Tonda Wright, author of My Son’s Fugacious Life: Two Murderers, One Conviction, is a powerful force in the community. As an Emergency Medical Technician with the Washington, DC Fire/EMS Department, Tonda dedicates her life to bringing healing to those who are affected by the loss of a loved one and awareness to the Public Duty Doctrine that protects local government from their responsibility.
Being a part of the healthcare industry for over 25 years and with DC Fire and EMS for 17 years, Tonda has found her love for being a mentor, mother, daughter, and a friend. With her love for helping people, she is in the process of creating a magazine that will spotlight our unsung heroes. She is also collaborating on a children’s book with her beautiful granddaughter to inspire and impact the community.
Through her book, speaking engagements, and building several businesses, Tonda encourages people to create memorable brands and use them to inspire, impact the community, and create opportunity. Her goal is to continue writing books, style her own shoe line, and continue to move in God’s purpose. She’s on a mission to complete her assignment from God.
My Son’s Fugacious Life: Two Murderers, One Conviction by Tonda Wright
[fyoo-gey-shuhs]–adjective. 1. Fleeting; transitory: 2. Falling or fading early.
My Son’s Fugacious Life: Two Murderers, One Conviction is the story of my son, Johnquan. Gunned down at eighteen years of age, Washington, DC’s Fire and Emergency Medical Service Department failed to transport him to the hospital.
My son’s death was tragic and unnecessary. From that devastating phone call to the burial to two trials during the course of one year—a murder trial and wrongful death suit—it has all truly been so tiring and emotionally draining.
By writing this book, I hope to answer the same questions I have posed to myself: How do you overcome your fears? How do you overcome the bitterness inside? How do you forgive and move on with your life? And, most importantly, what happened on August 14, 2008, and what actions could have been taken to save my son’s life?
And, I’m hoping to uplift parents who have suffered the loss of a child. I hope to give solace to those who feel as if their backs are against the wall and have nowhere to turn.
About the Author
TONDA WRIGHT currently resides in Washington, DC, where she works as an Emergency Medical Technician with the Washington, DC Fire/EMS Department. She wrote “My Son’s Fugacious Life: Two Murderers, One Conviction” to bring about healing for herself, as well as for those who are affected by the loss of a loved one, and to bring awareness about the Public Duty Doctrine that protects local government from responsibility.
Paperback: 100 pages
Publisher: Matriarch Publishing
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Non-fiction > Memoirs > Self-Help > Parenting & Relationships > Love & Loss > Death & Grief