"Blinking back tears, I slowly raised my head and looked in the mirror. I saw the panic in my own eyes." What do you do when an ordinary day turns into an unimaginable nightmare? First time author Tonya Dorsey shares a riveting account of shattered dreams as her joy of impending parenthood turns into a struggle to overcome a devastating tragedy. "In that moment...everything I thought I could count on...the world as I knew it--completely disappeared." From Crisis to Purpose: A Mother's Memoir raises the volume on a subject often spoken of in whispers. Recounting her soul gripping determination to conquer tormenting grief, Tonya offers validation and inspiration to those who know the agony of unexpected loss. Celebrate the power of resilience as Tonya finds the strength to persevere in the face of disappointment and despair. Find the courage to embrace your own story as you follow this unforgettable tale of pursuit to a surprising and significant end. "(This book) will resonate with anyone who has lived this tragedy...Tonya writes to give mothers and families the strength and the hope of survival and renewal; the realization of a 'new normal' and, like the butterfly, freedom from the cocoon of darkness and grief." Ann O'Sullivan R.N. Perinatal Loss Program Coordinator ..".this book is a must read. Dorsey inspires her readers to build the momentum to live through-and triumph from-soul-wrenching grief. Her deeply personal, highly relatable voice makes us completely believe she knows of what she speaks. A most impressive debut from an author we are sure to hear more of." Ronn Elmore, Psy.D, Author, An Outrageous Commitment: The 48 Vows of an Indestructible Marriage TONYA DORSEY is a life coach, leadership development consultant, public speaker and author. She resides in the Washington, DC, area. For additional information, please visit www.tonyadorsey.com.