Lynne I believe that you may have saved my mind. Two years ago I was a Bank Manager and was held at gunpoint by one of three gunmen. This gunman and I spent quality time in my office and by that I mean he tore up my left arm and shoulder along with kicking me, and hitting me with the gun. The worst assault was to my mind when they decided to line us up and pretend that they were going to shoot us in the head, they didn't, and finally left the bank. I remember that I felt numb, like this happened to someone else and that everyone would think I was weak if I cried. As time passed I did not want to be in the bank I think my mind helped to make me sick with whatever illness was around, even pneumonia. For a long time I wanted to tell everyone I knew or didn't know what happened and I knew that everyone I did know was tired of hearing about it. I was off with my second shoulder surgery when my sister wrote about this book. I purchased it and began to read the most heart wrenching story of loss, courage, scarifice, empowerment, victory and strength. You put in words things that relate to a lot of us with different stories to tell even if they were not as traumatic as what you endured. You gave me courage to seek help to heal not only my body but my mind and to have courage to move forward. Thank you for sharing your most personal of stories and I say and extra thank you everyday for giving this gift of your book. I will tell everyone I know they should get this and feel your power.