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Our Daddy Is Invincible!
Our Daddy Is Invincible! An Excerpt
Our Daddy Is Invincible! is a book for kids of parents with brain injury.
It was written by Shannon Maxwell whose husband, Tim, sustained a traumatic brain injury in Iraq in 2004.
The illustrator, Liza Biggers, lost her brother, Ethan, at age 22. In 2006, he was shot by a sniper in Baghdad and succumbed to his wounds 11 months later after a long battle.
Alexis, Shannon and Tim's daughter, wrote the foreword. "Even if the bad guys got him, he was still my daddy — a little different, but my wonderful father who loves me."
About the book
After Alexis and Eric find out their Daddy was badly hurt, they are scared for him and wonder how his injuries will change their lives.
They learn that his love for them continues to be strong and that life goes on.
There are people to help in their daddy's recovery, new adventures to be found, and new ways to find enjoyment together as a family.
The story begins ...
My brother, Eric, and I believe our daddy is Superman! He is smart and strong and always protects us and others.
He sometimes goes on long trips for work — places we have not been and cannot imagine.
It can be scary to think of Daddy so far from home. But we shoo those worries away, agreeing that nothing can hurt him.
An inspired partnership
In honor of LtCol. Tim A. Maxwell, USMC (ret).
In memory of Army Spc. Ethan Biggers, age 22.
"Together we have created a book that, I hope, will help children and their families find comfort and strength through recovery and life beyond." – Shannon Maxwell
To view the complete online version of the book, click here.