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April 11, 2016

Hello, I am announcing the launch of my new book in April, 2016. It took 5+ years to live and 2 years to write. This book is not just a good thing --  it’s a God-thing!

I want to tell you the story of my daughter, Barb, who is simply remarkable. She was a nurse and was working 60 hours a week.  I felt you might find our story compelling as well as inspiring – filled with miracles from God!

I have a book due to launch April 2016 titled – a book I felt you would find personally interesting.

Yankee 794 Trauma -- A Profoundly Inspiring Memoir  

A Journey Through Traumatic Brain Injury:  Hope and Recovery

The memoir reveals a near-fatal auto accident that happened 12/29/10 in Bradenton (Fl.) to my daughter Barb, a nurse.  I am also a nurse.  The book chronicles the critical injuries she sustained including SIX traumatic brain injuries (TBI) -- any one of which should have been fatal.  The book is filled with miracles from God, which explains why my daughter survived, and how she is recovering. 

As her mom it fell to me to be her Legal Guardian and later her caregiver.  I kept a journal from the day she was nearly killed, which is why I wrote this book. 

The book is about our journey.  Traumatic brain injury is something the public knows little about -- yet it is epidemic in our society.  One of the goals of my compelling book, is to inspire as well as educate, as we walk through this unimaginable odyssey.  Fifteen months into our journey I was suddenly diagnosed with a diagnosis of Stage 4 cancer! My fight to stay alive, then became the subject of the book as we now take a dual path to recovery.

A year later, with clear scans, thinking we were finally on our way to health, I was again blindsided. I landed in ICU for (much of) three weeks.  I have little memory of that time.  I woke up in rehab. a quadriplegic, wondering how I got there!  I had to fight my way back --- again! The book chronicles our 5-year journey back to health and wholeness, and in the process many amazing and wonderful events that happened to us.  

Yankee 794 Trauma will be published by Peppertree Publishing in March 2016.  At that time it is my wish to embark on a journey of public speaking to bring our story to the church and civic groups that will invite me to speak.  This means developing a curriculum course based on my book that tells our story and includes discussion on:

  1. Authenticity

  2. Gratitude

  3. Grace

  4. Happiness

  5. Defining Love and Purpose

  6. The world needs more __________________.

  7. What does PRAYER mean to you?

  8. What I significant to your life you learned from a stranger?

  9. Ask the Big Question…What do you know for sure?

I have created a series of visual posters that detail the many faces of TBI (traumatic brain injury) including:

PTSD/TBI and Our Veterans

Domestic Violence (which results in more brain injury than football!)

Sports Safety (youth, college and professional)

CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy)

 

I have spent a lot of time researching CTE & Domestic Violence and Abuse as a sidebar to the story I have lived. If you check the back of my book, I added a chapter on CTE and Domestic Violence and Abuse to my book.  The two are inexplicably linked.

I want to bring awareness of these issues to the public in a way never presented before. 

The later part of 2016 my second book, a prequel to Yankee 794 Trauma will be published. It is titled The Search for Judith Ann

I will be seeking opportunities to address civic and church groups in 2016-17.

Thank you for your time.

Elizabeth A. Scott

6314 French Creek Ct.

Ellenton, Florida 34222

(863) 633-8978

daylightdalia@yahoo.com

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