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Early on the morning of SeptemberLauren Manning a wife the mother of a ten month old son and a senior vice president and partner at Cantor Fitzgerald came to work as always at One World Trade Center As she stepped into the lobby a fireball exploded from the elevator shaft and Love Greg PDFEPUBin that split second her life was changed forever Lauren was burned over percent of her body As he watched his wife lie in a drug induced coma in the ICU of the Burn Center at New York Presbyterian Hospital Greg Manning began writing a daily journal In the form of e mails to family friends and colleagues he recorded Lauren’s harrowing struggle and his own tormented efforts to make sense of an act that defies all understanding This book is that e mail diary detailed intimate inspiring messages that end always as if a prayer for a happ. There is an interesting coincidence in that I finished this book and chose to begin writing this review as the radio station I had on in the background was playing Alan Jackson's 'Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning the song most closely linked to the September 11th attacksFor Lauren Manning the answer to Alan's uestion was 'living the disaster' having just walked into Tower 1 as the giant fireball that resulted from the first plane strike exploded down the elevator shaft forcing her out of the building as her clothes and skin caught fire Meanwhile her husband Greg was caring for their 10 month old son before leaving for his own workday in the World Trade Center This book is a culmination of e mails sent from Greg to his friends and family as he and Lauren begin their recovery from September 11th Burned over 82% of her body Lauren's chances of survival were slim at best and Greg's letters convey both the physical toll the injuries have on Lauren's body and the emotional ups and downs of being a family member unable to do much than pray and offer comforting words to such a severely injured loved one Considering that the picture on the cover shows a happy family of 3 where the mother shows signs of burn injuries I won't consider it spoiling anything to say that Lauren beats the odds and the letters progress from updates about Lauren's fight to survive to outlines of what Lauren experiences in a given day in an effort to regain a sense of normalcy in her life While the e mails only encompass the time Lauren spends on the burn unit Greg writes a chapter specifically detailing her time spent at the rehab facility culminating 6 months and 4 days after September 11th when Lauren returns to their apartment for the first timeWhat I found most powerful about this book was the reminder about the small fraction of World Trade Center people who were neither killed in the attacks nor miraculously escaped unscathed Greg Manning details his frustrations at visiting relief centers that controlled the doling out of funds to 911 families but were unprepared for people like him in immediate need of aid but without the death certificatenotice of his loved one because the loved one was desperately clinging to life Readers also learn about the community of 911 families in the burn unit waiting room where small milestones like a night of maintained blood pressure is cause for celebration but all too freuently the community shrinks as one of the patients loses the fight The members of that group provided the best support system outside of Greg's and Lauren's families as they and often only they understood what the others were experiencing Even after Lauren's release from inpatient care the Mannings continue to fight for the survivors injured on 911 who often seemed to be forgottenEven 10 years later this book moved me as much as I imagine it would have had I read it when first published and I feel it is a valuable read not only for those with a connection to or interest in 911 but anyone who deeply cares for someone dealing with burn injures This book is a true testament that the will to live exists in us all and that even after experiencing what I've heard described as the most painful long lasting injuries one could endure hope can remain and drive that will

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Love Greg LaurenEr eyes then with smiles her understanding of the words Greg speaks to her the poems he recites the songs he plays Most miraculously we are there when Lauren walks out of the Burn Center The world knows all too well both the nightmare and the heroism that have marked this terrible time in history But no account of September matches the astonishing personal story Greg Manning records in these spontaneous and heartfelt pages It is a story that invites us to share e mail after e mail the perilous course of a mortally wounded woman who by sheer will and courage emerges from near death because she is determined to live for her husband and her son And it is eually the story of a man who as he stays by her side through these long weeks and months discovers anew the depth of his love and admiration for the woman who becomes his her. Love Greg and Lauren by Greg Manning is an incredibly touching memoir that shows us again and again that love is the only thing that motivates us to fight for our lives in critical situations On the morning of September 11 2001 Lauren Manning who was newly married was met by a fireball as she strode into the lobby of the World Trade Center She got 825 % of her body burned Lauren spent weeks on the brink of death then months at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital The main purpose of this work was to record for Greg's son Tyler who at that time was only 10 months old how his mom fought for her life The heroism of Lauren is so inspiring and I guess that the values that are promoted in this book leaves no one indifferent This story reflects how hard the way to triumph can be and how sometimes people are sacrificing the most valuable things in order to survive The author describes every single insignificant detail that he finds extremely important This story is a chronicle of the three months after the terrorist attacks as seen from Lauren's bedside Greg Manning sent daily e mail messages to loved ones describing his efforts to connect to his wife through baseball poetry and music The book also details the critical moments of Mrs Manning’s recovery as she regained consciousness; and her first words were “Hi Greg” on Nov 12 — and then she slowly began to understand what had happened It ends in the middle of December 2001 when Mrs Manning left the hospital for a rehabilitation center Greg writes about the intricate surgeries the incredibly painful therapies and the constant risk of infection Lauren endured Through his eyes the reader comes to know the doctors nurses aides and therapists who cared for her around the clock with untiring devotion and sensitivity Greg wrote on page 216 The doctors and nurses haven't changed they're still as dedicated as they were But the emotional burden is now on her family The reader has the opportunity to know the families with whom he shared wrenching hospital vigils for their own loved ones who were waging a battle that some would not win It was most of all Greg's belief that Lauren would win her brave fight for life that kept him writing  The book ends with sweet words from the patient Lauren that almost make every reader crying after realizing how long was her journey to survive was God bless and keep each one of you in good health All my love Lauren

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Read À Love Greg Lauren 102 ì ❴Download❵ ➻ Love Greg Lauren Author Greg Manning – Feedmarkformulate.co.uk Early on the morning of September 11 2001 Lauren Manning a wife the mother of a ten month old son and a senior vice president and partner at Cantor Fitzgerald came to work as always at One World Trade Early on the morningY outcome LOVE GREG LAURENWe share this story day by astonishing day Greg writes of the intricate surgeries the painful therapies and the constant risk of infection Lauren endured Through his eyes we come to know the doctors nurses aides and therapists who cared for her around the clock with untiring devotion and sensitivity We also come to know the families with whom he shared wrenching hospital vigils for their own loved ones who were waging a battle that some would not win It was most of all Greg’s belief that Lauren would win her brave fight for life that kept him writing Through his eyes we see what she could not their toddler’s first steps the video of his first birthday party the compassionate messages of hope from around the world And we are there as Lauren gradually emerges into awareness signaling first with h. What a beautiful story about a woman's determination to live for her husband her son and herelf; and of a husband's determination to see his wife through the toughest tribulation to may God willing ever face I cried at every obstacle Lauren faced and was overjoyed when she overcame one Every step in her long journey of recovery is detailed by her loving husband in emails to family and friends I learned a lot about what was happening at the time of 911 for the families of survivors something that was publicized very well I also learned a lot about burn care things I never even knew to think about Lauren's determination and strength are inspiring but Greg also shows the hardships of her recovery; the reasons she needed to be so strong I wish I could thank Greg Manning for sharing his and Lauren's story with the world