Author Samantha Dunn sat down with Sunita Puri, MD, assistant professor of clinical medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and medical director for palliative care at Keck Medical Center of USC, to discuss Dunn’s memoir Not by Accident: Reconstructing a Careless Life, which chronicles the author’s sudden, catastrophic injury and subsequent recovery.

The event was part of The UNSPEAKABLE Series: A Conversation on Illness and Survival, a program of Keck Medicine of USC and the USC Cancer Survivorship Advisory Council.

“We envisioned these talks as a way to bring people together to explore how we adapt, persevere, and heal ourselves in the face of extraordinary health crises,” said Mary Aalto, one of the organizers of the series and the volunteer library coordinator for the Jennifer Diamond Cancer Resource Library at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

— Leigh Bailey