At the age of forty-one, Trevor Greene, a journalist and a reservist in the Canadian Forces, was deployed to Afghanistan, leaving behind his fiancée, Debbie, and his young daughter, Grace. On March 4, 2006, while meeting with village elders in a remote village in Kandahar Province, Trevor removed his helmet, confident that a centuries-old pact would protect him from harm. Without warning, a teenage boy under the influence of the Taliban walked up to him and landed a rusty axe in his skull, nearly splitting his brain in two.
Initially, Debbie was told that Trevor would not survive. When he did, she was told that he would never be able to communicate or move on his own. But after years of rehabilitation, setbacks and crises, Trevor not only learned how to talk and move again, but in July 2010, he stood up at his wedding, Debbie at his side and Grace carrying their rings down the aisle as their flower girl.
March Forth is a remarkable story of love told in two voices: first in Trevor’s, up until the attack; then in Debbie’s, as she works tirelessly to rehabilitate her fiancé. Together, Trevor and Debbie have written the next chapter in their remarkable story.
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About the Author
TREVOR GREENE is an accomplished journalist and the author of Bad Date: The Lost Girls of Vancouver’s Low Track. After a stint with the Royal Canadian Navy, he joined the army reserves and deployed to Afghanistan in 2006 with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.
TREVOR GREENE is an accomplished journalist and the author of two books, Bad Date: The Lost Girls of Vancouver’s Low Track and Bridge of Tears. After a stint with the Royal Canadian Navy, Greene joined the army reserves and deployed to Afghanistan in 2006. Greene now speaks to schools and large audiences about his experiences.
Trevor and his wife, Debbie's, story was made into the Gemini Award–winning W5 documentary Peace Warrior. The Greenes live with their daughter, Grace, in Nanaimo, British Columbia.