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On March 8, 2009, Elizabeth Johnson was celebrating her 25th birthday and as was tradition in the Johnson family, was looking forward to a birthday dinner with her family. Elizabeth’s parents, Paula and Dallas Johnson, were traveling to Ankeny from Belmond, Iowa, with her younger brother Seth and as a surprise, Elizabeth’s Grandma Minnie was also with them. Elizabeth and her other brother Kyle, eagerly awaited their arrival in Ankeny, but as time went on, her family didn’t arrive. Elizabeth and Kyle became worried and before long they received a call no one ever wants to receive. An officer informed them that their family had been involved in a bad weather-related accident and their mom and grandma had died from their injuries. Their dad and brother had both suffered traumatic brain injuries and were in critical condition. To continue reading her letter click here.