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Posted: March 31, 2014

An Unexpected Miracle

Cranbrook author, brain injury survivor and Paralympic hopeful launches her inspirational book 

Jennifer De PippoCranbrook resident Jennifer De Pippo’s story is one of inspiration, perseverance, and overcoming unimaginable obstacles.

After surviving a terrible car accident at the age of seven, De Pippo, now 26, faced 18 harsh years of rehabilitation. She was in a coma, received brain surgery, and underwent extensive therapy.

Today, De Pippo can be found on most days in the swimming pool, training to enter the 2016 Paralympic Games. Despite the daily challenges that affect her balance and motor coordination, De Pippo is fired up and determined to make the Canadian Swimming Paralympic Team, and has her mind set on bringing home a medal.

unexpectedmiracleHer inspirational story, An Unexpected Miracle—Conquering Brain Injury, co-authored with bestselling Victoria author Bennett R. Coles, is set to be published tomorrow – April 1.

De Pippo and Coles will be at two book signing/reading events in Cranbrook to launch the book:

– Coles Books (155-1500 Cranbrook Street North) on Saturday, April 5, 12-3 p.m.

– Cranbrook Public Library (20 17 Ave N) on Monday, April 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m.


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