For author Jacqueline Buckley, before September 2, 1998, life seemed normal. She had faced challenges, but things were basically good. But on that September day, when Swissair flight 111 crashed in Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia, her whole life changed. As a member of the Canadian Forces Dental Services stationed in Halifax, Nova Scotia, she was tasked with assisting dental officers in the dental forensic portion of the recovery, trying to identify the 229 victims through their dental remains.
In Eye of the Storm, Buckley tells how this dramatically affected her life and triggered the onset of her post traumatic stress disorder. Based on her personal accounts and recollections, this memoir shares the challenges of living with PTSD for more than twelve years.
A raw account of her own healing, observations, and understanding, Eye of the Storm not only tells Buckley’s story and her journey of how she weathered the storm and found her way home, but also presents strategies and suggestions for healing for others who face the same challenges.
Jacqueline Buckley, CD, BA, earned a bachelor’s degree in justice studies from Royal Roads University. She served in the Canadian Forces for twenty years before being medically released in 2010. As a current success coach she assists others to move beyond their stories. Jacqueline has two children and two grandchildren. She and her husband live in rural Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Eye opening and allows the reader to go into the world if PTSD in order to understand.