By Kelly McKinney, News writer
For Cynthiana mom Carman Thornton Ratliff, life as she knew it stopped on March 5. And it has yet to resume.
March 5 was the day a sledding trip, which should have been a happy outing for her outgoing, athletic teen daughter, turned into a tragedy.
That day, then-15-year-old Abby Ratliff’s sled careened out of control and slammed into a mailbox. Abby’s head smashed into the mailbox.
The impact of the collision caused Abby to suffer severe head trauma.