The Waiting Room

An Accident Survivor's Story & A Caregiver's Journey

by Jack & Shari Bender



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/2/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9781420887761

About the Book

"The Waiting Room" is the story of how one tragic event in life can not only change the course of that life, but teach us valuable lessons - some good, some bad. It's honest, and at times in-your-face, but most of all it shows that the light at the end of the tunnel is NOT always a train. In this book you will get an insight into the workings, and mishaps, of Workman's Comp, Long Term Disability, the insurance industry as well as the red tape of our justice system, all  in layman's terms that anyone can understand.

In the story that follows "The Waiting Room", "A Life Interrupted", Shari chronicles her life as a Caregiver, which started at a very early age. This journey involved many personal sacrafices on her part, which led her through a life of placing everyone else's well being ahead of her own.

Together, these two stories give you a well rounded image of life and all of it's tragedies from two perspectives - the injured and sick, as well as the Caregiver.

About the Author

Jack is originally from Minneapolis, but moved to the Chicago suburbs in his teens where he & Shari met in High School. He was a member of the Military Police Corps in the Army and attended Eastern and Northeastern Illinios University, where he received his degree in Communications.

Shari & Jack got together at their 10th High School reunion and were married 3 months later. They currently live in the far north corner of Phoenix with their 2 English Springer Spaniels and a variety of other small animals that keep them busy. Jack is a member of the Masons and Shari enjoys charity work and helping at the animal shelter.