On an icy December night most of the Jirovec family was involved in a horrific automobile accident.
In the confusion of the accident scene, emergency responders mistook Nathan for his brother Jonathan. Both boys suffered severe head trauma and were sent to separate hospitals.
One of the boys did not survive. A memorial service was held for Nathan and a little boy was buried.
But Nathan was still alive. In a tragic case of mistaken identity, Jonathan was buried the day of Nathan’s funeral.
“God created us to tell our story, and whatever that is, we need to tell it. It would be awesome and wonderful to have Jonathan here, and just imagining him here brings tears to my eyes. I miss him so much.
But I have a responsibility to tell his story.
I have a responsibility to tell my story, and that’s what I’m going to do. It is just miraculous to see how something so bad can be used by God to do so much good and reach so many lives.
That’s why I’m writing to you.
Even when people stare. Even when people wonder what happened. I am still Finding Nathan.
I am speaking for the ones who don’t have a voice.
No matter how significant or insignificant you think it is, find your Nathan and tell your story. I want you to understand that it is important that you tell your story because it will reach somebody.”