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Miles To Go Before I Sleep: A Survivor's Story of Life After a Terrorist Hijacking Paperback – October 30, 2001
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About the Author
Jackie was born and raised in Pasadena, Texas. She received her Bachelor's degree in Education from Sam Houston State University in 1977 and went on to get her Master's degree in Education Diagnostics at the University of Houston in 1984. Jackie taught regular and special education for seven years in Baytown, Texas. In the fall of 1984, she moved to Stavanger, Norway, where she went to set up the Special Education Department at the Stavanger American School. In 1985 Jackie moved to Cairo, Egypt, where she taught at the Cairo American School. While on a weekend holiday trip, she experienced a terrorist attack on Egypt Air #648. Jackie was shot execution style in the head with a .38 caliber revolver in one of the world's most dramatic and deadly hijackings. As a result of this head injury, Jackie continues to face challenges with emotional, physical, and learning disabilities. She has used her nine years expertise in special education to train and rehabilitate herself. Jackie's current residence is in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She speaks to businesses, organizations, and associations on a full-time basis. She also speaks to school districts and colleges on motivational issues as well as educational issues pertinent to teachers and students.
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The second half of the book chronicles gut-wrenching recovery - physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual. No matter one's spiritual beliefs, what the reader comes away with is a profoundly deeper thought process and heightened appreciation for mysteries we cannot understand and forces that shape us into better humans if we allow it.
There is something here for everyone -- a riveting adventure story as she gives a moment by moment account of the hijacking. There is inspiration in her telling of her recovery and the goals she set for herself. Jackie explains her philosophy and spirituality in a way that would be consistent with most any relious belief-- or non belief.
Most of all, you will learn to appreciate every single day. This is not a sappy "survivor" account but a real life experience that happened to change the author's life. This book will give you the courage to face your obstacle's. It is on my gift list for everyone I know.