Fallen

Fallen

A Trauma, A Marriage, and the Transformative Power of Music

eBook - 2015
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Part recovery narrative and part love story, interwoven with the latest research on the brain, Fallen describes the aftermath of a life-threatening brain and spinal cord injury. In 2008, Simon Paradis stepped backward on the scaffolding where he was doing construction work and fell two stories to the hard stone tile below. Landing on his back, head, and spine, he suffered a severe brain and spinal cord injury. Doctors warned his wife, Kara Stanley, that he probably would not survive, and that if he did, his mind and his body would never be the same. In Fallen, Kara Stanley chronicles the effect of this catastrophic accident on both Simon and her and on their marriage. Combining the heart-wrenching narrative of Simon's recovery with the latest research on the brain, the book elucidates the resilience of both the human heart and the human mind. It also describes the transformative role of music in Simon's life both before and during his continuing rehabilitation and his hard-fought battle to return to work as a professional musician. At the heart of the story is the relationship between the author and her husband, as she explores what is essential in a marriage to allow it to grow and thrive even amid life's inherent chaos and uncertainty.
Publisher: [United States] : Greystone Books : Made available through hoopla, 2015
ISBN: 9781771641036
1771641037
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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Aug 23, 2018

This story was to close to home, as I lost my son 2 yrs ago from a brain injury.
The book was an eye opener what can happen when you survive.
Both, had amazing strength as they had to deal with each day.
Strength they both will continue to need as they go into the future.
He is a miracle. Bound by the love of family.

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Aug 23, 2018

runningbeat thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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