Alex Chappell and David Brehmer were driving home when a drunk driver struck them from behind. The truck rolled nine times. Alex died on the freeway that night and David suffered serious internal injuries and two broken legs. Alex’s mother joins David to tell the story of that crash and the difficult aftermath. This is a companion piece to the book the two have written: “This Has Happened: Words and Images After the Crash.” thishashappened.com.
The two speak of the horror, humor, and healing as both of them turned to art: David wrote poems; Jeannine painted. They speak about Alex, David’s long recuperation, their collaboration and the kickstarter campaign that funded their book.