...the next time she is aware of her surroundings it is nearly three months later and what took place while she was "away" was nothing less than horrific.
Jenny contracted an extremely rare illness in March of 2013. It was 35 days before the diagnosed could be found. During this time her condition would change hour by hour and her family and friends were forced to stand by and helplessly watch as she deteriorated from a healthy and active 25-year-old woman, to someone who's physical and mental capacities resembled a newborn baby.
As if this wasn't enough, many times a day Jenny would be visited by what her family came to view as demons that would trigger unpredictable and nearly indescribable behavior as well as create frightening hallucinations for Jenny, and those around her, to endure. It is no exaggeration to say that Jenny appeared to have been possessed by the devil. Her mother and father learned a new definition of "a parent's worst nightmare" and could not escape it any more than she could.
Not even the doctors were able to help Jenny...or save her from the torment that the illness caused.
The Girl on the 6th Floor is a truly unique story about a rare and devastating illness; told from the perspective of Jenny's father while witnessing his child going through this odyssey. This book is an honest and detailed look at what took place day-by-day coping with a devastating illness. It reveals the fear and pain of a family, the compassion and dedication of medical professionals, and the difficulties all of them faced while dealing with something they didn't understand. Surprisingly, there is also some laughter along the way.
"...The book expresses such a myriad of emotions: love, fear, frustration, helplessness, hopefulness, protectiveness and trust, and at times such joy! All of these things were woven together to captivate the reader with a story they will find hard to put down. This book is an absolutely beautiful love story that is full of hope...that no matter how many curve balls are tossed to a family...as long as they cling tight to each other they will get it through it."
Bunco Babes Book Club (Chicago, IL)