The Harper family of Tonka Bay knows too well a car accident can have a lasting impact long after the collision occurs. Last February, George Harper, his oldest daughter, Liz, brother-in-law John Jacobson, and Liz's best friend Becka Brown were all involved in a devastating car crash. While all the passengers were hurt, Liz's injuries were critical.
Massive internal injuries compounded by a fractured back made immediate surgery impossible. By the time doctors could operate, they found Liz's back had healed improperly and had to be refractured and have bone fragments removed. "I felt like I was in an electric chair," says Liz of her excruciating ordeal.