Author Mary Ann Rody’s Newly Released “Breathless. A Story of Survival, Hope and Healing” is the Story of the Author’s Recovery Through Hope, Faith, and Trust

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“Breathless. A Story of Survival, Hope and Healing” from Christian Faith Publishing author Mary Ann Rody is the story of the author’s struggle to rebuild her identity and life after a debilitating medical condition robbed her of the happy and successful life she had always known. Through hope, faith, and trust, she was able to overcome one tribulation after another.

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“Breathless. A Story of Survival, Hope and Healing”: a story of remaking one’s self through faith. “Breathless. A Story of Survival, Hope and Healing” is the creation of published author, Mary Ann Rody, former kindergarten teacher, administrator, human resource manager, vice president, and COO of a local childcare chain. Rody is married with three adult children in Ohio where she currently serves as executive director of a state association of childcare providers. She is also a consult and grant-writer for a local nonprofit charity. Rody has a BA in Psychology from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. Rody has coauthored the books entitled “Inspiring Space for Young Children” and ”Rating Observation Scale for Inspiring Environments.” She has also presented at local and national conferences as well as served on various professional boards.

“Did you ever wonder what would happen if your entire life changed completely in a single day? If everything you had ever known was turned upside down? Your health, your family, your job, your identity, your future—all changed forever?” --Mary Ann Rody

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Mary Ann Rody’s new book tells the author’s struggle to reclaim her identity after a debilitating medical condition robbed her of her life and identity.

“Breathless” is the story of a woman who faced a terrifying and uncertain fate. She was a mother, wife, and business executive who was successful, busy, happy, and healthy when she suddenly found herself struggling to survive on life support. Placed in a medically induced coma for a month as doctors frantically searched for a cause, her chances of survival grew dimmer and dimmer. As her husband, family, and dear friends saturated her with prayer, God miraculously spared her life.

She recovers from the coma and ARDS, but awoke completely paralyzed. After a year of physical therapy, endless prayers, and the support of dear friends, she regained mobility, but her twenty-six-year career was gone. In “Breathless. A Story of Survival, Hope and Healing,” the author shares her story of battling rejection, depression, and the loss of identity by staying strong in hope, faith, and trust in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

View a synopsis of “Breathless. A Story of Survival, Hope and Healing” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Breathless. A Story of Survival, Hope and Healing” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, Kobo or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Breathless. A Story of Survival, Hope and Healing,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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