Author Jan Matthews Gardner’s new book, ‘I’m Still In Here,’ reveals how the Lord gave the author strength after a life-changing brain injury

Stafford, VA, March 7, 2024 –(–Jan Matthews Gardner has completed her new book “I’m Still In Here,” an emotionally gripping memoir that follows the author as she learns to adapt to her new life after a debilitating brain injury, and how her faith helped her through this time of crisis.

Author Jan Matthews Gardner, born in the Deep South and raised in California, lives with her husband and four large rescue dogs in Virginia. A lover of history, genealogy and skills that are no longer easy to find, Gardner is the daughter of a World War II Marine and considers it her duty to soldier on against all odds, just like her father during the Battle around Iwo Jima.

“On December 12, 2012, I overdosed as a result of a hospital accident via IV administration of Dilaudid during a backyard gallbladder attack,” Gardner wrote. “As a result, I was mostly dead, long enough to suffer an anoxic brain injury (ABI) that caused two lesions in my brain. The brain injury left me permanently disabled and prevented me from continuing my job in which I had invested almost twenty years and was on the verge of achieving my dream promotion.”

As noted by Naval Officer Carrie H. Kennedy, PhD, ABPP and United States Neuropsychologist: “An eloquent first-person look at the experience of patients with anoxic brain injury. Patients with brain damage often cannot tell us what they are experiencing; This book provides a way to understand what patients may need when they are unable to communicate at previous levels. This report is a must-read for every member of the medical team, from those treating the initial injury to the rehabilitation professionals who reintegrate patients into their lives, and everyone in between.”

Jan Matthews Gardner’s new book, published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, is a moving story of courage and triumph in the face of adversity and explores how the author’s relationship with God served as her guiding light as she embarked on her new learned to accept reality. . The author’s sincere and deeply personal hope is that by sharing her story she can inspire readers who may be facing similar struggles to find answers, strength, and hope.

Readers can purchase “I’m Still In Here” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Covenant Books is an international Christian publishing house based in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Covenant Books specializes in all genres that appeal to the Christian market. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Covenant Books at 843-507-8373.

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