Barbara Eisenhart seemed to be living the perfect American teenage life. As a popular, active eighteen-year-old entering her freshman year at Kent State University, she had a bright future ahead of her. In one night, that all changed when she made the decision to get in the car with her friend after they had been drinking alcohol. Barb’s friend walked away with a crashed car and in trouble with parents and the law, but Barb would never walk again. Barb suffered a broken neck, leaving her paralyzed from the shoulders down.
In Stop Wishing (for the Life You Don’t Have), Start Living (the Life You Do), Barb shares her remarkable story of hope and perseverance as she recovers from this one live-changing event. Barb’s journey through hurt, pain, and fear leads to profound joy and contentment as she learns to live again.