Baby Miranda Taken Off Life Support

By: Sherene Tagharobi Email
By: Sherene Tagharobi Email

At Brown's Floral shop there are reminders of Sara Cole everywhere: for example, her favorite flower, the garden rose, and murals she painted all over the shop's walls.

"She was so multi-talented that we were all jealous," said Chris Grostefon co-owner of the shop. "But she did our walls."

Sara worked there 11 years before dying Saturday in a car crash. She was more than eight months pregnant.

"It's hard to wrap your brain around it," Grostefon said. "You just can't figure out why."

Tens of thousands of people wondering the same thing turned to prayer. On Facebook there's been an outpouring of support for her, her parents and husband Chad who survived the crash, and her baby girl. Little Miranda spent three days on life support before her father had to say goodbye to her Tuesday night. Chad's brother Aaron says they're overwhelmed by the love.

"To think 30,000 people are praying for us...It's unreal. It's also really hard to process. We're grateful for the way that form of media has supported our family in this time," he said.

Grostefon says Sara was like family. And her love for her husband of 14 years was unlike any other.

"Whenever he would call the shop and she would say goodbye to Chad, she would do the phone kiss," she said, making the corresponding sounds, "and it was always two."

Grostefon says whether you had a question about flowers, orr life, Sara always had an answer.

"We always asked Sara cause she knew," she said. "She knew somthing about everything, it was amazing.

Grostefon says she was going to throw Sara a second baby shower at work, but they'd agreed to do it after Miranda was born.


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  • by You Jerk Location: Jackson on Feb 10, 2011 at 10:43 PM
    @ Duh: What is ILX anyways? It's WILX you can't-spell moron. And stop insulting the Cole family. They have been through enough hell already.
  • by HowRude Location: Lansing on Feb 10, 2011 at 05:44 AM
    "Duh", (a name that seems somehow appropriate) why does that matter? Next time, go back to bed and then get up and post when you get up on the right side of it.
  • by JMG Location: Lansing on Feb 9, 2011 at 08:47 PM
    To Duh, you are an idiot!! I hope you never lose somebody and have to suffer through the grief and agony on loss!! To the Cole family, I am so very sorry for your loss!!! It is unimaginable and extremely heartbreaking!! I will continue to pray for your family!!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 9, 2011 at 08:34 PM
    Hey Duh, Did you ever think that maybe some people don't read Mlive? I for one do not so if this would not have been here I never would have known this that they reported about. So get a life and grow up it does not hurt to have the same info in more than one place.
  • by Duh Location: 48906 on Feb 9, 2011 at 04:41 PM
    Is ILX living in a box? This was posted LAST NIGHT on MLive. OLD NEWS.
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