On the evening of August 14 last year, Marvin and Amy Major received the call that every parent fears most. Overcompensating after going left of center, their son’s vehicle went off the road and flipped over several times. Despite wearing a seatbelt, Marvin Jr. sustained severe head injuries. His parents learned later that first responders were doubtful of his survival.
This story begins at Johns Hopkins when a second year nursing student caught the eye of a fourth year medical student. “She had the reddest hair I’d ever seen peeking from beneath her hood,” says Dick Reynolds, MD, of his wife Mary Jane. They married two years later, embarking on a unique journey together.
Late on a Saturday afternoon last spring, the phone rang at the home of Becky and Fred Hurst with the news that every parent dreads.
Their 16-year-old daughter, Jordan, was driving home from a prom dress fitting when her car slid on a rain soaked curve into the path of an oncoming SUV. There was nothing either driver could do. The SUV slammed into her car with such force that the passenger side door pinned Jordan behind the steering wheel.