Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. In the aftermath of her Harvard sophomore son's potentially devastating brain injury, Elise Rosenhaupt and her family find their orderly world turned upside down. CLIMBING BACK: A FAMILY'S JOURNEY THROUGH BRAIN INJURY, a memoir, chronicles their extraordinary, transformative journey of realignment and recovery illuminating mysteries and miracles large and small, laughter's restorative power, and the natural world's vital relationship to the process of healing. Foreword by Joseph S. Ratner, M.D., Chief of Psychiatry, New England Rehabilitation Hospital, who calls CLIMBING BACK "compelling reading for any professional in the field, and especially for those enduring the injury itself." Recommended for, and by, speech, occupational and physical therapists. "In a memoir both profound and thorough, Elise Rosenhaupt found the courage and the discipline to look this event straight in its horrible eye, and to take notes. This is a journey no one would ever choose, but one which a young man and his family managed to finally engage on their own terms, with grace and dignity, and ultimately with a sense of victory." Joseph S. Ratner, M.D., Chief of Psychiatry, New England Rehabilitation Hospital "Elise writes with not only the love of a parent for her injured son, but with great insight into her own process of navigating the world of hospitals, rehabilitation, and recovery. As a health care professional, I found it beneficial to be reminded of the complexities of this journey and the dynamics of family and community affected by one person's injury." Christine Wismer, Physical Therapist, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner "Elise Rosenhaupt weaves together an unexpected shattering event, a life hanging in the balance, and a resourceful, tight-knit family into a riveting, powerful true story. This is a wonderful, surprising, rewarding book. I loved it." John Jay Osborn, Jr., Author, The Paper Chase and The Associates"
Climbing Back: a Family's Journey Through Brain Injury
Peninsula Road Press
A Family's Journey Through Brain Injury
Mind, Body & Spirit