Surviving a broken back, collarbone and ribs, alongside neck and abdominal trauma, Danette’s greatest challenge lay in recovering from the damage done to her brain stem.
“It’s a miracle I survived, but I’m mostly just so grateful my children [then 11 and 9] weren’t in the car that day, and that the other driver wasn’t seriously injured. For that alone, I feel incredibly lucky.
“The first person on the scene was a doctor, who crawled into my car and saw I wasn’t breathing – he lifted my chin up so I could breathe, thank goodness. He saved my life.”