Me Now - Who Next? (The Inspiring Story of a Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery) [NOOK Book]

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Angela Leigh Tucker had not expected death that day. Newlywed, thirty years old and a successful public relations professional, she and her husband were driving home when a semi-truck hurtled over the lane divider and crushed their SUV. Her husband died on impact. She was left hanging onto life by a thin, golden thread. With her brain severely injured and her neck, shoulder, and ribs broken, she had instantly lost everything but her will to live.
In the two years following the ...
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Me Now - Who Next? (The Inspiring Story of a Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery)

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Overview

Angela Leigh Tucker had not expected death that day. Newlywed, thirty years old and a successful public relations professional, she and her husband were driving home when a semi-truck hurtled over the lane divider and crushed their SUV. Her husband died on impact. She was left hanging onto life by a thin, golden thread. With her brain severely injured and her neck, shoulder, and ribs broken, she had instantly lost everything but her will to live.
In the two years following the crash, with the help of doctors, therapists, friends and family, she fought to recover and to rebuild an entirely new life. This is the inspiring story of her recovery.
Today, Angela lives independently in New York City. The injury transformed her life in many surprising and positive ways. Today, she is an advocate for millions of people who have survived and now live with their own brain injury. She has "been there" and her experience informs and inspires us all.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148812180
  • Publisher: Lifeswrite Press
  • Publication date: 1/2/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 653,627
  • File size: 839 KB

Meet the Author

During his forty year professional career, Bill Ramsey wrote technical manuals, magazine articles and business newsletters. Retired and living in the mountains of western North Carolina, he now focuses his writing on real life topics. This is the most recent of his books. Learn of the others at www.LifesWrite.com .
"Meeting Angela for the first time just weeks after her tragic crash inspired me to research the topic of traumatic brain injury and to focus on her unrelenting and spirited battle to survive and recover. She is an amazing teacher and an inspiration. Writing about her has changed my life. Reading about her can change your life too."
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    Years after the near-fatal accident that left her with traumatic

    Years after the near-fatal accident that left her with traumatic brain injury, Angela Tucker continued to experience painful and debilitating double vision.  A neuro-optomitrist prescribed a special pair of glasses for her that reduced the problem.  Bill Ramsey, who co-authored Me Now, tried the glasses and found that they gave him double vision.  So he knew what Angela saw and felt himself.
    That’s one of the strengths of this remarkable book.  It tells several stories simultaneously, one being the personal story of Angela Tucker, her accident, injury, and hard-fought tentative recovery.  Another story in the book is a thoughtful and thorough account of Traumatic Brain Injury (TMI) in our society, for example, by returning injured soldiers, how treatment is made generally, and how our society helps (or sadly doesn’t help) TBI victims.  Finally there is yet another story, another lesson, which is how those of us who haven’t experienced TBI, but face other adversity, can learn to overcome those challenges.  Bill Ramsey writes about that at the end of the book with his four things “from her I have learned.”  These are sound and sober words of advise, which follow what Philo of Alexandria (circa 20 BCE – 50 ACE) taught: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.”
    The book was very well planned from another aspect.  The type is large (approximately 12 or 13 points in size, compared to the New York Times at 9 points or the Wall Street Journal at 8 points), the font – in the Helvetica family – is simple and easy to see, and there is generous spacing between the lines.  The book is designed to be read by people who might have TBI.  In every way, this book is a well thought out, well written, and smartly published. 

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