In his early 20s, Max Starkloff was in a near-fatal car accident, which left him quadriplegic and living in a nursing home.
One day he came across a young woman who worked there, named Colleen. At StoryCorps in St. Louis, Colleen Kelly Starkloff (right) sat down with her daughter, Meaghan Starkloff Breitenstein (left), to remember Max.
Originally aired January 16, 2015, on NPR’s Morning Edition.
Top photo of Max Starkloff courtesy of Colleen Kelly Starkloff.