|Publisher:||Random House Inc|
|Publish Date:||May 2011|
|Number of Pages:||209|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.4|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.5 x 8.5 x 0.75|
|A Letter to the Reader||p. xi|
|Just Let Me Die||p. 1|
|It Wasn't Supposed to Turn Out This Way||p. 15|
|Carefree No More||p. 27|
|What's Wrong with This World?||p. 35|
|Small and Powerless||p. 41|
|I Could Never Do It That Way||p. 51|
|Failing at Life||p. 57|
|Grounded Until Further Notice||p. 63|
|Kind Words and New Questions||p. 71|
|Settling In for the Long Haul||p. 79|
|The Psych Ward||p. 87|
|Facing New Challenges||p. 97|
|ANew Reality||p. 105|
|A Second Chance||p. 115|
|Trying to Remember||p. 123|
|One Step at a Time||p. 131|
|Conviction and Choice||p. 137|
|I Can't Do This Alone||p. 147|
|Here for a Reason||p. 157|
|Faith and Forgiveness||p. 167|
|Overwhelming Gratitude||p. 173|
|Ways I Never Imagined||p. 181|
|Extraordinary Hope||p. 189|
|Author's Note||p. 199|
She wanted to die. God had other plans.
Overwhelmed by wave after wave of emotional trauma, Kristen Anderson no longer wanted to live. One January night, determined to end her pain once and for all, the seventeen-year-old lay across train tracks not far from her home and waited to die.
Instead of peace, she found herself immersed in a whole new nightmare.
Before the engineer could bring the train to a stop, thirty-three freight cars passed over her at fifty-five miles per hour. After the train stopped and Kristen realized she was still alive, she looked around—and saw her legs ten feet away.
Surviving her suicide attempt but losing her legs launched Kristen into an even deeper battle with depression and suicidal thoughts, as well as unrelenting physical pain—all from the seat of a wheelchair. But in the midst of her darkest days, Kristen discovered the way to real life and a purpose for living.
For anyone struggling to find the strength to go on, the message of this heart-wrenching yet hope-building book is a clear and extraordinary reminder that even when we give up on life, God doesn’t give up on us.
Includes notes of encouragement from Kristen and resources for suicide prevention.
Save $25 when you open a Walmart® Credit Card and spend $75 today.*
*Offer subject to credit approval