One Simple Text...: The Liz Marks Story

One Simple Text...: The Liz Marks Story

by Betty Shaw, Dave Brown

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Overview

It was every parent’s worst nightmare. On a sun-drenched morning in April 2012, a Maryland state trooper knocked on Betty Shaw’s front door and delivered the grim news that her 17-year-old daughter, Liz, had been involved in a horrible car accident and was clinging to life.

Liz recovered from her life-threatening injuries but suffered severe and permanent effects from the accident. Texting while driving caused Liz’s crash, and she and her mother went on a mission to educate people about the perils of distracted driving. The pair began to speak before various groups, and as their popularity grew, they launched a video about Liz’s story which went viral, spawning magazine and online articles, as well as several TV appearances, including one on Oprah Winfrey’s Where Are They Now? show.

In One Simple Text, Betty Shaw recounts her daughter’s frightening and arduous but ultimately uplifting and inspirational journey. Betty chronicles Liz’s ordeal from the day of the accident and provides a glimpse of their life on the speaking and television circuit. This is a poignant memoir about a young woman who triumphed over tragedy; a mother and daughter’s love; and the indomitable power of the human spirit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933455518
Publisher: Msi Press
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Pages: 158
Sales rank: 1,105,015
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

DEDICATION

PREFACE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

PART ONE: TRAGEDY

CHAPTER 1: SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2012

CHAPTER 2: TWINS

CHAPTER 3: GETTING TO ELIZABETH

CHAPTER 4: AGONIZING WAIT

CHAPTER 5: STAYING ALIVE

CHAPTER 6: BACK TO THE WOODS

CHAPTER 7: STARTING A JOURNAL

PART TWO: RECOVERY

CHAPTER 8: A GRANOLA BAR

CHAPTER 9: STORMS

CHAPTER 10: THE TEXT

CHAPTER 11: MAJOR COMPLICATION

CHAPTER 12: HOMECOMING

CHAPTER 13: DEPRESSION

CHAPTER 14: DOUBLE DOORS

CHAPTER 15: CALL ME LIZ

CHAPTER 16: STARTING TO TELL

PHOTOS

PART THREE: TRIUMPH

CHAPTER 17: ANGEL AT WALMART

CHAPTER 18: A REASON FOR LIVING

CHAPTER 19: A NEW START

CHAPTER 20: VIRAL

CHAPTER 21: MEETING OPRAH

CHAPTER 22: THE FUTURE

PART FOUR: DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

RESOURCES

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