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story of hope and courage in the face of astonishing challenges
fourth deployment, US Marine Corps Sergeant Carlos Evans stepped on an
IED--and the loss of both legs and his left hand was just the beginning
of the struggle for his life.
For the next two years, he and his wife, Rosemarie, went through the rehabilitation
process together. As a nurse and mother of two young children,
Rosemarie was used to caring for people, but the task of taking care of
her triple-amputee husband brought new challenges every day. In
addition to his limb loss, Carlos faced PTSD and developed an addiction
to painkillers. He was sure Rosemarie's life would be better without
him--and that it might have been better if he hadn't survived at all.
But unlike the majority of marriages put under similar strain, Carlos
and Rosemarie stayed together. With the help of family, friends,
and--most importantly--a strong faith, they've built a solid marriage
and discovered a ministry they never expected. By the hand of God,
their story, which began in devastation, has turned into one that draws
in and lifts up more people than either of them would ever have
Not only will disabled veterans and their loved ones find help here,
Carlos and Rosemarie's captivating journey also speaks to those who
long for stronger marriages, care for loved ones with disabilities, or
are facing a new normal in their own lives, small or large. It is a
powerful resource for leaning on God in the midst of life's great
difficulties--and for finding ways that, through faith, profound loss
can bring incredible blessing.
About the authors
Evans is a minister with the Assemblies of God USA, a Wounded Warrior
spokesman, and a motivational speaker. He served in the Marine
Corps for eight years.
Rosemarie Evans, an experienced nurse, is now a full-time caregiver and
student working toward a master’s degree in marriage and family from