A Moral Conflict
Rachel Michelberg got the call that her husband David’s plane had crashed while she was watching an evening TV show with her 7 year old daughter. Though he and the pilot survived, David suffered a traumatic brain injury that left him irrational, seizure-prone and unable to manage his bodily functions.Before the crash, Rachel and David’s marriage had been in trouble, but she wanted to do the honorable thing and take care of him. Realizing she couldn’t dedicate her life to caring for a man whom she no longer loved, Michelberg shares her personal journey battling the moral conflicts and societal expectations involved in caregiving for a disabled or cognitively impaired family member. She is the winner of the 2021 Next Generation Indie Book Award in Memoir, Personal Struggle/Health Issues.
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