Coping with Brain Injury: Derek Aong Shares His Journey


Like a flash of lightning, their twenty-one-year-old son, James’, life changed. Crumpled by a flat-bed truck, he barely survived. In spite of his brain injury, he was an overcomer. His children loved him dearly and did not notice his deficits. They adapted well. They were caring and loving. James’ parents, also, exhibited so much love and devotion, helping in any way they could. Benny and Daphne Carson were the model family. They had two brilliant children: an attorney and mortgage broker. Both were succeeding in their lives and families…..until one was not.

Benny and Daphne’s ten grandchildren added to the vibrancy and happiness in their lives. Never had things been better. October 23, 2020. Hello, tragedy. Goodbye, James. Their son had left. Death had overtaken him. May you experience God’s peace and comfort as you read this memoir, The Book of James: The Brain Injury, Life, and Legacy of James Carson. We hope your personal feelings and experiences with grief and loss will be lessened. This memoir showcases the love and power and comfort of Christ in the face of death. It highlights the opportunities that can unfold in your lives because of obedience, even in the midst of heart-wrenching pain. God is not finished with James’ parents, nor is He you. May The Book of James point you to the cross and help you live a life of gratitude.

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