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Brian Johanson explains he became an author as a result of a family tragedy that was followed by a handful of miracles. In August, 2007, Johanson's teenage daughter Kaitlyn was in a severe car accident that resulted in, among other things, a traumatic brain injury (TBI). She was not expected to live.
TBIs have made a lot of news in recent years--from reports of news anchor Bob Woodruff's injury in Iraq to stories of repeated concussions suffered by many NFL players. Johanson's book, Kaitlyn's Hope: One Family's Journey Through Traumatic Brain Injury (2010), provides an intimate portrait of a family struggling with TBI. Despite Kaitlyn's bleak prognosis, she began making a long journey of recovery and rebuilt her life. Through Kaitlyn's Hope, Brian, his wife Kasey, and Kaitlyn share their courage, determination, and hope while relating their unique perspectives on life before and after a TBI.
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