March Book Giveaway

Posted in News & Blogs by - March 02, 2012

Unthinkable by Dixie Freman-Smith Coskie

Speechless, enlightened, pensive, inspired… these are but a few of the emotions I feel upon closing the last page of Unthinkable: A Mother’s Tragedy, Terror and Triumph through a Child’s Traumatic Brain Injury. Dixie Fremont-Smith Coskie, a mother of 8 children, pours out her heart in a memoir revealing her raw emotions and her family’s fight to bring back their son, Paul, to his former self.

This amazing story of survival starts with her 13 year old son’s traumatic brain injury (TBI) when he was involved in a car accident while riding his bike; he was not wearing a bike helmet. The severe trauma to his head leaves Paul clinging to life, two months in a coma followed by almost five months in a rehabilitation hospital. Dixie continues her account by bringing us into her home to witness the years of gruelling out-patient therapies. We witness how her family moves on and the lessons learned from this life changing experience as Paul’s sibling go out into the world.

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Congratulations to Bettina Huff on winning our the February giveaway. Bettina will receive a copy of Sensitive Sam by Marla Roth-Fisch.

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  • having a dear friend with a 2 year old with a traumic brain injury, I would love to read this book and then give it to her. Maybe there would be some ideas of ways to help her beautiful son. I would love to win this book.

  • Barbara Castlow

    I, too, survived a car accident in 1977 that wreaked devastation in my life. Since then, my goal in life has been to reach out to others (survivors as well as family andcaregivers) going through that same kind of trauma, let them know they are not alone and that there is help. So, this book interests me very much.

  • Jennifer Nice

    In 1983 I was 18 and survived a car accident caused by a drunk driver, I am a different person who has TBI. I am happy with my life married to my best friend who did go through all of the car accident stuff with me and still does plus we have an AMAZING Baby Girl who will be graduating collage in May.
    I have come back to a stand still once again because of that day. it has caused major problems with my eyes, loss of sight in the left one that day,,,,,fast forward life goes on dreams and goals then in 2004 I have problems with my right eye, I am still blessed I can still see but I by choice no longer drive (all the Dr’s don’t know why my right optic nerve is missed up either} so life has changed once again. so now I need to find some new goals and dreams.
    It is so great to see a book and I would love to to read it.

    • Jennifer, thank you so much for telling us about your story. It makes me so angry that a drunk driver, something that did not have to be, caused this accident that changed your live forever. The best to you and your family and congratulations to your daughter who is graduating from college in May.