85% of Americans are (or has a family member that is) physically or mentally disabled






FINDING FAITH IN DARKNESS
by
Jenny Maher

Autobiography


Born in 1972, in San Fernando, California. I lived with my mom and older brother, (by four years). My dad, unfortunately died when I was three from a hit and run accident. My childhood was not the typical childhood. My mom diagnosed with Bipolar disorder required occasional hospitalizations (placing us in foster homes). 

Graduating from Grover Cleveland H.S. in Reseda. I immediately joined the Air Force, where I worked as a Medical Lab Technician, (which I loved) at Andrews AFB in Maryland. Unfortunately, I was medically discharged after almost 4 years diagnosed with; depression, bipolar depression, and PTSD.

I moved to Aurora, Colorado to live with a friend, and eventually bought my own house. In and out of mental hospitals, at 34 yr. old I felt so alone that I attempted to take my life by overdosing, that left me paralyzed from the neck down.

Told I would be in a power chair and living in a hospital the rest of my life. I was determined to get strong enough to push myself in a manual chair and live independently. Getting stronger physically, it was the abuse and neglect at the Denver VA. That after 2 years I knew if I didn't leave I was going to die from infected bed sores alone.

I flew to a VA that specialized in spinal cord disorders in Memphis, Tennessee (with only two backpacks) in hopes of a fresh start. Eventually, in 2011 I moved to Richmond, Virginia where I now happily live independently with my two cats Pouncey and Sly. I spend my days painting (which I hope to open up a studio), getting my story out to help others, and thanking God every day for saving me.

Jenny Maher has been featured on ABC and on numerous radio broadcasts across the nation sharing how she has overcome a lifetime of abuse and neglect, on a mission to help others. http://wric.com/2017/05/02/chesterfield-womans-suicide-attempt-left-her-paralyzed-determined-to-help-others/

Having dealt with a lifetime of abuse and neglect. It was after a suicide attempt that caused her to be a quadriplegic. She knew God saved her for a reason, though she didn't know her fight to survive was just beginning. A veteran diagnosed with mental illness, her biggest fight was the treatment and care at the VA hospitals. Her story is not to be taken lightly, but it can help others to be aware of ways to help family/friends so they don't have to go through the same thing, so others would not feel alone, maybe even save a life.

This story needs to be heard as every 2 1/2 seconds someone attempts suicide.

She is available by telephone, via satallite, and in studio.
Her press release and list of sample interview quetions follow below. If you'd like a copy of her book and a complete press kit, please call,

For Interview:
Ph: (901) 849-2212 EST
email: jmaher0415@gmail.com






Maggie Linton
Read My Lips
Timo Show
James Miller
Lifeology radio
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Jenny Maher
MEDIA CONTACT
(901) 849-2212

Sample Interview Questions
for
Jenny Maher,
Author of: "Never Give Up"

1. Can you summarize your book Never Give Up?

2. What motivated you to write this kind of book?


3. What was hardest when you were trying to deal with your bipolar disorder?


4. So many people feel they're being judged differently when people know they have a mental illness, like depression. What do you think?


5. Why do you think people give up when facing hardships?


6. What was harder, dealing with your paralysis, or your mental illness?


7. How did paralysis change your perspective towards life?


8. Can you share with us where that drive to push yourself came from?


9. You’ve had some horror stories when it has come to therapists. What advice would you give our listeners?


10. To the families of those struggling with physical or mental disabilities, what advice can you give from experiencing it first hand?                                                                
11. Many people are struggling to find the will to move forward after a tragedy. What could you tell them?


12. Now you say in your book you had never opened a bible or gone to church, so how did you “Find God?”


13. What role did faith have in your recovery?


14. Looking back, what is the number one lesson you learned throughout your challenges?


15. Is there a breakthrough moment that occurred in your life when you realized you were meant for more?


16. What do you hope your readers will get out of your book?


 17. Where can we find your book and where can we buy your book?


To Schedule An Interview,
 
Contact Jenny At:

(901) 849-2212

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A true story of despair, sadness, faith, and hope that will make any reader think twice at how much you can overcome in God’s hands.
In this heart-wrenching narrative, Jenny tells all; a lifetime of abuse and neglect, struggling from Bipolar depression and PTSD, to a suicide attempt that caused her to be a tetraplegic. Jenny knew God saved her for a reason. Her sheer determination and faith in a God she knew nothing about, Jenny found the love and support she had been searching so long for.

 


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Faced with her own diagnosed mental illness, at 21 she was shot in the mouth by the police after calling for help. At 34 feeling hurt and alone, she decided to give up it by attempting suicide that changed her life forever. Surviving, though a quadriplegic she knew life was only going to get harder, she just didn't know how much. Having to relearn to do everything from eating to sitting, with no family support, she was dependent on the aides and nurses for assistance. Unfortunately it was abuse and neglect she recieved that almost cost her her life. Though the physical challenges weren't enough, her mental illness led to deep depressions. She was able to find strength in a God she never knew, a faith that gave here undeniable strength. Through personal experiences Jenny is inspirational in not only what she was faced with, but what she has accomplished despite her disabilities. Her compassion and knowledge first-hand in the medical and mental health field is worth listening to and/or reading about.

Reviews:
"One of the most interesting and jaw dropping and addicting memoirs/biography’s books I’ve read in a while." -  (5 stars) Jenna Brewster—  Barnes & Noble; Indie Book Reviewers

"By far one of the most engaging, engrossing books I’ve read in a long time!"- Kaylee Stevens— Goodreads; Shelfari; Indie Book Reviewers (5 stars)

"An excellent book that captured my heart from the beginning, pulled me in, and never once let go." - Cory Banyan— Goodreads;  Barnes & Noble; Indie Book Reviewers (5 stars)

"A wonderful read that is full of ups and downs and leaves you with a satisfying, hopeful feeling at the end." - John Goldman— Goodreads; Shelfari; Barnes & Noble (5 stars)

"It is by far one of the most engaging, engrossing books I’ve read in a long time! ! It’s humbling to realize how much we take for granted every day and I have so much respect for Jenny. Not only for her service to the country, but continuing to serve through God by sharing her story so that it can help others.  A memorable read and a keeper for sure." (5 stars)- Kaylee Stevens— Shelfari; Barnes & Noble; Indie Book Reviewers