Behind each heartbeat lies a thousand stories.


pattie welek hallPattie Welek Hall is the author of two books: A Mother’s Dance: One Step Back, Two Steps Forward, Full Circle, which will be released by WriteLife Publishing on November 6, 2015, and a children’s book, Believe, that was also translated into and available in Spanish, Creer.

She has also been published in International Brain Injury Association 10th World Congress scientific journal, “Brain Injury,” and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury, and hosts an Internet radio talk show, Joy Radio.

Julio A. Chalela MD, Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Medical Director NSICU, in his praise for A Mother’s Dance, A Mothers Dance FINAL bleeds (416x640)said, “Mainly the book is a story about hope, resilience, fortitude, faith, and about the value of family and friends—the most important elements in the recovery of any patient. It reminds practicing physicians and nurses that “the little things” matter the most to patients and families, that we often overlook them, that patients and families may have creative ways to improve therapy and should be encouraged to do so, and that the fortitude of our patients can be limitless. Our encounters with patients are brief but Pattie takes us beyond that brief period to see the past and the aftermath of the ICU stay, full of obstacles but also graced with wonderful accomplishments and joys. . . A must read for those involved in the care of patients with acute brain injuries.””

Lori Nelson Spielman, #1 International bestselling author of The Life List and her latest novel Sweet Forgiveness says, “Pattie Welek Hall shares her heartbreaking story with grace and eloquence. Never do the tears feel forced, or the cheers undeserved. Every scene brings new challenges and hope…always hope. A true testimony to a mother’s love.”

Judy Heath, author of No Time for Tears: Coping with Grief in a Busy World states, “A moving and poignant book about a mother’s struggle through brain injury and loss. This book provides hope, strength, and faith to those who face the true challenges of life. Thank you to a brave and loving mother.”

Born and raised in St. Louis, Pattie now makes her home in Charleston, South Carolina.