Shattered But Not Broken

One Woman’s Inspiring Story About Living Beyond Loss and Grief

by Betty Major-Rose



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/10/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 256
ISBN : 9781489740731
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 256
ISBN : 9781489740724
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 256
ISBN : 9781489740717

About the Book

The founder of Parents Against Gangs, and the Family Trauma Advocacy Counseling Center, Betty Major-Rose shares her story of the many grief experiences she lived through including the tragic and sudden death of her first husband and murder of her seventeen year-old daughter. She walks us through each death she endured and reveals the complexities that comes with grief. Her story sheds light on the struggle with grieving in pain while holding hope, and battling with depression and anxiety, while trying to maintain faith in God. Being shattered by loss time and time again, her vulnerableness in the darkest hours built a strength and resilience that never left her broken. The mending from each loss brought about a continuous transformation that ultimately led to her having the grace to support others who are grieving the sudden and traumatic loss of their loved ones.

About the Author

Betty has experienced the sudden tragic death of her husband, the murder of her daughter, the sudden deaths of her brother and three sisters, as well as the deaths of her mother, grandmother, and great grand-child. Through the grace of God she has healed from a broken heart several times over. Betty has worked with families of homicide/violent crime victims for over 30 years, is an ordained minister, and is the founder and CEO of Parents Against Gangs and the Family Trauma Advocacy Counseling Center. She has also worked with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office in Chicago, Illinois in various departments, including victim-witness, domestic violence, criminal sexual assault, and the narcotics unit for 29 years. She is a wife, mother of four surviving children, grandmother of fifteen, and great-grandmother of four.