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It was a beautiful fall day in Connecticut when Colleen Kelly Alexander, a lifelong athlete, rode her bike home from work. She had survived both a diagnosis of lupus and brain surgery, had a fulfilling career, and was married at last to the love of her life. Everything was good as she coasted along, meeting the eyes of a truck driver as he approached the stop sign beside her.
He didn't stop. The truck hit Colleen, running over her lower body with front and back tires and dragging her across the pavement. As she bled out in the street, nearby strangers surrounded her and the driver attempted to get away. An EMT herself, Colleen knew she had to stay awake. "I've just been reconnected with my soulmate", she told the medic. "We want to have a baby. I can't die now. Please don't let me die."
Five weeks in a coma and 29 surgeries later, Colleen survived. Rather than let the trauma and PTSD control her life, she became determined to find a way to make something positive from her pain. She decided she'd run again and dedicate her race medals to the everyday heroes around us, including the medical staff and blood donors who saved her life. Since then Colleen has run 50 races and completed 40 triathlons, including four half-Ironman events. Now a spokesperson for the Red Cross, Colleen shares her incredible inspirational story to encourage others to take that first step forward.
©2018 Colleen Kelly Alexander and Jenna Glatzer (P)2018 Hachette Audio
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By John Waanders on 02-02-18

Wonderful story of hope and positivity

Absolutely awe inspiring story read by the author which enhances the experience tremendously.
The example set by Colleen and all of the heroes mentioned should help to give inspiration and motivation to anyone facing challenges.

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