Charity Freeland was a typical teenager with typical teenage dreams. Like other seniors in high school, Charity was looking forward to starting her own life—going to college, launching her career in graphic design, and starting a family. In her soon-to-be-released memoir, Life Beyond the Scars: Finding Hope in Tragedy, Charity shares the story of how a tragic car accident completely changed her life’s trajectory, and how hope carried her over every hurdle along the way.
When the gas tank of her vehicle exploded following a multi-car collision, Charity had a 1% chance of surviving through the night. The next seven years would consist of many reconstructive, skin-grafting surgeries, not to mention the mental and emotional recovery that stretched out for decades. Relying on the strength and support of her family and her faith, Charity has been able to use her unthinkable trials to serve and support others who are walking their own roads of pain and hardship.
From a shy teenager who hated uncertainties to a bold woman who faced them every day for years, Charity has traveled the world inspiring youth, wounded veterans, and other crisis survivors with her journey out of hopelessness. Her greatest hope for Life Beyond the Scars is that it reaches and bolsters even more people who are battling that same hopelessness.
We at Duran Kinst Strategies are truly inspired by Charity’s incredible story, and even more so by her fearlessness in sharing it with others. We’re also blessed to count Charity as one of our very own. She has not only served our clients as a design mastermind and bookkeeping genius, but also happens to be the sister of one of our owners.
We are so proud of Charity’s book and her passion to serve others, and we hope her book gets into the hands of as many people as possible. Want to help? You can order your copy of Life Beyond the Scars: Finding Hope in Tragedy at Amazon.
Want to hear more from the author herself? Don’t miss Charity’s virtual book launch on Facebook Live this Saturday, October 9, from 1 to 6 p.m. Central Time.