Parts of this memoir appeared on ESPN and in Rosie.
Fractured Not Broken is a true story of loss, faith, and a rare love that only happens in nonfiction.
In a sweeping and heart-wrenching narrative, Kelly exposes the truth about what happened after a drunk driver rendered her a quadriplegic. She shares how she found her way back—through faith and pain, her community, her family, and the love of a man she’d prayed for.
This book has been a true encouragement to me. Thank you Kelly for sharing your story— the loss and the unexpected joy— so that each reader can be uplifted knowing there is a full, rich life available to those who lean in to our Lord Jesus. —Renee Bondi, Award-Winning Singer and Songwriter
Life has its tragic moments of defeat, setbacks, and fracturing for everyone. Kelly's story proves, however, that individual momentum, personal progress, and genuine achievement can still be attained. Her courage and optimism are uplifting. Open these pages and experience the joy of ultimate victory. —Dr. Dennis E. Hensley, Author, Jesus in All Four Seasons
This is a real life story of heroic virtue—especially of courage, humility, and generosity—a triumph of faith, hope and love. This story involves the very essence of the human spirit, family, and community. To know Kelly and her journey of miracles is to know that with God all things are possible. —Most Reverend Charles C. Thompson Bishop of Evansville
In 1998, Kelly (Craig) Schaefer won awards in the National Cheerleading competitions, but in 1999, when a drunk driver rendered her a quadriplegic, she lost all her athletic ability.
She has traveled to hundreds of Midwest schools to share her story, demonstrating how the human spirit, combined with personal faith and the support of loved ones, can overcome challenges and enable others to succeed beyond their wildest imagination.
Below are a few of the topics Kelly has spoken about, but her presentations can be geared toward the needs and demographics of your community.
• Consequences of drinking and driving
• Faith • Recognizing the Silver Lining
• Maximizing Opportunities
While audiences differ in demographics, they all share a desire to be inspired, to learn, and to be motivated. Kelly is blessed that her story can help others.
In life, when the boss cares about employees, they are more productive, and Cathine Gilchrist Scott, Ph.D., knows that the same is true in the classroom.
She looks back at her career as an educator, from her first job to earning her doctorate of philosophy degree to sharing lessons learned from teaching students of all ages at home and abroad. Throughout the book, you will learn how to:
encourage, motivate, and inspire students to be successful; plan, implement, and evaluate lessons; change your attitude to believe that all children can learn; overcome the fear of teaching; and assess student learning in positive ways.
If teachers teach, but less than 50 percent of the students make passing grades, then the teachers have not taught at all. They think they have taught, but they have not done their jobsand this book seeks to fix that problem.
Filled with real-life anecdotes, revealing insights about great educators, and opinions, this resource delivers a no-nonsense account on what it takes to truly succeed as an educator.
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has attracted one of the world’s largest online followings with his fascinating, widely accessible insights into science and our universe. Now, Tyson invites us to go behind the scenes of his public fame by revealing his correspondence with people across the globe who have sought him out in search of answers. In this hand-picked collection of 101 letters, Tyson draws upon cosmic perspectives to address a vast array of questions about science, faith, philosophy, life, and of course, Pluto. His succinct, opinionated, passionate, and often funny responses reflect his popularity and standing as a leading educator.
Tyson’s 2017 bestseller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry offered more than one million readers an insightful and accessible understanding of the universe. Tyson’s most candid and heartfelt writing yet, Letters from an Astrophysicist introduces us to a newly personal dimension of Tyson’s quest to explore our place in the cosmos.
In January 1988 Martin Pistorius, aged twelve, fell inexplicably sick. First, he lost his voice and stopped eating. Then he slept constantly and shunned human contact. Doctors were mystified. Within eighteen months he was mute and wheelchair-bound. Martin's parents were told an unknown degenerative disease left him with the mind of a baby and less than two years to live.
Martin was moved to care centers for severely disabled children. The stress and heartache shook his parents’ marriage and their family to the core. Their boy was gone. Or so they thought.
Ghost Boy is the heart-wrenching story of one boy’s return to life through the power of love and faith. In these pages, readers see:A parent’s resilience.The consequences of misdiagnosis.Abuse at the hands of cruel caretakers.The unthinkable duration of Martin’s mental alertness betrayed by his lifeless body.
We also see a life reclaimed—a business created, a new love kindled—all from a wheelchair. Martin's emergence from his own darkness invites us to celebrate our own lives and fight for a better life for others.