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Maj Kristine Ratliff, RN, U.S. Air Force 

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For those of you who knew about our daughter's accident back in April, 2010,
the picture of her here was taken just a week or so before that dreadful day.
For those who didn't know, she suffered a traumatic brain injury
and has been fighting to recover ever since that day.
And what a fight she has made!

  

Below is a photo of our daughter, Kris, standing tall without her walker on Mother's Day, 2016.  Oddly enough, Kris continues her battle today to start a new life, learn to speak, and learn to eat.  She has been in a total of seven facilities during the past six years, and on September 2, 2016, Kris flew with me and a nurse, finally home with us in Sebring, Florida.  She now lives in her own home with 24/7 care, and is active in church and lots of outings.  While she does not speak yet, we have no doubt that too will come one day!

Blessings to you all for your constant vigil in prayer!    

Carol and George Kline 

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The photo below is when Kris was serving in Iraq for a second tour.  This is taken at the military hospital in Balad, where she was an OR nurse and cared for our wounded military as well as the wounded children.  Likely, that prompted her to become a pediatrics intensive care unit nurse when she returned to Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio.  Her unit was in the process of moving to Brooke Army Medical Center when the accident happened and where she was airlifted that night.  We praise God for Dr. Richard Teff, the neurosurgeon who was on duty!  Enjoy the photos below! 

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