Bandera resident Celia Belt has published a new book that documents her personal struggle following a traumatic brain injury. Her very personal journey to overcome the odds of this devastating condition is the focus of her new book, “Silent Warrior.”
Following a riding accident, Belt finds that she has damage in three of the four lobes of her brain, leading to persistent vertigo, seizures and vestibular damage.
Transitioning from a very independent person to one who needed assistance in every area of her life was a huge obstacle for Belt, and “Silent Warrior” follows Belt as she learns to draw on her own personal resources, medical experts and friends to help maximize her life’s potential.
During this time, Belt also faces the tragedy of losing her beloved husband to brain cancer and her younger sister to neuroendocrine cancer.
Her positive attitude, willingness to work hard and deliberate goal setting were the main characteristics necessary to build a new and satisfying life in light of the hurdles of a traumatic brain injury.
Belt has clearly had many tragedies in her life, but “Silent Warrior” shows that any obstacle can be overcome with hard work, goal setting and faith. This book is very inspirational and has a deep message for those who have experienced life-threatening injuries.
“Silent Warrior” makes it clear that Belt has found ways to keep her life on a positive path with meaning and sincerity.
Throughout this period in her life, Belt keeps her spirits up by learning to enjoy the simpler things that life has to offer, like time sitting on her back deck watching the sunset or taking care of her animals.
Belt’s upbeat and life affirming attitude strongly shines through the course of the book as she overcomes new challenges and continues her work with the Moonlight Fund, an non profit charity co-founded by Belt that supports burn victims and their families.
Belt donates all her proceeds from her books and public speaking to the Moonlight Fund.
“Silent Warrior” contains contributions from Bethany Coomes.
Belt’s first book, 2018’s “Remarkably Intact,” chronicles Belt’s life as a burn survivor. It was chosen as Best Biography by the IndieReader Discovery Awards.
Both of Belt’s books are available on Amazon and Kindle.