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About Lindsey Rogers-Seitz
On July 7, 2014, tragedy befell her family when her husband forgot to take their fifteen-month-old son to daycare, unknowingly leaving him in the back seat of their car all day where he passed away from hyperthermia.
Due to the emotional and highly politicized nature of hot car deaths, news of the event immediately received national and international attention. The family was featured in Time magazine, and Lindsey appeared on the Today Show and CNN’s Legal View. She was also chosen as “One of the Most Fascinating People of 2014” by the Danbury News Times for the courage she demonstrated in the face of the unimaginable.
Lindsey has founded a legal non-profit, the Mental Illness Advocacy Center, to help those in need. Learn more about her non-profit.
"My mission is to spread the idea of loving through imperfection and show that people can overcome immense pain and suffering."
About the book
The Gift of Ben: Loving through Imperfection
In her debut memoir, The Gift of Ben, Lindsey explores her path to self-acceptance, as the love she found in her son’s life gives her the power to, in turn, love herself. With raw emotion and grit, Rogers-Seitz shows us what is left on the other side of broken.
“Author Lindsey Rogers-Seitz did not break the moment her fifteen-month-old son, Benjamin, died - it was a much slower process than that.”
“After years of hiding in the shadows, Ben’s life provided the love and lessons she needed to accept herself by healing her imperfect 'broken places.' That is the love of a son for his mother: The Gift of Ben.”
“A meticulous unraveling.”
“She had struggled with mental illness for nearly a third of her life, so she should have seen it coming. Yet, life is not always that simple. She had felt the love and loss of Ben in the darkest nights of her young adulthood as she battled with early stages of manic depression.”
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If I were a painter, then I would blend the colors of the Ben I knew into an abstraction of a sunset or reflection or tear drop (you decide) and, in the varying impasto textures [I would close my eyes and rub my fingers across the canvas to feel him once more.] and misshapen strokes, […]
They overcome me, and at the most unexpected times. The triggers, so minor. Yesterday, at my daughter’s first fall soccer tournament, one of our players took a ball to the stomach, wind immediately knocked out of her. As she stood in the middle of the field, bent over, trying not to cry, both teams got […]