*** Release date: September 21, 2021. The books will ship to you on or a couple days before the release date. Thank you for your order!***


All author profits will be donated to the Complex Care Program at Children’s Wisconsin and the Medical Humanities Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin.


Catastrophic Rupture: A Memoir of Healing

by K. Jane Lee, MD



Nonfiction - Memoir  

166 pages

ISBN: 978-1-64538-246-1



As a pediatric critical care physician and an ethicist, Jane Lee was accustomed to caring for children with a range of serious conditions and disabilities, and felt comfortable helping families navigate decision-making for these children. When a complicated delivery left her second child with a severe brain injury, she found that everything she had learned about disability and personhood as a physician and ethicist was no help as a parent.

This book allows the reader to walk alongside the author as she struggles to bond with and love her daughter, as she reconciles what is happening at home with her ongoing role as a physician to patients and families in similar circumstances, and as she shifts from the medical perspective of disability as an impaired body to the mother’s perspective that sees the beauty and value in the person that is her child.




K. Jane Lee is a physician with the Complex Care Program at Children’s Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin. She previously practiced pediatric critical care for 15 years, and holds a Master of Arts in Bioethics. Dr. Lee lives in Wisconsin with her husband and two children, one of whom has severe neurologic impairment. She enjoys knitting and gardening, and is a new devotee of the sport of curling. This is her first book.



Ten16 Press and Red Oak Writing are in the process of planning the book launch event for K. Jane Lee. Details on location are coming soon! For now, save the date for Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in the evening. If you would like to pick up your book at the book launch event, you can click "pick up at launch party", or if you do not think you are able to attend, then please click the shipping rate that applies to your order and we will mail you a signed copy the week before the book release date.


Please contact the owner of Ten16 Press with any questions: shannon@orangehatpublishing.com


Catastrophic Rupture: A Memoir of Healing [paperback]

SKU: 9781645382461