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Book details
  • Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SubGenre:Medical
  • Language:English
  • Pages:224
  • eBook ISBN:9781927570173

After the Truck Hit

Jennifer Kuchinka's True Story

by Jennifer Kuchinka

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Overview
Jennifer Kuchinka was a new mother in Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada, struggling with postpartum depression when she ran out of the hospital, onto the highway, and was hit by a tractor-trailer truck. Jennifer survived that harrowing experience and now shares her story of the accident that left her with a permanent brain injury. She tells how she recovered and created a new life as a single parent, and how she is committed to raising awareness of postpartum depression and acquired brain injury.
Description
Jennifer Kuchinka was a new mother in Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada, struggling with postpartum depression when she ran out of the hospital, onto the highway, and was hit by a tractor-trailer truck. Jennifer survived that harrowing experience and now shares her story of the accident that left her with a permanent brain injury. She tells how she recovered and created a new life as a single parent, and how she is committed to raising awareness of postpartum depression and acquired brain injury. “I am going to tell the truth, whether or not people like to hear it. I feel I have always been good at following my heart. I feel stripped of embarrassment and fear of failure, because of my near-death experience. What mistakes can be worse than the ones I made in September 2010? I feel like I am a different person now, because of this experience. I am someone who wants to embrace life fully. I feel like my arms are wide open and I just want to open up to everything that the world has to offer... I emphatically want to help other women and be vocal about my recovery and rehabilitation.” – Jennifer Kuchinka
About the author
Jennifer Kuchinka was born on March 14, 1982, in Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada. She was raised by her mother, Joyce, and her father, Clayton, in Macoun, SK on a farm. Jennifer participated in 4-H, loved track and field, figure skating, horseback riding, reading and writing all throughout her childhood. She graduated from Estevan Comprehensive School in 2000 and convocated from the University of Regina in 2004 with a Bachelor of Education degree. After that, she embraced travelling and embarked on her career in education. She currently resides in Estevan, and teaches elementary school, trains for fitness competitions, fundraises for the Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association, and parents her young daughter, Avery.
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