Near Death, Rescue, & The Search for Meaning

  Dates & times
  • Thu, 05/02/2024 - 7:00pm
  Category Arts & Writing, Local Interest
  Age Groups Adult, Teen


Thursday, May 2, 2024

Start time: 7:00 PM – Duration: 1 hour

Location: Wright Library’s Community Room


Near Death Experience

One minute Dean Waggenspack was hiking along the St. Croix tide pools with his wife and son. The next he was trapped in a small, pitch-dark cavern in the rocks with no way out. His near-death experience, miracle rescue, and later reflections are the subject of a new book co-authored with his wife Rose, The Ledge and The Abyss: Near Death, Rescue, & the Search for Meaning. Join Dean & Rose to hear about their story. Book Sale and Signing to follow. 

All profits from book sales and donations will be directed to the Gov Juan F. Luis Hospital Foundation in St. Croix.

About the Presenters

Dean Waggenspack is an author, executive resume writer, career/life coach, speaker, and blogger. In 2019, he delivered a TedX Dayton 2019 talk on “Rethinking Retirement”. In March 2023, Dean published his first book, Doable Change: Making Incremental, Achievable Difference in Your Career and Life. 

Rosaleen Waggenspack is the sole proprietor and practitioner of Touchpoint Clinical Massage in Kettering, Ohio. Rose is licensed in the practice of massage therapy by the state of Ohio Medical Board and has been in practice since 2004.

They collaborated on The Ledge and The Abyss: Near Death, Rescue, & The Search for Meaning, a true story they experienced in St. Croix, the US Virgin Islands