Stephanie Aurora Clark Nielson returns from an almost fatal plane crash.
August 16, 2009 7:16 PM Subscribe
On August 16, 2008,
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a small plane carrying a young married couple and their flight instructor crashed in the Arizona desert. Doug Kinneard, the instructor, was killed in the crash; Stephanie and Christian Nielson survived, both severely burned. Prior to the crash, Stephanie's weblog, the NieNie Dialogues, "had attracted a small but ardent following,
thanks to its upbeat dispatches about marriage, home décor, entertaining and the art of raising four children ages 6 and younger." After the crash, with burns on over 80% of her body, she spent two months in a medically induced coma. One month later, she was released from the hospital
(link to Stephanie's sister's blog); one month after that, she began blogging again.
Stephanie's posts since then have chronicled her gradual recovery, her re-integration
into her family,
her love and gratitude for her husband,
and, finally, on the one-year anniversary of the plane crash, herself.
A note that Stephanie's Mormon faith is a prominent and recurring theme throughout her writing, so if that sort of thing bothers you...then you are going to be bothered.