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"It's a very serious issue with lifetime consequences," says husband Peter Rosenberger.
Rosenberger and his wife Gracie have lived with the consequences of a decision she made almost 30 years ago as a college freshman, which was to get behind the wheel when she was exhausted, running on just 3 hours of sleep.
"I put my head down on the wheel they said," says double amputee Gracie. "They honked. I never lifted my head up and I hit an abutment at 70mph and flipped into a ravine on the other side. My life changed forever because of a horrible choice."
In a 2003 interview, Gracie talked about the crash as oldest son Parker was learning to drive. This week she's undergoing yet another round of surgery.
"She's had now her 76th operation, $9 million, 56 doctors, 12 hospitals, 7 insurance companies," says Peter. "This is a massive set of consequences for this wreck."
As a christian music artist, Gracie has sang at the White House. Through the "Standing with Hope" charity, the Rosenberger's have helped amputees around the world get quality prosthetic limbs. A new book chronicles the challenges of being a husband and full time caregiver.
"The book is called 'Wear Comfortable Shoes'," says Peter. "I wear comfortable shoes. It's a marathon, not a sprint, and that's the reality of falling asleep at the wheel."
It's a decision that can alter the course of your life and the lives of those you love forever. To learn more about Peter's book for caregivers or the Standing with Hope charity, log onto Fox17.com and click on FOX LINKS.
Wednesday, February 27 2013, 10:28 PM CST
Sheriff says deputy sneaked in drugs, smokes
May 22, 2013 18:50 GMT
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- The Rutherford County sheriff has fired a deputy who he said was sneaking in contraband to jail inmates.
Sheriff Robert Arnold terminated the employment of Deputy Keith Knowles on May 10. The sheriff said he was disappointed to find a deputy with a long career was supplying inmates with forbidden items.
The Daily News Journal (http://on.dnj.com/12MorCe ) reported the department launched an investigation earlier this month after receiving reports that an officer brought a cellphone and tobacco to inmates. Marijuana was also reportedly brought in.
Arnold said Knowles gave a statement that resulted in his firing.
The sheriff's office will turn over its investigation to the district attorney's office to determine whether charges will be filed.
Information from: The Daily News Journal, http://www.dnj.com
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