Kevin Courageous

A Journey of Faith, Hope and Love

by Chuck Mansfield & Mary Ann Mansfield



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/26/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 206
ISBN : 9781796094954
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 206
ISBN : 9781796094961
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 206
ISBN : 9781796094947

About the Book

The authors conceived of this work following the tragic illness that befell their second grandson, Kevin Sean Mansfield, in 2018. Doctors and nurses worked feverishly to determine what had afflicted Kevin, then 18, but they and Kevin's parents did not know the cause of his possibly life-threatening condition. Finally, tests confirmed that Kevin had suffered initially from a strain of influenza that morphed into encephalitis, a potentially deadly swelling or inflammation of the brain - only the second such case reported in the United States! Unconscious and unresponsive, Kevin lay comatose for eight days. While the medical personnel attending him were not confident he would survive, it was day-to-day and minute-to-minute with Kevin's mother never leaving his hospital room for six weeks. After three weeks, Kevin, with his dedicated mother by his side, opened his eyes and emerged from the coma. This is the rest of the story.

About the Author

For thirty-years Mary Ann Mansfield contributed to mathematics education as an innovator, motivator and instructor of both children and colleagues. The recipient of numerous awards, she currently co-chairs the Working Group of the Museum of Mathematics (MOMATH) and serves on its Advisory Council, as well as authoring solutions and problems for math tournaments. Chuck Mansfield graduated from Chaminade High School (Mineola, N.Y.) in 1962 and the College of the Holy Cross in 1966. Upon graduation, he was commissioned an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, subsequently assigned to Vietnam and served as a platoon commander. Later, he received an M.B.A. from New York University. Since 1999, he has served as a director/trustee of the mutual funds of Federated Hermes, Inc., a $585-billion Pittsburgh-based complex listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The couple has been married for 53 years and resides in Stuart, Fl., and Westhampton Beach, N.Y.