“This is the story of a little girl who wished very hard and very long for a Corvette, and finally saw her wish come true. Unlike the fairy tales she heard as a baby, however, there was no fairy godmother to grant her wish. What she did have was a very determined mom— and a pile of aluminum cans.”
On September 15, mom and daughter were at the Corvette museum to take delivery of a new C8
The above is the lede paragraph of a story from the January/February 2006 issue of America’s Sports Car magazine, published by the National Corvette Museum,and it’s a story that bears retelling — and updating, which the museum has done in a recent newsletter.
Back in 1984, Brian Ginn and Cheryl Rowland were medics and part of the team in the Army Reserves’ 412th Medical Detachment medivac helicopter that was involved in an amid-air collision and plummeted 75 feet to the ground. Two people died. Cheryl was seriously injured, but would resume a normal life before her injuries again took their toll years later.
In the meantime, in 1991, a daughter was born, and named Jessica. The couple would divorce a year later. Cheryl worked at a hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, and found a college student, Rachel Wright, to serve as babysitter.
The Wrights were a family that drove Corvettes, and on a daily basis, Rachel would put Jessica into one of the …….