ISBN: 0964940175 / ISBN-13: 9780964940178
Blessed Tragedy: Restoring New Life With Hope And Faith After A Head Injury
by Karen Wells
At the age of 27 Karen Wells was an Olympic contender & successful corporate manager. Within one step of fulfilling her Olympic dream, a bicycle ... Show synopsis At the age of 27 Karen Wells was an Olympic contender & successful corporate manager. Within one step of fulfilling her Olympic dream, a bicycle accident left Karen with a severe traumatic brain injury, which changed her life completely & forever. Blessed tragedy is the story of her dramatic journey. Karen shares how her shattered skull resulted in living her worst nightmare, while encountering denial, despair, anger, helplessness & doubt. She eventually found peace & is comforted by the most brilliant endless hope one can imagine, but not without traveling a very humble road of endless complications. Severe headaches, loss of speech & major cognitive deficits devastated Karen, not to mention the development of a seizure disorder, compounded by the delayed diagnosis of cerebralspinal fluid leaks, which resulted in twelve shunt surgeries and nine brain surgeries. In the midst of physical chaos, Karen road an emotional rollercoaster. Her promising career in shambles & seven year marriage crumbling, Karen attempted suicide. Hitting rock bottom was the cornerstone for Karen's recovery. Blessed tragedy is an inspiration to all who read it.