In the heart-wrenching battle between life, death, and love, a young wife faces an unimaginable decision following her newlywed husband’s catastrophic accident, her unwavering faith becoming the beacon of hope in their dark hour.
Imagine a scene from a tragic tale of love and faith – a young husband, Matt Davis, finds himself teetering on the brink of life and death after a horrific motorcycle crash, kept alive only by the pulsating hum of the life support machines surrounding him. His young wife, Danielle Davis, watches on helplessly, their shared dreams of a long and happy life together potentially shattered within just seven months of their nuptials.
In the midst of this torment, Danielle is faced with a harrowing decision, one suggested by the very doctors she’d hoped would bring salvation – ‘pull the plug’ on her husband and end his suffering.
A mere nine days after the accident, the medical professionals were suggesting the unthinkable. Danielle, trying to process their words, recalls with dismay, “They said if it was them, they’d pull the plug, that’s what they’d want their family to do.” It was a proposal that echoed through the sterile hospital corridors, whispering an end to the fight for her husband’s life.
Yet, Danielle remained unswerving in her resolution. She held steadfast to her faith, believing it was not her decision to make – whether Matt lived or died. In her heart, she felt that the ultimate choice rested in higher hands, “I didn’t think that it was too big for God,” she affirmed.
As time moved on, Matt couldn’t remain in the hospital indefinitely. Returning home, under the diligent care of Danielle and his mother-in-law, his days were set against a backdrop of relentless nurturing and a heart-stopping view. “If we’ve got to bring him home, let’s make sure he has the best view in the world,” Danielle stated, her conviction never waning.
Then, the miraculous happened. Matt, in a feeble whisper, uttered the words, “I’m trying.” It was a beacon of hope, a confirmation that Danielle’s tenacity was not in vain.
Fuelled by these words, Danielle became Matt’s champion, pushing him through gruelling therapy sessions. His recovery was gradual, but noticeable. The familiar spark that had once made her fall for him was slowly reigniting. Recalling a significant moment, Danielle shared, “He says, ‘buffalo chicken wrap from Cheddar’s.’ We all whipped around because we all knew what he said.”
Years have passed since the motorcycle accident that had threatened to shatter their world. Matt’s battle for complete mobility continues and his long-term memory remains elusive. He cannot recall their courtship or their marriage, a whirlwind romance that saw them vow their lives to each other within two months of meeting. Despite these hurdles, Matt’s resilience shines through.
With a touch of humor and a large dose of wisdom, Matt has advice for all husbands, “Dude, take the trash out because there might be a day when you can’t.” A simple statement that carries a potent reminder of the fleeting nature of life and the need to cherish every moment. Matt and Danielle’s story stands as a testament to the power of unwavering love and enduring faith against all odds.