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When Shannon Maxwell had to tell her children their father had been seriously wounded in Iraq with a penetrating traumatic brain injury, she found no available resources to help her explain what life would and could be like now.  There was nothing to help her demonstrate to her children that daddy was still daddy, even if he walked or talked differently, or couldn’t remember things, or couldn’t do the things he used to do.

Our Daddy Is Invincible! is the resource she produced to help other families in similar situations.  Maxwell drew upon her family’s experiences to create a child’s journey of discovery to find new ways to enjoy life together after traumatic injury of a parent or loved one.

“As a family, we work to focus on the positives and wanted a way to reassure and highlight the possibilities for our children and those of the families we were working with, but we found no resources to assist us in that endeavor,” said Shannon Maxwell. “Our Daddy Is Invincible is a collaboration that we hope will bring comfort to all families.”

The book is movingly illustrated by Liza Biggers, whose brother Army Spc. Ethan Biggers succumbed to injuries one year after  a sniper’s bullet penetrated his brain during his second tour of duty in Iraq. Bigger was at her brother’s bedside for most of that year as one of his primary caregivers.



  1. Ruthi Moore says:

    Outstanding! This book will help families of all ages cope with the challenges they face when a loved one is injured or just “not the person he/she was before the war.” I wish every civilian family would read this book so they could better understand what military families are dealing with on a daily basis.

  2. Thank you to all of you who had input in the book.  It is a wonderful tool for the children to have an understanding of their father and mother at a very traumatic time in their lives.  I liked the way that issues were presented, but they weren’t intimidating and frightening.  Hope.

    As this war has so many TBI and other injuries, I hope that you will be able find a way to put this book in the hands of many children so they will have words to turn to when their parents are not their to off encouragement and to understand they are not to blame.

    God Bless all of you for your courage.

  3. Dina Adamchick says:

    Thank you for doing such a great book. Many people will benefit and not only military. Traumatic things happen all the time to people! You will sell many of this!