Francie and Tony had it down: A happy family life in a vibrant community with two fine young boys. Then she got "the call." Tony was in a terrible cycling accident that brought their summer to a screeching halt. For fifteen months Francie protected Tony on his bumpy road to recovery and he protected his family from knowing just how much he hurt. Together they learned to never give up and to accept help whether it be a friend with potato salad or a lawyer who went above and beyond. Love was everywhere, inspiring Tony and Francie to stay positive and look for the community of angels floating into their lives. At times tearful and funny, their experiences added up to finding love when they least expected it. Alive and Fixable is a heartwarming story about discovering the ability to survive the things you think you can't and rising above it all.
This event is a fundraiser for Project Second Chance. Project Second Chance (PSC), the Contra Costa County Library Adult Literacy Program, offers free, confidential, one-on-one basic literacy instruction to people who read or write below the 6th grade level. Students are over 16 years of age, out of high school, and speak English well enough to communicate over the telephone and in person. While many PSC students are native English speakers, many others are non-native English speakers who can benefit from tutoring sessions that are conducted in English.
Francie Low has published personal essays and award-winning blog posts. Alive and Fixable ia her first book . She's a former marketing professional turned full-time mom and career volunteer. She calls Northern California home, where she loves riding her Wilier road bike with her amateur racer husband on his slow days. Their two sons prefer lifting at the gym and will aspire to cycling one day -- their dad is sure of it.