book and read part of it for 5-10 minutes.    Sometimes I’ve read the section before […]


Apricot Lane

December four years ago I was in my last week of teaching class before the winter  vacation.  The first graders were more than antsy but with my no nonsense approach and minimizing Christmas celebrations or talk I had kinda stomped the spirit out of them!  Lizzie had come home for Christmas vacation from college on […]