Former Student To Tell Of 'Miraculous Recovery' At Thanksgiving Chapel

Nov. 22, 2002

by Amanda Lewis, Student Newswriter

Former Baylor student Tiffany Hargrove of Dallas will share the story of her miraculous recovery from a devastating car accident during the traditional Thanksgiving Chapel service at 10 and 11 a.m. Nov. 25 in Waco Hall.

On her way home after an evening class in August 2001, Hargrove was thrown from her car after an accident on University Parks Drive. When rushed to the hospital, doctors informed her family that her critical condition was most likely fatal. She suffered multiple head wounds, fractures on three sides of her skull, massive swelling in the brain, blood clots and other structural damage.

"I have absolutely no memory of the accident," Hargrove said. "But what's really weird is that I remember where I was. I was in paradise with Jesus."

After defying all odds, Hargrove was released from a local hospital and returned to Dallas for continued rehabilitation. She spent eight months at the Tom Landry Rehabilitation Center relearning how to read, write, walk and regain use of her left arm. Since graduating from the program in July, she has returned to normal activity and is taking two courses at a community college near her home.

A senior at the time of the accident, Hargrove is 36 credits shy of graduating with a bachelor's degree in telecommunication. She plans to return to Baylor in fall 2003 and upon graduation, go into full-time ministry to share her testimony with others.

Ryan Richardson will open the service with a time of worship, and the 110-member Baylor Concert Choir, under the direction of John McLean, will perform "Exultate justi in Domino," "I Hear a Voice A'Prayin'" and "Praise My Soul the King of Heaven."

For more information on chapel, contact the office of university ministries at (254) 710-3517. Chapel can be viewed live on the web at www.baylor.edu/um. Updates on Hargrove's condition and recovery can be found at her web site, www.tiffanyhargrove.blogspot.com.

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