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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
Union County DUI stop turns up 300 pounds of pot
May 20, 2013 11:54 GMT
MAYNARDVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Union County Sheriff's Office deputies say the truck appeared to be driven by someone under the influence and they stopped it.
Inside, officers found more than 300 pounds of marijuana.
The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/11QgEX9 ) reported authorities arrested 26-year-old Martin Urrutia Olmedo of Knoxville on Saturday morning. Olmedo was held without bond, pending a Thursday scheduled court appearance.
Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Butcher said the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is also looking into the arrest in which Olmedo was charged with drug, DUI and driving violations.
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
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