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A heartfelt memoir of devotion and determination.

With candor and a sister’s love, Mojie Crigler has written a lyrical account of her brother’s brain injury and their family’s heroic efforts to find a path to recovery. Get Me Through Tomorrow should be read by all who aspire to make the care of these patients more humane and effective.
—Joseph J. Fins, MD, MACP, Weill Cornell Medical College, and author of Rights Come to Mind: Brain Injury, Ethics, and the Struggle for Consciousness

A profoundly moving story about the unbreakable bond between siblings, and a beautifully written testament to the tremendous healing power of love.
—Mira Bartók, author of The Memory Palace

Mojie Crigler is a vivid and fearless writer who takes the reader on a journey of pain and grit that does honor to the complex lessons of suffering and courage.
—Lawrence Sutin, author of A Postcard Memoir and When to Go Into the Water

On August 4, 2004, Jason Crigler was onstage in a New York City nightclub when a blood vessel burst in his brain. The thirty-four-year-old guitarist, a fixture in the downtown music scene who had played with Marshall Crenshaw, Linda Thompson, and John Cale, narrowly survived the bleed. But a string of complications—meningitis, seizures, coma—left him immobile and unresponsive. With doctors saying nothing could be done, Jason’s insurance quickly hit its lifetime cap, meaning that his policy would no longer pay for his care. But Jason’s parents, sister, and pregnant wife were sure that he was still there, trapped but alive. His family mounted an intense course of rehabilitation for him even as they fought a healthcare system that was geared toward defeat. Get Me Through Tomorrow is the riveting story of Jason’s harrowing decline and miraculous recovery.

In intimate and unflinching prose, Mojie Crigler chronicles her brother’s medical saga while drawing on memories of their unusual childhood. Get Me Through Tomorrow is much more than the story of a medical victory amid a broken healthcare system. It is about a sister’s metamorphoses from fearful naïf to assertive caregiver. It is about families bridging heartache and divorce to find hope. It is about the deep, enduring relationship between siblings—and the love that transforms both.