Dr. Phil and his family are mourning the heartbreaking death of a dear loved one. Cindi Broaddus, Dr. Phil's sister-in-law, has passed away at the age of 68.
Broaddus was the sister of Robin McGraw, Dr.Phil's wife. Broadus lived a courageous and exemplary life after she survived an acid attack 17 years ago.
In 2001, Broaddus and her husband were driving under an overpass when someone threw the acid off the overpass and it landed in the car she was a passenger in. After being given a 30% survival rate, she not only survived the unthinkable attack but went on to be an example to many. She also appeared on the Dr. Phil show where she shared her journey and her positive outlook.
“I’ve decided not to wake up every day bitter and angry,” she said on the show.
Recovering from the random attack included over 12 surgeries to help reconstruct the 70% of her body that had been burned. Included in her healing process was writing a book which shared her story and her journey. The book is titled, "A Random Act: An Inspiring True Story of Fighting to Survive and Choosing to Forgive."
“In 2001, Cindi survived a random act of violence when someone threw a jar of sulfuric acid off an overpass,” Cindi's obituary reads. “This one act started her journey of courage and the inspiration for her book A Random Act. Spreading her message of courage, she inspired a multitude of people. She was brave until the very end.”
Cindi passed away on February 19 and leaves behind her three daughters, five grandchildren, a brother, and three sisters. Our hearts and prayers go out to her loved ones.
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