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Running on a Mind Rewired

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She was the only girl in the boys’ high school hockey league, fighting to keep playing in spite of concussions and other serious injuries. By age seventeen, she was battling her second round of severe depression, this time while hooked on crack. A near-death experience—her interrupted suicide—would haunt her through multiple unsuccessful attempts at drug and alcohol treatment. Then, Jennifer Cannon realized she had to find her own path to recovery.

I never wanted to destroy my life, damage my brain, or come so close to killing myself that I’d wake up strangling on a psych ward floor. . . . But I did. And in the end I was the only one who could save me from myself.    

I’d love to say that life after drugs and alcohol is easy. Chemical dependency isn’t always as simple as going to rehab and coming out fixed, though. Nor are head injuries and concussions things you can safely play through.

Sometimes the damage is permanent. But you have to keep running.

Written with unflinching honesty, Running on a Mind Rewired is at times harrowing, yet ultimately hopeful. Jennifer’s story will inspire others to persevere in the face of what may seem to be overwhelming odds.


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Praise for the Book

“As a person with dystonia, Jen’s book really inspired me to not ever give up! Reading about her running has inspired me to start walking which is a struggle due to my dystonia. Every time I go on a walk, Jen’s encouraging words go with me. She is part of my walks. Her book made me laugh, cry, and cheer for her. I felt like I was on her journey with her.”

— Heather Russell, Hastings, Minnesota, battles dystonia