***THIS EVENT WAS RESCHEDULED FROM MARCH 8***
Get inspired! Savoy Bookshop & Café presents an author discussion with triathlete and survivor Colleen Alexander, author of Gratitude in Motion. This public event is free, and the café will be open for refreshments.
About Colleen Kelly Alexander
A lifelong athlete and motivational speaker, Colleen teaches others how to aim higher, be stronger, and use adversity as a catalyst to make themselves and the world better. She was an executive director of the Common Ground Youth Center and a regional program manager for PeaceJam, where Nobel Peace Prize laureates mentor youth. She has also worked for, volunteered for, and is still heavily involved with the Red Cross.
About Gratitude in Motion
It was a beautiful fall day in Connecticut when Colleen Alexander, a lifelong competitive triathlete, rode her bike home from work after surviving a diagnosis of lupus and brain surgery that almost took her life. The truck hit Colleen, running over her lower body with front and back tires and dragging her across the pavement. As she bled out in the street, nearby strangers surrounded her and saved her life. Colleen spent five weeks in a coma and had 29 surgeries. But she survived, and despite losing her job and suffering from PTSD, she began to focus on all the heroes who saved her life. She decided she would run again and dedicate her race medals to her heroes. Since the trauma, Colleen has run 50 races and completed 40 triathlons, including 4 half-Ironman events. This amazing story of survival, written by Colleen and 29-time author Jenna Glatzer, reveals how taking that first step can reveal an indomitable spirit.
It was a beautiful fall day in Connecticut when Colleen Kelly Alexander, a lifelong athlete, rode her bike home from work. She had survived both a diagnosis of lupus and brain surgery, had a fulfilling career, and was married at last to the love of her life. Everything was good as she coasted along, meeting the eyes of a truck driver as he approached the stop sign beside her.