Kim and Krickitt Carpenter never expected their commitment to each other to be tested so early, when 2 months after their wedding, a car accident left Krickett with a traumatic head injury and in a coma. When she awoke several weeks later, her rehabilitation began, but Krickitt had no memory of her husband. The previous 18 months when they had met, fallen in love, and been married were completely erased. Kim and Krickitt had to start all over again with the stress of physical rehabilitation, mounting medical bills and amnesia against them.
In The Vow, the Carpenters share their story of how, against enormous odds, they stuck together, fell in love again, and kept the marriage vows they'd made to each other. They also share their Christian faith, and how it sustained them through their most difficult times. In this volume, you'll read about the true events that inspired the February 2012 movie starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum.
Unabridged audio CD; 4 CDs; read by John McLain.
Life as Kim and Krickitt Carpenter knew it was shattered beyond recognition two months after their marriage when a devastating car wreck left Krickitt with a massive head injury and in a coma for weeks. When she finally awoke, she had no idea who Kim was. With no recollection of their relationship and while Krickitt experienced personality changes common to those who suffer head injuries, Kim realized the woman he had married essentially died in the accident. And yet, against all odds, Kim and Krickitt fell in love all over again. The Vow tells the true story of this journey, one of a commitment unbroken and a vow fulfilled. Includes an exclusive interview with Kim & Krickitt Carpenter!
Kim and Krickitt Carpenter have two children and live in Farmington, New Mexico, where Kim
is deputy CEO for San Juan County, and Krickitt works as a substitute schoolteacher.
"A horrific 1993 car accident left the newly married authors with injuries that included head trauma and the loss of wife Krickitts memory. The story is about how her husband persevered to rebuild their marriageas a stranger, at firstand how their Christian faith helped them persevere. Written from the husbands point of view, the book describes the contradictory roles a man must accept when caring for an impaired partner and the struggles they both had with the notoriety of their story, which became a movie. John McLains resonant voice and theatrical chops highlight the inspirational aspects of the couples story without overplaying the melodrama. His splendid interpretation uncovers more emotional depth in the husbands perspective than would be obvious from the narrative and dialogue alone."
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