BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Dave and Cindy Edwards were married back in 1982 and quickly set their lives in motion, biking across the country on more than one occasion raising money for charities.
The two shared a passion for philanthropy and exercise and eventually had children. Two girls who are now in their twenties.
The Edwards family, like many others, share countless fond memories. However there is one moment that the family will never forget for all the wrong reasons.
It was July 17, 2009 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Cindy was traveling on business and staying at the Ritz Carlton. It was on this day that authorities believe suicide bombers set off the explosives that ripped through the Ritz Carlton and Marriott hotels, killing nine and wounding more than 50.
"[I] went to the breakfast bar, got yogurt and some granola. I went to open my yogurt and the next thing I know it was hours later [and] I was in a hospital," said Cindy.
Nearly 10,000 miles away in Western New York, David gets a call from a doctor at the hospital where Cindy was recovering. Cindy was in intensive care and suffered serious injuries all over her body, including damage to her brain.
As Cindy faced the long road to recovery, including physical therapy, one key piece that helped her to regain her short-term memory was the use of puzzles.
Watch the video to see the amazing story of Cindy and how a local company helped one Western New York woman get her life back.