WICHITA, Kan. Wichita musician Jenny Wood takes the stage again, more than four months after being critically injured in a crash that killed her mother and 12-year-old niece.
The crash almost killed Wood. She suffered head trauma and several broken bones.
She says she was scared she'd never sing again. Lying in her hospital bed, she says she didn't want to sing, worried it wouldn't be the same.
"I was scared to even hum, and then when I got home finally, I was standing in this back room near my instruments and felt very safe and the sun was coming in the window and God was around," Wood says. "And I just looked out the window and I started to sing."
The song she sang: "How great thou art," a hymn Wood sang at her parents' funerals. It's a song, she says is "an anthem of hope."
Wednesday night, Wood performed at a benefit concert at Botanica. It's her first public performance since the crash.
Wood credits her fans, friends and the Wichita community for inspiring her to get back to singing and being able to share her life-changing experience.
"Seeing all the support and love from people, just has shocked me and changed my life forever," she says.
Wednesday night's performance included a video Wood played for her fans, thanking them for all of their support during her recovery.