By: Jennifer Hander
When twenty-eight-year-old Jennifer Hander learns that she and her husband are expecting identical twin girls, she’s ecstatic. But what should be a fantastic experience soon turns into a medical nightmare. The girls develop TTTS (Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome) and are delivered by emergency caesarian section. The twins enter neonatal intensive care minutes after delivery. Three months later Alexa is released, but Alysa never makes it home. A Place of Peace chronicles Hander’s intimate experience, from the twins’ conception until the day that Alysa passes away in her mother’s arms. In the midst of her overwhelming grief, Hander realizes that the loss of a child is enough to destroy a person—but she refuses to succumb to the darkness.