Mistaken Identity

Mistaken Identity

Two Families, One Survivor, Unwavering Hope

Book - 2008
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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Howard Books, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9781416567356
Characteristics: ix, 275 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Van Ryn, Don


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MadameCurie1 Feb 29, 2016

What a powerful book. I couldn't imagine going through this as a parent.

Nov 18, 2011

I liked this book. I was in a really bad car accident a couple of years ago. I was injured very badly, not as bad as Whitney's, but I found in a couple of ways I could relate to Whitney's story. It was a good read.

JRountree Oct 20, 2011

This is one powerful story. Very wonderfully and beautifully written. Couldn't put this book down. I have read it dozens of times and no matter how many times I read it, it still has that "new" power that draws me in time after time.

The religion part of both families is what helped me become a Christian. A must read. I highly recommend it!

beckz Sep 07, 2011

Could not put this book down! WHOA! Cannot imagine being either family and having to endure what they did!

A lot of religion in this book - which was not appealing to me personally - but the story out weighs it. The story had to be told!

MargaretMajewski Aug 29, 2011

This is an outstanding story

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