A tragic tractor accident leaves a father fighing guilt and a nine year old boy fighting to recover after his arm is severed from his body and his leg is mangled. Ronny is one tough cookie and it is his faith that helps fortify the family in the days which follow the accident.
Lyons, Nebraska. 1975. August. Don Gustafson is Ronny’s dad. Ronny, nine years old, loves playing football and he works hard at it. But a tragic accident results in Ronny losing his arm. He tells his dad right after the tragic tractor incident that he will still play ball. So begins this manuscript, based on a true story. Ronny is also known as Gus, and he is one tough cookie. His father Don feels responsible for the accident but Ronny’s positive attitude, despite the pain and slow healing process, fortifies the faith of his entire family. The family looks to the Lord and they find a silver lining in the clouds.
This is a wholesome story and nicely illustrates what can happen when families and friends pull together during times of crisis. There are several themes in the script, including dealing with loss, adjusting to change; making difficult decisions and clinging to a faith in God when everything is going wrong. We gladly award this story our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.