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Cranbrook author publishes inspiring book

 

Twenty-six-year-old Cranbrook resident, Jennifer De Pippo’s story is one of inspiration, perseverance, and overcoming unimaginable obstacles. After surviving a terrible car accident at the age of 7, De Pippo faced 18 harsh years of rehabilitation. She laid in a coma, received brain surgery, and underwent extensive therapy.

Today, De Pippo can be found on most days in the swimming pool, training to enter the 2016 Paralympic Games. Despite the daily challenges that affect her balance and motor coordination, De Pippo is fired up and determined to make the Canadian Swimming Paralympic Team, and has her mind set on bringing home a medal.

Her inspirational story, An Unexpected Miracle—Conquering Brain Injury, co-authored with bestselling Victoria author Bennett R. Coles, is set to be published on April 1st 2014.

De Pippo and Coles will be at two book signing/reading events in Cranbrook to launch the book:

• Coles Books on Saturday, April 5th, 12-3 p.m.

• Cranbrook Public Library on Monday, April 7th, 6:30-8:30 p.m

 

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