A GRIPPING HUMAN DRAMA THAT TURNS A REAL-LIFE TRAGEDY INTO ACTION!
Daniel’s Music – One Family’s Journey from Tragedy to Empowerment through Faith, Medicine, and the Healing Power of Music (Skyhorse Publishing/Norton, September 2013) by Jerome Preisler with the Trush Family
“A riveting chronicle of stunning achievement against the odds.” Kirkus Reviews
Daniel’s Music is so much more than your typical “feel good human interest story”. It is the captivating story of Daniel Trush’s recovery against odds experts said were insurmountable; of medical science, faith, and perseverance all combining for a miracle. And of an average family turning their personal trials into a force that brings joy, inspiration, and a powerful sense of belonging to all those whose lives they touch.
It all begins in 1997, when, at age twelve, Daniel awakes from a thirty-day coma barely able to blink, having suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage and several strokes. With music playing a crucial role in his recovery, readers will rejoice at each milestone, from the moment when a cold shower helps jolt Daniel’s speech, to his completion of the New York Marathon ten years after being confined to a wheelchair.
But his incredible journey has just begun. Danny and his family launch Daniel’s Music Foundation, a groundbreaking, nonprofit organization that offers free music programs to people with developmental and physical disabilities with the objective to change lives through music. In time, DMF would be honored for doing just that on the Broadway stage by the New York Yankees, gaining notoriety and admiration across America.
Daniel exemplifies the adage of “a life well lived,” and his experiences are made all the more poignant by just how close he came to missing out. But he’s not the only star here; the family’s unwavering dedication, and the exemplary writing by which Preisler communicates their faith and pain, will not be soon forgotten. Daniel’s Music is truly powerful; it is one of those stories that will make you laugh, make you cry and ultimately leaving you wanting more! And the best part? The family gets their well-deserved happy ending; a healthy son; a unique, compelling perspective on life and a thriving nonprofit.
New York Times bestselling author Jerome Preisler chronicles Daniel’s experience with power, eloquence, and the suspense of a medical mystery in Daniel’s Music: One Family’s Journey from Tragedy to Empowerment through Faith, Medicine, and the Healing Power of Music (Skyhorse Publishing, September 2013).
About the Author
Jerome Preisler is the New York Times bestselling author of over thirty novels and nonfiction titles. A regular contributor to the New York Yankees’ YESNetwork.com since 2004, Preisler has spearheaded the website’s acclaimed coverage of the Yankees’ annual HOPE Week community outreach effort. Preisler lives in New York with his wife and cats.
Daniel’s Music- One Family’s Journey from Tragedy to Empowerment through Faith, Medicine, and the Healing Power of Music by Jerome Preisler with the Trush Family
Skyhorse Publishing hardcover, also available as an e-book and audiobook.
On Sale through amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and your local bookstore: September 2013