By all accounts the gunshot to the back of her head should have been fatal. But with the bullet still lodged in her brain, Susan, at age 29, would have to start her life over. In her memoir “The Only Light I Saw Was in Galveston”, Susan shares her journey from death including the moment, while still comatose, she saw a light in the distance, and though NOT the “white light” many speak of, still a glimmer of the possibility of help and hope.
Not only a survivor and author, Susan now speaks out and works actively with both national and state organizations, helping them to find their light for success personally and professionally.
Featured on VICE TV & Media, as well as sharing her story before thousands on behalf of National Gun Violence Awareness Day 2016, ’17 & ’18, Susan uplifts those living with TBI or facing recovery of any type. She has worked with those within the Juvenal Justice system, spoken before both the House & Senate on common sense gun policies and living with a disability, and has been featured on the international pod cast Rebound Stronger.
Surviving a point blank gunshot to the back of the head, Susan is an utmost authority on successfully rebuilding and finding your authentic self after loss and devastation