Yasemin Pressley is a survivor of US Embassy terrorist bombing. She wrote ‘A Dance Amongst the Flames’ to share her experience at the time and document the process of overcoming Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Palm Beach Gardens, FL (Merxwire) – On August 7, 1998, Yasemin Pressley’s life changed dramatically. That day, the Turkish woman and her husband, Frank, were working inside the US embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, and were bombed by al-Qaida terrorists, which killed 213 people.
Although Yasemin and Frank escaped in this incident, they were still injured. Frank suffered extensive physical injuries and needed continuous treatment. Yasemin suffered bruises as well and severe Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and suffered for years.
After a decades-long journey of recovery, Pressley is now sharing her story in the highly anticipated memoir “A Dance Amongst the Flames: A Young Foreign-Born Mom’s Journey from Terrorist Attack and US Government Victimization to Triumph over Severe PTSD,” available in paperback and eBook formats.
A Dance Amongst the Flames is a gripping narrative centered on Yasemin and Frank, a newlywed couple who have it all: family, friends, security, and meaningful jobs with the U.S. State Department. Everything changes after the Al-Qaeda terrorist attack of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi. Frank, critically injured and barely hanging on, is flown to Germany for hospitalization, while Yasemin is left behind to struggle with trauma in the fallout.
When she finally reaches Frank’s hospital bedside in Germany, Yasemin discovers that she is expecting their third child. What would normally be joyous news is tinged with uncertainty and fear as an overwhelmed Yasemin struggles to help her husband survive while protecting the child growing inside her.
Through her heart-breaking journey with PTSD, Frank’s endless surgeries, and outright neglect from U.S. State Department, Yasemin discovers she is on a downward spiral. It isn’t until she turns to faith for answers in the face of the State Department’s neglect that Yasemin surmounts her illness, learning to reject fear as she and her family carve out a new path.
“It is thanks to God that we found the strength not just to survive but to triumph over adversity,” Yasemin said. “I want my story to inspire others who experience PTSD to find hope.”
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