It's Settled: The Ametros Podcast

Linda J. McCoy on Never Giving Up: A Mother's Journey Through Unthinkable Odds

September 27, 2023 Ametros Season 3 Episode 21
It's Settled: The Ametros Podcast
Linda J. McCoy on Never Giving Up: A Mother's Journey Through Unthinkable Odds
Show Notes

In this remarkable episode, we welcome Linda J. McCoy, a devoted mother and caregiver for her son Darien Smith, an Ametros member, who defied the odds after a severe head injury at work left him facing the most critical brain stroke imaginable. Linda's story is one of love, faith, and the unshakeable belief in the power of never giving up.

Linda shares her profoundly moving experiences as she advocated for her son's care when medical professionals told her to prepare for the worst. Darien's prognosis was grim, but Linda's determination to stand by her son's side and fight for his survival became an unbreakable bond that overcame all obstacles.

But Linda's message isn't just about caregiving; it's about self-care too. She passionately underscores the importance of never giving up on oneself, even when life's challenges seem insurmountable. Her journey teaches us that when we nurture our own well-being, we become better equipped to care for others.

 In this inspiring session, Linda also shares the significance of the phrase "Never Throw in the Towel!" which would later become the title of Darien’s book, offering an intimate glimpse into his battle against the odds after suffering a severe C1 vertebrae injury—the 25th person to ever have that particular injury and the only person to survive it.

Join us as Linda J. McCoy shares her incredible story of love, faith, and perseverance—a story that will touch your heart, inspire you to keep fighting, and remind you that the power of love can overcome even the most daunting odds. This episode is a testament to the indomitable spirit of a mother's love and the enduring strength of the human will.

Darien's Support Group

Get Darien's Book "Never Throw in the Towel"

  • If you're interested in supporting Darien by reading his book, message Linda J. McCoy on Facebook for a copy

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Podcast Creators

Melanie Salmeron, Podcast Producer and Editor