The little hospital had little means for any tests, and they told my grandfather that she was brain dead, and he had to make a choice.10 days I stayed looking from outside through the glass to her room, and upon one visit they allowed for short times, I was standing looking down at the pump lifting her lungs, taking in the smells, and the color of her skin, and she lifted her right arm.
We begin with a college student, Alan Lundgard, who fell in love with a fellow art student, Emilie Gossiaux.
Emilie's mom, Susan Gossiaux, describes her daughter, and the terrible phone call she received from Alan nine months after he became Emilie's boyfriend.
Beautiful memories to a mother I loved and lost drastically when I was 18. My grandmother raised me, and it was the Fall of 1981 when I got a call at 3am in the morning that she had had a heart attack and was in the hospital. She woke that night unable to breath, my grandfather rubber her back and called for an ambulance which was far away at the other end of the parish.
It is Easter today, and I had lunch with my son who was born in 1988, nearly the same age as Emilie. He called her best friend across the street to help load her in the car so he could drive her to the little hospital.
Emilie's mom, I only hope that I can be such a lover of my three grown children as you are. I think it was just the love that Alan had for Emilie.
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Together, Susan and Alan tell Jad and Robert about the devastating fork in the road that left Emilie lost in a netherworld, and how Alan found her again.
“When I found out my husband was having an affair with another woman, I was devastated. Mack online on a comments how he repair broken relationship and i contacted him through his email address [email protected] And after 24hours my husband came to me and asked if I could forgive him for the biggest mistake of his life, that we should come back together and work things out.
I shrieked with joy, but the nurses quickly rushed me out saying it was an involuntary reflex.
My grandfather was given a choice, to continue with her in a coma, she couldn't be moved to a larger town, a better hospital she was not stable.
Nothing on Alan, he was a traumatized loved one and *still* thought of it first! It goes to show that the love of family and friends can get you through anything, even when it seems bleak. To come back from something like that is remarkable. I heard "Finding Emilie" earlier this week and was, of course, moved again by the story.