Fighting for David by Leone Funston Nunley with Dean Merrill – A Book Review

Fighting for DavidFighting for David

By: Leone Funston Nunley with Dean Merrill

WinePress Publishing

PO Box 428, Enumclaw, WA 98022

978-1606150498, $ 14.99, 2012, 204 pages

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake,

How Determination, Faith and Persistence Can Overcome Adversity

As a result of a motorcycle accident in 1989, college student David McCrae experienced a traumatic brain injury. Even though doctors classified him to be in a vegetative state his family resolutely determined to fight to keep David alive and to provide treatment and therapy to restore his brain to the best possible functional level.

In a recent report the Centers for Disease Control stated that at least 1.7 million individuals experience Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) every year. Leone Funston Nunley collaborates with Dean Merrill to tell David’s story to encourage these victims and their families. “Fighting for David” details their courageous journey of determination, faith, and persistence.

Step by step Leone relates the drama and trauma of their experience from the early morning phone call telling of David’s accident, the early diagnosis, surgery, hospitalization and therapy. She describes the depth of a mother’s love, the family’s commitment, and the innumerable friends, supporters, and medical team that joined in the years of David’s homecare, therapy, hospital visits, and rehabilitation.

“Fighting for David” is uplifting, inspirational, and contagious, leaving the reader with a sense of appreciation for physical blessings, a compassion for the needs of others, and a determination to overcome personal adversity.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.


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