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UPDATE: Student will appear on NBC’s ‘Weekend TODAY’ show on Saturday, March 3

February 24, 2012 : Liberty University News Service

The "Weekend TODAY" Show crew films Jennifer Barrick on campus on Monday, Feb 13.

UPDATE: The "Weekend TODAY" show originally planned to air Barrick's story on Sunday, Feb. 26. Her story will now air on Saturday, March 3. She will be speaking in convocation on Friday, March 13. Jennifer and her mother, Linda, were interviewed on the "Fox & Friends" television show on March 1. View the interview here. For a longer, after-show interview, click here.

Jennifer Barrick, a 20-year-old Women’s Ministry major at Liberty University, will appear on NBC’s “Weekend TODAY” television show on Saturday, March 3. The show airs from 7-9 a.m. EST.

She will be telling the story of her miraculous recovery from a near-fatal car wreck on Nov. 5, 2006, in which she and her parents, Andy and Linda, and younger brother, Josh, were hit head-on by a drunk driver going 80 miles per hour a mile from their home near Lynchburg.

Jennifer’s life changed the most, suffering multiple skull fractures and severe brain trauma. While doctors did not expect her to live through the night, she survived and came out of a coma five weeks later.

When she awoke she could not remember her family, what a toothbrush was or most details about her life. However, she remembered Jesus and every word to every praise song and Scripture she knew before the wreck.

Jennifer has recovered beyond any doctor’s expectations. Though she still suffers from memory loss and vision impairment, with the help of friends, she has been able to continue her studies at Liberty.

Jennifer and her mother have had the opportunity to travel around the country to share their family’s story, ministering to others.

Linda Barrick details the events of the life-changing accident in her book “Miracle for Jen,” scheduled to be released March 1. She will be interviewed live with Jennifer on the “Fox and Friends Morning Show” that day.

On March 7, Jennifer will be sharing her testimony during Liberty’s convocation in the Vines Center, followed by a book signing.

  • Read more on Jennifer's story in the latest edition of the Liberty Journal.


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