About the Book

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Blessed to Survive takes the reader from the moment I opened my eyes after a three month coma to my full recovery. It flashes back to the shooting itself and the events that led up to the massacre.


I started writing the book four months after I left the hospital, once I was able to hold a pen and type with two fingers.  I wanted the book to show the raw emotion of the recovery process as I struggled to face my new reality.


The stories, analogies, pragmatic tips and strategies are offered in hopes that this book will help others survive adversity. Using a little humor and some tough love, I hope to help people deal with immeasurable tragedy – and perhaps, like me, move forward, find love and happiness again, and build a new life.