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In a powerful and intimate memoir, Jackie Hance shares her story of unbearable loss, darkest despair, and—slowly, painfully, and miraculously—her cautious return to hope and love.

Until the horrific car accident on New York State’s Taconic Parkway that took the lives of her three beloved young daughters, Jackie Hance was an ordinary Long Island mom, fulfilled by the joyful chaos of a household bustling with life and chatter and love. After the tragedy, she was “The Taconic Mom,” whose unimaginable loss embodied every parent’s worst nightmare. Suddenly, her life-long Catholic faith no longer explained the world. Her marriage to her husband, Warren, was ravaged by wrenching grief and recrimination. And her mind, unable to cope with the unfathomable, reinvented reality each night, so she awoke each morning having forgotten the heartbreaking facts: that Emma, age 8; Alyson, age 7; and Katie, age 5, were gone forever. They were killed in a minivan driven by their aunt, Jackie’s sister-in-law, Diane Schuler, while returning from a camping weekend on a sunny July morning.

I’ll See You Again chronicles the day Jackie received the traumatizing phone call that defied all understanding, and the numbed and torturous events that followed—including the devastating medical findings that shattered Jackie to the core and shocked America. But this profoundly honest account is also the story of how a tight-knit community rallied around the Hances, providing the courage and strength for them to move forward. It’s a story of forgiveness, hope, and rebirth, as Jackie and Warren struggle to rediscover the possibility of joy by welcoming their fourth daughter, Kasey Rose Hance.

The story that Jackie Hance shares for the first time will touch your heart and warm you to the power of love and hope.

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July 2nd, 2013
I lost many loved ones in my lifetime. Most shockingly in 1989 my only brother, the 1st born of 3. He and my sister were "Irish twins", born 1 year apart. I came 5 years later. He was 20 yrs old when he was killed by an out-of-control driver in a tracker trailer. In 2004 I lost my 28 year old husband who died unexpectedly of a heart attack in his sleep. He suffered from a heart condition we were unaware he had. I understand how Jackie feels frustrated that others will never get to meet and know her daughters. The sad fact is there is no way to explain another human being in words or even stories. Every person is so unique and has an energy that must be felt, experienced, which is indescribable. This book got as close as possible to explaining the unexplainable energy of her girls and the aftermath of devastation her sister-in-law caused. Thank you Jackie for sharing your most intimate experiences with the world. You told your story with grace, humility, honestly, and dignity. You made your girls proud. You gave the suffering hope.
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June 4th, 2013
OMG how truly blessed you were to have such awesome support from every one unlike some of us we have to deal with grieve all alone so it will take longer but I know that one day I too will be happy again and God will let me be a Grandma once again. R.I.P. my precious Grand baby ( Joey ). Love you and miss you too much.
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