A Season of Loss, a Lifetime of Forgiveness: The Dan Snyder and Dany Heatley Story

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ECW Press, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 259 pages
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Dan Snyder narrowly escaped being cut from his junior hockey team for two years in a row. That’s hardly the stuff that NHL careers are made of. But Snyder earned his spot on the NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers roster through sheer force of will and strength of character, even though scouts thought the odds were against him. Those who knew Snyder describe him as the kind of person others naturally gravitated towards. One of those people was Dany Heatley, college star, All-Star, and marked one of the nhl’s next great players. On September 29, 2003, while driving down a treacherous Atlanta road with Snyder, Heatley lost control of his car. Snyder was injured, and died in hospital six days later. The lives of his family, friends, and teammates changed forever, as they searched for meaning and healing. Meanwhile, authorities in Atlanta charged Heatley with vehicular homicide. Snyder’s family, however, took a path of forgiveness and reconciliation -- a path that is ingrained in the Mennonite tradition from which they hail. While some might lash out against an easy target, the Snyders invited Heatley and his parents into their lives in an effort to make peace with their grief. This paperback edition contains an afterword by the Snyder family.
 

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User Review  - Melissa - Goodreads

Incredibly emotional, powerful book that I recommend to all hockey fans, especially if you're familiar with the Snyder/Heatley accident. Read full review

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User Review  - Peter - Goodreads

A little more than ten years ago, the life of Dany Heatley was forever changed, and it had major consequences for not only him, but also the lives of Graham and LuAnn Snyder, parents of the deceased ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

John Manasso has worked for 10 years as a reporter in Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Washington DC, and is a contributor to The Hockey News. As the beat writer for the Atlanta Thrashers, he reported extensively about the events surrounding Dan Snyder's death. He lives in Decatur, Georgia.

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