Yellowknifer launches book after brain injury

A Yellowknife woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury is launching a children's book she wrote while in recovery.

Miranda Currie wrote a children's book while recovering from a brain injury

Miranda Currie wrote a children's book while recovering from a brain injury.

Miranda Currie hasn't let her injury hold her back. The Yellowknife woman suffered a traumatic brain injury in November 2011 and wrote a children's book while in recovery.

"I really couldn't do a whole lot, even reading and writing at the beginning," Currie said. "I just made up stories in my head to ward off boredom and frustration."

The book, Anna and the Bear, is illustrated by local artist Allison McCreesh. Currie said it's a dream come true.

"I've always wanted to write a children's book, and I've never had time per se. Now I had all this time on my hands."

Currie will give a portion of book sales to the Brain Injury Association of Canada.

"This book for me is proof that even though I couldn't do anything that I could do before [the brain injury], if you take it little by little and step by step and you have a goal and a dream, you can make it true."

Anna and the Bear will be launched at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.

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