Go Back and Be Happy: A Devastating Brain Injury Left Julie at the Gates of Heaven...

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Monarch Books, 2008 - Brain stem - 190 pages
An Oldmobile, driven by a teenager, crushed Julie's little sports car and left her in a coma, with anextremely severe brain stem injury. She finds herself at heaven's door, where she meets her two grandmothers. She steps eagerly forward, but her grandmothers tell her to return to her body. "I don't belong here yet. It isn't my time." After a month she wakes to find herself trapped in a paralysed body. An athlete, she finds the helplessness almost unbearable, but is sustained by her memory of heaven. Julie describes her painful but remarkable recovery - she ran a 5k race just five years later, and in 2007 completed a triathlon. Her spiritual journey to a rich and satisfying faith helps her to find true happiness, which she now shares with thousands.
 

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Contents

Foreword
11
10 May 1993 at 655 pm
13
A Change in Lifes Direction
17
Visiting Heaven
20
Waking Up from a Coma
25
Squeezing Toothpaste
31
A New Reality
48
A Taste of Grace
57
Contemplating Suicide
100
Sessions with a Nun
115
Difficult Conversations
121
Running Across the Finish Line
127
The Pursuit of Happiness
136
The Voice of My Heart
143
A US Olympic Swim Coach
148
A Dream Quest
154

Preparing to Go Home
71
Life as an Adult Child
77
A Sense of Normalcy
86
Meeting Dr Shea
91
Ready to Live on My Own
96
Saying Goodbye to My Past
159
Finishing the Race
162
Am I Happy?
165
Resources
181
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Julie Papievis has a national speaking and lecturing career in the US as a survivor of traumatic brain injury.

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