Raising David Again (Caregivers Journey) by M. A. Appleby

Raising David Again by M. A. Appleby

David was an energetic man since birth, musically gifted and with a thriving career and family life. However, this all changed when he suffered a traumatic brain injury after an off-road vehicle accident in Florida and had to adjust to a new version of himself.

He wasn’t the only one to change; his mother, Marjorie Appleby, recounts the life-altering experiences of David’s family in her caregiver journaling turned survival health guide, Raising David, Again.

Marjorie’s journal entries during David’s hospitalization and rehabilitation present advice keys for recovery for brain injury survivors and caregivers to use during the process of recovery.

David’s left-brain damage not only meant re-learning basic motor skills, but also changed behavior after injury, as Marjorie and David’s father Dave cared for a different David. However, Raising David, Again describes God’s purposes for injury and how their faith in God kept them going in the darkest hours.

Awards:

  • RAISING DAVID AGAIN has won a GOLD and SILVER medal! This is a National Book Awards Competition…a silver in Autobiography/Memoir, and a gold in How-To/Self-Help!
  • RAISING DAVID AGAIN has won a 1st Place in Category Autobiography/Biography from the Christian Book Awards Fall of 2017!

Editorial Reviews:

Written from a mother’s heart, “Raising David Again”, takes one through an emotional journey of healing, courage, and compassion. It is heartwarming and funny. A manual for those who are taking care of someone with a traumatic brain injury. As she states in chapter six, “Brain injury is a family affair.”

Excellent guide for all who suddenly find themselves in the difficult position of “caregiver”.

Written with tears, humor, understanding and unconditional love, this book helps the caregiver work through the maze of medical, insurance, emotional and the unexpected issues.

Written by someone who has “been there, done that”, this book offers guidance in a well written, easy to read and understand format.

Raising David Again should be given to every person who becomes a caregiver.

“Raising David Again” defines life examples for all of us to draw strength from during times of stress driven by a grave injury to a cherished family member. The book is a guide that has lessons for all of us to use as a tool box to fight the unbearable economic, emotional and physical stress to a family brought on by a traumatic injury to a loved one. The advice from the author is from a real-life experience, from a loving mother, that is real life tested and offered to all readers as hope just when you think all hope is lost

Review by Kathy Heare Watts (review of another edition)
“An emotional journey documented of a mother’s love to help her son after a traumatic brain injury

I won a signed copy of this book during a Goodreads giveaway. I am under no obligation to leave a review or rating and do so voluntarily. So that others may also enjoy this book, I am paying it forward by donating it a local library.”

Reviewed by VAN (Amazon Customer)
5.0 out of 5 Stars
Excellent Guide
July 10, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

“Excellent guide for all who suddenly find themselves in the difficult position of ‘caregiver’.

Written with tears, humor, understanding and unconditional love, this book helps the caregiver work through the maze of medical, insurance, emotional and the unexpected issues.

Written by someone who has “been there, done that”, this book offers guidance in a well written, easy to read and understand format.

Raising David Again should be given to every person who becomes a caregiver.”

Reviewed by jlm (Amazon Customer)
5.0 out of 5 Stars
Emotional and physical stress to a family brought on by a traumatic injury to a loved one.
January 2, 2018
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

“Raising David Again” defines life examples for all of us to draw strength from during times of stress driven by a grave injury to a cherished family member. The book is a guide that has lessons for all of us to use as a tool box to fight the unbearable economic, emotional and physical stress to a family brought on by a traumatic injury to a loved one. The advice from the author is from a real-life experience, from a loving mother, that is real life tested and offered to all readers as hope just when you think all hope is lost.”

Reviewed by Lee Ann Mancini (Amazon Customer)
5.0 out of 5 Stars
It is heartwarming and funny. A manual for those who are taking care …
December 23, 2017
Format: Paperback

“Written from a mother’s heart, “Raising David Again”, takes one through an emotional journey of healing, courage, and compassion. It is heartwarming and funny. A manual for those who are taking care of someone with a traumatic brain injury. As she states in chapter six, “Brain injury is a family affair.”

Reviewed by an Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 Stars
Inspirational!
September 6, 2018
Format: Kindle Edition

“A moving and honest look into a life-altering event as a mother/momma bear takes care of her son (and family) and their journey to a new way of life. A great model for others to never give up, to use everything at your disposal – along with generous dashes of humor – to create a new “normal”.

Product Details:
Paperback: 216 Pages
February 28, 2017
Genre: Special Needs, Biographies, Memoirs, Nursing, Christian Spiritual Growth, Caregiver

Amazon Customer Reviews:
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About M. A. Appleby: “I am a National Award-Winning Author of a gold and silver medal (President’s Book Awards) and a 1st Place Winner in category Autobiography/Biography from the Christian Author Awards, Fall-2017 for RAISING DAVID AGAIN!

My first books, A Whisper of a Mystery Trilogy, was inspired by our true life-changing event that evolved into a compelling story of a family who struggles with what happens in the ‘blink of an eye’. I equate the time we spent after my son suffered a traumatic brain injury to being in a dream-like state, much like a slow-motion movie. As time went on, we thought we would all wake up from the nightmare and our lives would go back to ‘normal’ but that didn’t happen. The concept for A Whisper of a Mystery Trilogy has actually drifted around in my head for nearly 35 years. It only flowed out after the idea came to incorporate my son’s journey of recovery into the story.

The original purpose of the journal I started the day of my son’s accident, was to impart information to survivors and caregivers as a way to help them on their journey. That journal became the impetus to write The Ancient Whisper, Whispered Dreams, and The Journey of a Thousand Steps.

When the trilogy was completed, I wrote RAISING DAVID AGAIN. This is David’s story and how our family copes with this condition. Included are other amazing stories of survival after brain injury, the 10 Keys to Recovery, and the resources section called: Brain Injury Tool Kit.

Amazon Author’s Page:
https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00JIV5GYC

Professional Website:
https://www.maappleby.com

Professional Blog:
http://www.blog.maappleby.com

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https://www.facebook.com/maappleby.books/

LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/marjorie-appleby-08a98970/

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