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




Quadraplegic Overcomes A Lifetime Hospital Sentence & Now Lives Happily On A Mission To Help Others

NEVER GIVE UP
by
Jenny Maher

About Me


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 has a Bipolar disorder, which 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, and PTSD (related from my childhood.)

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 untreated infections 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 to realize they’re not alone, and thanking God every day for saving me.

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144 Pages 
Memoir 
Easy to read 
Honest& heartfelt 
Medically  informative 


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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


Jenny Maher has been on numerous radio interviews across the country, sharing how she has overcome a lifetime of unimaginable struggles, on a mission to help others.

I'm sure if you take the opportunity to read about her and her story, you'll see how her enthusiasm is infectious, showing how her past has not defined who she is now. Her knowledge of mental illness and the do's and dont's when it comes to physical disabilities enables a broad range of interesting topics.



She is available by telephone, via satallite, and occassionally 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
interview
    

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