AWARD-WINNING and BESTSELLING AUTHOR
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.
Wow … this story is so inspirational … it goes from heartbreaking to hopeful to full of joy.
When the story opens, we meet Kelly and her family as they are enjoying a wonderful vacation together before she goes away to college. Since it was their last night of vacation, the young adults plan a fun night in town, but sadly, a drunk driver collided into them. Their night of fun turned into a nightmare.
The story takes us through everything that Kelly and her family endured, including her brother sustaining permanent brain damage from the same accident.
It is told from Kelly’s perspective and she describes everything that occurred in great detail. She has a very matter-of-fact style of communicating, and I think that makes everyone around her feel at ease.
Instead of feeling sorry for herself, she helps others by speaking to groups about living with disabilities, as well as, speaking out against drunk driving.
Her friendly, outgoing personality naturally draws people (friends, colleagues, her students, and her future husband) to her. She figures out ways to make the things she wants in life to happen … she is a real go getter 🙂
I hope everyone will read this book, you won’t be sorry.
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“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
|Fractured Accident Scene
Kelly is a true heroine, finding God as she battles with a life as a quadriplegic. Overcoming obstacles every day, she’s a speaker, teacher, and Skittles lover. Michelle, Kelly’s aunt, is an award-winning and bestselling author who penned Kelly’s memoir to bring others hope. She writes stories that move her, and this one is close to her heart.
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Michelle is a fulltime employee of God’s kingdom, writing and encouraging writers every day. She’s often a sucker for emotional stories, her sensitive side fueling the passion for her character’s plights, often giving her the ability to show readers the “other” side of the story.
She grew up in the burbs of Detroit with five brothers. No sisters. Each time her mom brought the boy bundle home from the hospital Michelle cried, certain her mom liked boys better than girls. But when her brothers pitched in with the cooking, cleaning, and babysitting—without drama, Michelle discovered having brothers wasn’t so bad. They even taught her how to take direct criticism without flinching, which comes in handy with book reviews.
Michelle is living her dream—writing every day and thanking God for the stories He puts in her path. When Michelle isn’t writing she’s winning ugly on the tennis court. She’s known as “Queen of the Rim Shots.” No joke. It’s ugly.
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