When Angela Burgin Logan and husband Samson Logan welcomed their first child into the world, it was a miracle in more ways than one. After Angela began to experience mysterious and unusual symptoms during her pregnancy, the people closest to her – including her doctor – said it was all in her head. Don’t worry.
But in her case, mother really did know best.
Angela’s doctor failed to diagnose her with preeclampsia, a dangerous pregnancy complication that occurs in 5-8 percent of all pregnancies and is a leading cause of maternal deaths. The wife, mother, writer and health advocate chronicled and executive produced her traumatic story in a film, “Breathe,” which was featured on Netflix.
Now, she’s telling her story in an inspiring memoir, Breathe: When Life Takes Your Breath Away, co-written with her husband and published by BroadStreet Publishing (March 1, 2017).
“Breathe is inspirational oxygen! You will inhale the words of this book and exhale hope,” says Victoria Christopher Murray, #1 Essence bestselling and award-winning author.
In this inspirational, hope-filled memoir, one woman battles the good advice of others versus the God-advice she senses in her spirit and shows what it looks like to have hope in the darkest of times.
Read an exclusive excerpt below and order your copy here.
This is it! my mind told me.
The nurses looked at each other and practically rolled their eyes. One of the nurses walked over to Sam and the other to me. At almost the same time, they patted us on our back, patronizing us as if we were children.
“She’s having a panic attack,” the nurse who had gone to my husband told him.
I guessed the fact that I was dying meant nothing.
The nurse who hovered over me, said, “There, there,” in a voice that was supposed to be soothing. “The Foley is in. You’ll be okay now.”
My eyes felt like they were bulging “I. Can’t. Breathe.” I felt like I was screaming, but my words were no more than a whimper.
My nurse shook her head and waved her hand at the same time. “You’re going to have to calm her down.”