Oakley’s daughter is Meagan Toothman, a 24-year-old lover of concerts. In fact, her mother says Meagan went to five or six concerts in the summer of 2011 alone.
But it was the concert in Indianapolis in August that would be fateful.
That night, Melissa Oakley got a call from a friend. The stage the band Sugarland was scheduled to perform on, collapsed. There were injuries and there was concern that Meagan was among the many who were injured.
In her first interview about that night, Melissa Oakley told 9 News that she wasn’t truly concerned until she couldn’t reach Meagan on her cell phone. She started dialing every hospital in Indianapolis and did so every 15 minutes, asking if they had a person matching her daughter's description.
Routinely, she was told “no.” Yet, she kept calling and got so concerned that she and her husband finally got in their car and started driving to Indianapolis. All the while, Melissa kept calling.
"We called the Red Cross. We called the State Police. We called everybody," recalls Oakley. Finally, a nurse at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis said they might have Meagan. The Oakleys arrived to learn Meagan was alive but badly hurt.
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