Meadow Rhynes was just 6 years old when she was badly hurt in a car wreck while traveling home from a holiday visit with her grandparents. The collision caused Meadow’s seat belt to cut into her abdomen, damaging her spine and brain. Doctors near the wreck site knew they had to get Meadow to Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, the only Level I trauma Center in North Texas. Meadow endured several operations to repair internal injuries and reattach her skull to her spinal cord. No one knew whether she’d walk again, or even survive. But her nightmare turned into a Christmas miracle. She not only survived, but was back in school by May, wearing glasses to correct most of the vision impairments caused by the brain injury. Just a year after her accident, Meadow and her sister served as grand marshals in the Children’s Medical Center Holiday Parade.