Finding Theo: A Father's True Story of Loss, Courage, and Discovery

Finding Theo: A Father's True Story of Loss, Courage, and Discovery

by Timothy Krause


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Theo Krause gains speed as he drops into a ravine on a remote Colorado mountain biking trail. Rounding a bend, his bike hits an awkward bump, hidden by the shadows, that catapults him head first into an aspen tree, splintering his neck. Staring at the sky, paralyzed, he thinks, “This is where I will die.”

A mountain rescue team races in while a helicopter crew positions for a dangerous airlift. Hours later and five hundred miles away, Theo’s mother takes a phone call. The news is devastating. Her son will never walk again.

Finding Theo is a father’s raw account of his son’s courageous battle for life. It is also a deeper story of discovery about the people whose lives became interwoven with Theo’s: the son of an Iranian immigrant who found him beside the trail, medical professionals—one, the sister of a Columbine High School massacre victim—and the cast of friends who guarded his soul.

Long after the last page turns, Finding Theo provokes questions about the meaning of “miracle” and the way the world was made to work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945507922
Publisher: Clovercroft Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2018
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 632,394
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Timothy Krause spent thirty years in the world of high technology, ultimately serving as chief marketing officer of one of the world’s largest suppliers of telecommunications products and services. The son of a preacher, Timothy lives at the crossroads of science, religion, and the arts. Finding Theo represents the culmination of a journey precipitated by a horrifying accident in which these worlds collided. Today he is a member of the Deloitte Consulting Game Changer Program. He also provides leadership, business strategy, marketing, and business development advice as an independent consultant, and is a popular motivational speaker. He is a director of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth and is a passionate supporter of Our Friends Place, a Dallas based nonprofit dedicated to helping young women break the generational cycles of abuse, neglect, and poverty. He holds a BA in physics from William Jewell College, which in 2015 awarded him its highest honor for distinguished alums, the Citation of Achievement. He also holds the MBA in business management from the University of Dallas. Timothy met his wife, Jorja, a music education major, during a college choir tour. Together they have raised two children, lived and worked abroad in Paris, France, and currently reside in Dallas, Texas.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Chapter 1 Finding Theo 1

Chapter 2 The Call in the Night 7

Chapter 3 Theo's Journey to the Mountain 15

Chapter 4 The "Miracle Toe" 23

Chapter 5 A Convergence of Strangers 37

Chapter 6 Moving Day 47

Chapter 7 Craig Hospital 53

Chapter 8 "I'm Gonna Stand Up Right Now." 59

Chapter 9 The Copper Pot Brotherhood 67

Chapter 10 Just Seventeen Steps 75

Chapter 11 The Fight for "Normal" 85

Chapter 12 Jorja 105

Chapter 13 A Long Way from Home 111

Chapter 14 "He's Back." 123

Chapter 15 "Revenge Is No Fun." 135

Chapter 16 Theo Dances 147

Chapter 17 Theo Searching for Theo 155

Chapter 18 A Coalition of Friends 165

Chapter 19 From the Beach 175

Epilogue 187

Acknowledgments 192

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