All of us deal with trauma, lightning bolts that disrupt our lives in small or devastating ways. But no matter what you’re facing, you can recover - through strength, fortitude and belief.
Jeff Kuhn survived the unthinkable: burns over 80 percent of his body and a rare neuromuscular disease. Despite it all, Jeff found the courage to keep moving on. In Blue Sky Lightning, he shares both his unbelievable journey through trauma and what those experiences taught him. You are not alone. Your mental fortitude is stronger than you think. Small victories make huge differences. Unconditional love lives in unexpected places (sometimes, even in non-human hearts). And, as long as the odds are not zero, you can win.
Blue Sky Lightning is a beacon of hope for the hopeless, a call to share your own inspiring story, and proof that anyone can overcome even the most dire catastrophes.
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Jeff has a degree in Economics from Dartmouth College, an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Master of Real Estate Development degree from the University of Southern California. He grew up in Winnetka, Illinois and attended New Trier High School.
"'Blue Sky Lightning' knocks you down and brings you up again. Suffering a massive burn followed later by a diagnosis of a neuromuscular disease, Jeff Kuhn was given little hope of survival. His journey shows the power of hope, humor, and unconditional love. (His talented plastic surgeon, Dr. Rod Rohrich, is a leader in plastic surgery and shines with a generous spirit.) This book will inspire anyone, but particularly those who have been figuratively hit by lightning...twice."
"Reading your book has taught me courage - courage on a variety of levels. The courage to tell this part of my story to you for one. The courage to remember to hold on when there’s the minuscule amount of hope. The courage to remember I am not alone, we are not alone. We are all fighting battles in this life. Some big, some small, but always gigantic to us at the time. And let me also say that I loved it when you believed you had a 100% chance when given only a 7-10% chance. That is so profound and I shall borrow it. I am sorry you had to go through what you did. It hurts me deeply to imagine the pains, and not just the physical pain, you went through. I believe for most things, they happen for a reason."
"This book answers that question in a way which is genuinely inspiring. Jeff was a successful but unremarkable person. Then in an instant, his life wasn't lost but wrecked in the most tragic and shocking way. He tells his story with grace, insight, humility and humour. He reveals how a person just like most of us not only fought back and won, but in the process became quite extraordinary. I love this book; if you feel you've had a bad week, month or year, this will give you perspective, encouragement and motivation. A bible for anyone in any struggle."
"This is a story of a man who was told that his chance of surviving a tragedy was close to zero. In fact, his odds of survival were no better than being hit by lightning. He survived not one health crisis, but two. And he’s here to tell you about it. What’s more, he learned critical lessons along the way that you can apply to your situation if you find yourself up against impossible odds. It’s a story of hope, hard work, and incredible determination. I read his book and found it to be powerful and riveting. Jeff demonstrates that you can fight the big fight and come out a winner. More importantly, he shows you how! Jeff is an inspiration to all of us. He shows us that if he can beat the odds, so can you! I strongly recommend his book."
"Just wanted to let you know that my sister in law gifted your book to my husband because he was in a near fatal car wreck this past 9-11! He read it in a day and sent a thank you note to her and my brother, Tom yesterday! All in one day! He's NEVER done that! He LOVED reading about your experiences because he is going through so much right now trying to "figure it all out.". Thank you for writing the book and sharing your trauma, pain, suffering, healing and overcoming it all. My husband Jeff doesn't have LinkedIn or Twitter...so I took it upon myself to write this to you-he has no clue. But I wanted you to know you've made a difference for him. ...and I appreciate it. It came at low time for him. Thank you, Jeff."
"I recommend Jeff Kuhn’s new book 'Blue Sky Lightning: How to Survive and Thrive When Life Blindsides You'. It is an excellent book that will inspire, and give you ways in which you can live your life with gratitude, hope and an appreciation for life - instead of following and being led by our daily unconscious biases, perceptions, judgments and assumptions. Be inspired by the incredible life journey Jeff has led, and the amazing odds he has beat as a survivor. Jeff looked death in the face and refused it. As he has said - if he can do that, you can do anything too, and beat the odds and anyone or anything in your way."
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“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
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“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.”
― James Baldwin
Blue Sky Lightning is a Book, a Brand and a Company.
“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”
― Henri Nouwen
"Well, I started reading your book...and I couldn't put it down. Read it all in one sitting. It's phenomenal."
"Very powerful words and message! Loved 'If you have not suffered as you have, there would be no depth to you as a human being, no humility, no compassion'. You were given a wonderful gift to share and inspire others."
"Wonderful book and personal story that highlights the amazing power of resilience and the drive to persevere in the face of daunting obstacles. Truly inspirational, Jeff! Thanks so much for sharing - you're amazing!"
"Jeff, what an incredible story! You're a survivor! Thank you for sharing this!"
"Your strength is extraordinary. I admire your courage, determination, resilience, and grit. Thank you for sharing your journey. You are amazing and inspiring!"
"My impression from the first words in your Introduction in the book were ... WOW. This is a powerful!"
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