Joy Veron's Heroic Act Saved Her Children But Left Her Paralyzed In 1999

March 11, 2015 4:18 PM

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In 1999, Joy Veron was vacationing with her family in the Colorado mountains when the unthinkable happened. Her three children -- Chloe, then 7, Annie, then 5, and Elliot, then 2 -- had excitedly run ahead of the adults and climbed into the family's already-running SUV, eager to go for one last swim before heading home to Texas. In an instant, the gear slipped and the SUV began to roll -- straight toward a steep cliff at the edge of a deep canyon.

Joy screamed, watching her children trapped inside the careening SUV as it picked up speed.

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