How does a young mother overcome an 8 percent chance of living to raise her newborn son? She becomes a warrior and provides hope for others. Daddy’s Girl is the story of a father, his daughter, and the deadly battle she won.
In each person’s life there are events that forever change their course. Twenty-seven year old Stephanie experienced two of these events in fourteen days; the birth of her only child and discovery that she has an 8 percent chance of living. She is haunted by the thought that this baby will only know her through pictures, until she makes that thought her motivation to survive.
This is a story of one family facing the most daunting of circumstances, at once celebration and devastation. Michael Schnabel, Stephanie’s father tells the story of survival and how three generations of a family respond to crisis. Stephanie’s courage is fueled by her son’s deep brown eyes and unconditional love. Her faith comes from the belief that something greater than us provides what we need, when we need it. Daddy’s Girl illuminates a range of emotions, and delivers them with humor, love–and some miracles.
Michael Schnabel is the author of Daddy’s Girl, a memoir about the challenges and struggles of parenting through a medical crisis. A graduate of Northern State University, Michael developed his passion for writing and storytelling during his thirty-year career at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Michael lives in Overland Park, Kansas with his wife, and when not spending time with family, you can find him tending to his 26-acre tree farm. Daddy’s Girl is his first book.