By Richard D. Logan PhD, Tere Duperrault Fassbender
Terry Jo Duperrault used to be eleven while her relatives was once murdered at sea aboard a chartered sailboat off the coast of Florida. She jumped overboard simply in time to flee. Surviving 4 days on a cork drift in the midst of the sea, Terry Jo's rescue images graced lifestyles journal quickly after she was once found.This is the 1st time Terry Jo, referred to now as Tere Duperrault Fassbender, has been in a position to totally inform her tale. In September 1988 Oprah Winfrey reunited her with the freighter captain who stored her yet, even then, she was once now not healed sufficient to bare what it took to outlive for 4 days adrift and by myself at sea.Co-authored through psychologist and survival professional Richard Logan, readers delve into the main points of ways a bit lady survived the homicide of her family members; the slow cave in of the small cork go with the flow she used to maintain afloat whereas guarded by means of a small pod of whales; and the aftermath and the reclamation of life.ALONE is the last word inspirational story of excellent.
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It was our intention to stop for a few hours in the lee of Great Stirrup Cay, get three or four hours of sleep, then proceed to Great Isaac, anchor in the lee for a little more sleep, then reach Fort Lauderdale Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. “When we left Sandy Point, the weather was good. There was a fresh breeze coming up, about fifteen knots. At night, I always travel with reduced canvas. I had the staysail up and the mainsail up. I did not have the mizzen or the flying jib up. Under this sail configuration, the Bluebelle could easily carry twenty-five or twenty-eight knots of wind without heeling over uncomfortably.
The inspiring memory of my extraordinary mother, Edith Simmons Logan, and her example of living life with verve and humor despite chronic illness and pain, is always with me. She died far too young, but inspired many with her uncomplaining endurance and her defiant laughter in the face of adversity over many years. I need also to thank my remarkable father, Rev. Wesley Logan, also a man who loves words and uses them well. He lost the love of his life nearly thirty years ago, but he remains whole, positive, and sharp at ninety-three, and is loved and respected by many, especially his great-granddaughters.
II) Parts of the story come from two sets of documents: • Transcripts and records of Coast Guard inquiries, testimony, and interviews regarding the Bluebelle case. I was able to read the entire Coast Guard report in Miami in 1992, and the entire set of testimony transcripts and investigative reports. I also was given a copy of the summary of the report; and • Records of extensive research and interviews by the late Ben Funk, distinguished Associated Press reporter and staff writer based in Miami.