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 I Almost Lost Her: A memoir of unthinkable tragedy


André Xavier’s life was forever changed by a single phone call on a sunny September morning.

On the other end, his wife Charlie heaved in breathless panic.
Come quick.
There’s been an accident.

André jumped into action and found his way to the hospital Charlie had been airlifted to. There, he would learn his wife was alive, but just barely. To the sterile backdrop of beeping, whirring machines, André learned that Charlie had survived a workplace accident, causing severe burns covering 85% of her body. Her road to recovery would be a long and winding one and she would need André’s support every step of the way. This would require André to evolve to meet the challenge of being Charlie’s unwavering partner and advocate.

I Almost Lost Her is the story of Charlie’s ongoing healing and André’s acceptance of his own vulnerability. Readers follow the couple’s journey through adversity, the highs and lows, and everything in between. Ultimately, in the face of great suffering, Charlie and André learn to feel fear and pain, then release it so they may remain focused on their new and beautiful life. In their highly-anticipated debut book, André and Charlie remind us that strength, faith, and love are the cornerstones of enduring partnerships—no matter how bleak the circumstance. No matter how difficult the fight.


This is the Paperback version of the book.




I Almost Lost Her (Papercopy Version)

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