The story of a woman turning tragedy to hope
By Heidi Cave
For the duration of her seven month stay in the burn unit and countless surgeries, Heidi finds herself confronted the same question over and over: Will I be a victim or a survivor?
Determined to return to ordinary life, Heidi learns to embrace strength, beauty, and relentless hope from within. While still learning to use prosthetic legs, she testifies in court against the young driver who killed her best friend and forever changed Heidi’s life. Through his claims that Heidi ruined his life, Heidi knows she can’t move on, and chooses to forgive the driver, in order to finally allow herself to be loved by the boyfriend who stood by her, and eventually became her husband.
Miracles can be made from tragedy
About the Author
Heidi Cave has told her story to audiences across Canada including the British Columbia Legislative Assembly in Victoria, and more than 3,000 firefighters from every state and province in North America at the International Association of Fire Fighters’ Biennial Convention where she shared a billing with Senator Hillary Clinton.
Heidi is a well-respected advocate for burn survivors and serves on a Board of Advisors for the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund’s efforts to build a research laboratory and treatment centre in Vancouver.
Today, Heidi is married, has two children, and lives in historic Fort Langley, British Columbia, Canada.
Watch Heidi’s August 3, 2013 Global TV interview here.