Why Go On: Connecticut Residents Bring Dark Days to Light
Meet twenty amazing Connecticut survivors. "Why Go On" provides real insight on how to overcome adversity and rekindle hope. Topics covered in the book include: cancer, autism, childhood abuse and trauma, depression, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, cerebral palsy, loss of a loved one, surviving a tragic event, paralysis, rape, MS, wrongful imprisonment, HLH, brain damage, and more. More
There are 20 Connecticut people you need to meet.
Amanda was 21 years old when she suddenly became paralyzed from the waist down. Fernando was sentenced 23 years to life for a murder he didn’t commit. Jan’s son mysteriously vanished and no one seemed to care. "Why Go On: Connecticut Residents Bring Dark Days to Light" chronicles the life-changing experiences of twenty people whose stories are compelling, inspiring, and need to be told.
"Why Go On" is about using tragedy as a catalyst for personal growth and positive change. Amanda is working toward a Ph.D., Fernando is a motivational speaker to worldwide audiences, and Jan has testified before Congress to help the families of missing persons. This book gives readers the strength to persevere through their own personal battles, comfort to those who have suffered a loss, and a message of hope and compassion for all. Offering a rich landscape of diverse personalities, backgrounds and life challenges, readers have the opportunity to find the stories that inspire them most. Like a collection of modern day parables, "Why Go On" provides real insight on how to overcome adversity and rekindle hope. Topics covered in the book include:
* Childhood abuse and trauma
* Drug and alcohol abuse
* Domestic violence
* Cerebral palsy
* Loss of a loved one
* Surviving a tragic event
* Wrongful imprisonment
* Multiple sclerosis
* Brain damage
"J.R.R. Tolkien wrote, 'Oft hope is born when all is forlorn.' That was never truer than for the 20 people profiled by Lisa Wright. They found hope after suffering the depths of misery, pain and sorrow. Her compassionate account of their stories will inspire you when you wonder, 'Why go on?'"
~ Diane Smith, Emmy Award winning broadcast journalist and author
"Lisa Wright chronicles the turmoil and fortitude of families who maintain hope against overwhelming odds. This is an important work."
~ Andy Thibault, author of more COOL JUSTICE and 2014 recipient of the Stephen A. Collins Memorial Award for ‘Many Contributions To The Cause Of Open And Accountable Government And A Free And Vigorous Press In Connecticut.’
"Like the yin and yang of life, the dark and light in the Universe do not conflict; rather they offer strength in the balance they bring to our lives. And so it is with the uplifting stories within this beautifully written book. Each of these heroes has learned to find the positive within the tragedy as he or she moves on to live full and fulfilled lives; helping others along their way. If these people can overcome, so can we."
~CJ Golden, author of Tao of the Defiant Woman and Tao-Girls Rule!
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