When Ashley was four years old, she was in a terrible car wreck that left her paralyzed from the neck down. Her father, Joe, painfully recalls a turning point for him.
"Ashley was in the hospital in Atlanta. We knew she was paralyzed and at this point she could not speak either. One day before I entered her hospital room, her nurse told me that Ashley had a surprise for me. When I walked into the room, I could see they had put a trach in her throat. For the first time in days, she was able to speak. She looked up at me and said "I love you Daddy". Joe said, at that moment, he knew that God was speaking to him through this child and telling him that everything was going to be O.K.. "I still have my moments but God has taken care of us". To see a video clip from WBIR covering the story, follow this link: