One of life's biggest clichés became a horrific reality when Douglas Segal's wife Susan and young daughter were hit head-on by a Los Angeles city bus. Miraculously, his daughter was unharmed, but Susan faced a series of life-threatening injuries, including the same one that famously left Christopher Reeve paralyzed. Following the accident, Doug began sending regular email updates to their circle of friends and family—a list that continued to grow as others heard of the event and were moved by the many emotional and spiritual issues it raised. Struck is an intimate and honest chronicle built around these email updates, and is a profound example of how people show up for one another in times of crisis and is an uplifting tribute to love, determination, and how the compassion of community holds the power to heal, serving as an inspiring testament to the resilience of the human spirit when faced with pain and adversity.
Little Known Fact- Doug and Susan met through a mutual friend at a play. Doug thought the mutual friend was there as Susan’s date. Good news for all- Doug figured it out and that was 30 years ago!