The Mental Health Committee of Jewish Family Service presents Lauren Manning: Unmeasured Strength: A Journey of Survival & Resilience.
Unmeasured Strength: A Journey of Survival & Resilience by Lauren Manning
“You are a true American hero.”–Oprah Winfrey
“I have found my new hero. Her name is Lauren Manning…Her determination is awe inspiring. She is the most remarkable woman I think I’ve ever met.”–Katie Couric
“This is a very inspiring book.”–Barbara Walters
“Unmeasured Strength is a gripping tale of [Lauren Manning's] long fight back from a devastating injury that easily could have killed her… She has valuable lessons to impart about the personal challenges of overcoming physical and emotional adversity.”
–The Wall Street Journal
Lauren Manning was a hardworking business woman, wife and mother of an infant son, with a confidence born of intelligence and beauty. But on 9/11, good fortune was no match for catastrophe. When a wall of flame at the World Trade Center burned more than 80 percent of her body, Lauren Manning began a ten-year journey of survival and rebirth that tested her almost beyond human endurance.
Long before that infamous September day, Manning learned the importance of perseverance, relentless hard work, and a deep faith in oneself. So when the horrific moment of her near-death arrived, she possessed the strength and resilience to insist that she would not yield—not to the terrorists, not to the long odds, not to the bottomless pain and exhaustion. But as the difficult months and years went by, she came to understand that she had to do more than survive. She needed to undergo a complete transformation, one that would allow her to embrace her life and her loved ones in an entirely new way.
Fleeing the burning tower, Manning promised herself that she would see her son’s face again. Courageous and inspiring, Unmeasured Strength tells the riveting story of her heroic effort to make that miracle—and so many others—possible.
“Unmeasured Strength is both an enduring story about the resilience of character and an ode to the human determination to defeat evil. Lauren Manning did what the mighty Greek Sisyphus could never do: push the boulder to the top of the hill and never let it roll down. She has written a brilliantly vivid, wholly empowering tour de force that makes the impossible seem possible; her inspiring example just may teach us how to reverse our fates.”
–Lucinda Franks, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, author of My Father’s Secret War
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Registration
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Luncheon and program