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Writing to find meaning in tragedy’s aftermath


Last updated 11/20/2018 at Noon

Edmonds resident Sarah Cannon wrote a book about changes in her life after a traumatic episode.

One day, life was going one way for Edmonds resident Sarah Cannon, her husband and her two young children.

Then, suddenly, it went sideways, into unknown territory.

Just a few days before her 33rd birthday, Cannon received the most frightening phone call of her life. Her husband’s arborist friend was on the other end.

He told her a falling tree branch struck her husband of seven years, Matt (a pseudonym), in the head. Matt was severely injured in the industrial accident.

“I endured a lot of loneliness and confusion for years and years, and yet it was the love of children, friends an...

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