Pat and Tammy McLeod remember the day their son, Zach, was injured in a high school scrimmage. Zach underwent emergency brain surgery, but continued to have setbacks. The McLeods share how the Lord has sustained them through the difficulties and comforts them in their grief over Zach’s continued disabilities.
Pat and Tammy McLeod serve as Harvard Chaplains for Cru, an interdenominational Christian ministry. Tammy is also the Director of College Ministry at Park Street Church in Boston. She received her MA in Spiritual Formation from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Pat holds an MA in Theological Studies from the International School of Theology, and an MA in Science and Religion and a PhD in Practical Theology from Boston University. Pat and Tammy have been married for more than three decades and are parents to four grown children.
Pat and Tammy find that strength for the soul is needed to endure personal suffering. Over a decade ago, their sixteen-year-old son, Zach, suffered a severe traumatic brain injury playing high school football. Instantly, he became severely disabled for life.
The McLeod’s endured tremendous loss, but have also experienced God’s nearness throughout their grief journey. They hope that you will grieve and lament as necessary as you read their book, Hit Hard, and that it will validate the complex emotions associated with ambiguous loss, help increase your resilience to the pain, suffering and losses in your life, and bring you hope.