Today is May 29th, 2009. It was one year ago today that 16 year-old Marc Dubrey Smith of Holly Ridge, Onslow County was airlifted to Children's Hospital in Greenville with a 20-percent chance to live.
Marc suffered a traumatic brain injury after flipping his ATV. His mother Teresa says he was actually dead at the accident site. He had four or five fractures to his skull, broke all of the bones in his face, neckbones, a collarbone and three ribs.
One year after that terrible accident, Marc's amazing road to recovery continues. Marc is a straight A student, went to his prom this year, is coaching girls softball and loves video games like most teenagers.
Marc is one of the many inspiring "Miracle Kids" you'll meet during the 24th annual Children's Miracle Network broadcast here on WITN this weekend.
Marc says if it wasn't for the Dr.'s, nurses, God and loving support of his family, he never would have made it.
When we say your dollars go to help buy the equipment necessary to save the lives of sick and injured kids in eastern Carolina...Marc is exactly what we're talking about.
Marc is just one of the many reasons why we'll be on the air asking for your donations for Children's Hospital this weekend.