Natasha Stoynoff is a New York Times best-selling author with six books to her credit. Most recently, she was a correspondent for People magazine for nearly two decades. Before that, she worked as a news reporter/photographer for The Toronto Star, columnist for The Toronto Sun, and freelancer for Time magazine. She lives in New York City, where she writes books and screenplays.
Sometimes an unexpected fall can lead a person to reach for magnificent heights. Dana Liesegang was a lively, athletic, 19-year-old engineman in the U.S. Navy when she was sexually assaulted by a fellow sailor, thrown off a cliff, and left for dead. She survived—but woke up in a hospital hours later paralyzed from the neck down, with doctors giving no hope for recovery.