Beyond the Legal Limit by Pat Henman

Apr. 30 2021
Patricia Henman
New Publication
My memoire and my first book,  titled Beyond the Legal Limit; Surviving a Crash With a Drunk Driver, is released by Caitlin Press. It has also been adapted to the stage by Canadian playwright, Kelly Rebar, under the same title. 
A searingly honest memoir of a mother and daughter who survived a head-on collision with a drunk driver and their determination to rebuild a meaningful life.
On a sunny Sunday afternoon in June 2013, performer and singer Pat Henman, was driving home on the highway with her 19-year-old daughter, Maia, when they were struck head-on by a drunk driver. Pat and Maia’s injuries were too complicated and life-threatening for the small hospital in Cranbrook, and they were flown to Calgary. Pat was revived four times, and her family was told to prepare for the worst. Maia had multiple breaks of all four limbs and the doctors had to induce her into a coma for more than a week. Both women spent months in the hospital recovering and undergoing major surgery. Pat had nineteen surgeries in the first week alone and Maia, a first-year university student, was left permanently disabled. This was the beginning of a long and painful struggle for their entire family.
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