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    Stephanie Nielson, shown her with her older son Oliver, loved being a mom. The mother of four says being a mom is her "divine purpose."
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    Stephanie Nielson and her husband Christian Nielson have been together since Stephanie was 19. They have four children.
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    Stephanie is popular in the blogosphere. Her blog, the Nie Nie Dialogues, celebrates motherhood and attracts fans worldwide.
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    Christian Nielson, right, sits in a plane with friend and flight instructor Doug Kinneard. In August, 2008, Stephanie Nielson joined Christian, a licensed pilot, and Kinneard on a plane trip from ArizonA to New Mexico. The plane crashed after takeoff, killing Kinneard and leaving Christian badly burned and Stephanie unrecognizeable.
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    After the crash, Stephanie Nielson said her younger son, Nicholas, didn't recognize her as his mother. He called his aunt, who cared for him while Stephanie was in a coma, "Mommy."
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    Today, Stephanie Nielson continues to heal with her family by her side.
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