June 3, 2014 at 11:47 AM
SUMMIT, NJ - New York Times Best-Selling author, and CBS “This Morning” contributor, Lee Woodruff, is the keynote speaker at the annual Caregivers Symposium at Overlook Medical Center.
As co-author of the New York Times best-seller "In an Instant: A Family’s Journey of Love and Healing," Lee Woodruff garnered critical acclaim for the compelling and humorous chronicle of her family’s journey to recovery following her husband’s bomb injury in Iraq. Appearing on national television and as keynote speakers since the February 2007 publication of their book, the couple has helped put a face on the serious issue of traumatic brain injury among returning Iraq war veterans, as well as the millions of Americans who live with this often invisible, but life-changing affliction.
The book is a frank and compelling account of how Bob and Lee’s lives came together, were blown apart, and then were miraculously put together again. It tells how they persevered, with grit, but also with humor, through intense trauma and fear.
Woodruff is a contributing reporter for “CBS This Morning.” Her best-selling book "Perfectly Imperfect – A Life in Progress," was followed by her first novel “Those We Love Most,” which became a New York Times Best-Seller and won the Washington Irving Book Award for fiction.
The Center is designed to provide a refuge of quiet respite for caregivers, away from alarms, bright lights and hectic pace of the clinical care setting, but not too far away from the patient so that family members can easily return to the bedside if their presence is required.
Registration for the Caregivers Symposium and Lee Woodruff book signing is required, by calling 908 / 522-6348. Overlook Medical Center is located at 99 Beauvoir Avenue. Parking in the West Garage, and valet parking, is available.