To Where You Are by Jason Fisher
In To Where You Are the author honors his late wife while providing a lens through which others may view a path leading beyond their own personal challenges. In his book, Fisher details his story of discovering unconditional love, dealing with grief, and finding a light to guide him forward. Keep reading to find out more about this book.
To Where You Are by Jason Fisher
Everyone’s timeline for healing after trauma is different. Author and political advocate Jason Fisher has been healing since 2012 when he lost his wife unexpectedly. Fisher suddenly found himself a single parent raising a child with a rare disability. His experiences would eventually fuel his desire to lobby for significant legislative changes and spur his run for U.S. Senate. But perhaps his most widely impactful effort is the publication of his deeply moving memoir, To Where You Are.
Memoir on Spousal Grief and Single Parenting Proves Love Endures All
Author and political advocate Jason Fisher will release his memoir and testament to true love, To Where You Are, on Valentine’s Day 2022. This moving tribute to his late wife details Fisher’s story of discovering unconditional love, dealing with grief and trauma after losing his wife and soulmate unexpectedly, becoming a single parent of a child with a rare disability, and forging a new path forward.
“I spent many years summoning the emotional courage to write this book—our love story. It kept calling to me, and I never gave up because it was a story worth telling,” says Fisher. “The memories that I made with my wife, particularly in the short time we were together with our daughter as a family, are priceless to me.”
The heartache following his young wife’s sudden death led Fisher on a tumultuous journey as a widower and a single father to a 2-year-old daughter with special needs, requiring him to adapt to a world he had never imagined facing. Through his grief and pain, Fisher is reminded of “how special my wife, Mandi, was as a person. She was the brightest star in my universe and taught me so much about the meaning of unconditional love.
“Life is unpredictable and can give you incredibly difficult challenges at times,” he continues. “The road to healing after facing a crisis is rarely straight or paved smoothly. Surrounding yourself with people who amplify the best version of yourself and give you that confidence boost when you need it most is paramount.”
Now seeing the world through a different lens, Fisher committed himself to speak out when he saw things that needed to change. As he realized the considerable support needed to work full-time and care for a child with a disability, Fisher began to see that changes were needed in government legislation to make a positive, more meaningful difference in people’s lives.
Awakened by a new sense of purpose, Fisher ran for the United States Senate in one of modern history’s most-watched races. “I wanted to use my personal experience, along with my academic and professional skill set, to give back in a more meaningful way. Mandi was an indirect catalyst and strong motivator for that happening,” he says.
“Through writing this book, and through watching my daughter grow and persevere, I have gained a measure of closure that eluded me for so long,” Fisher adds.
You can find To Where You Are on Amazon.
About the Author
Jason Fisher is a nonprofit executive, a passionate community advocate, and a proud father to his daughter, Mackenzie, who has a rare chromosomal disorder and accompanying disabilities. He was married to his wife, Mandi, for nearly six years before she passed away unexpectedly at the age of 30. You can find him online on Instagram, Facebook, and on his website.