Earth Angels

A True Story of Heroism in the Face of Tragedy

by Joey Lynn Sarkees



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/2/2010

Recognition Programs

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781450205368
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781450205344
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781450205351

About the Book

Earth Angels is the true story of Molly Perchinski and sixteen of her Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) Women’s Rugby Club teammates who risked their young lives to save countless others after witnessing one of the worst accidents in Pennsylvania Turnpike history. On a foggy April morning in 2003, the women were en route to a rugby match when they became involved in a fog-related accident.

They spent the next several hours aiding victims and helping medical personnel while in danger themselves. They operated as one unit while surrounded by burning vehicles, bleeding victims, and chaos. Their acts were selfless and brave. As a result, the women were honored by Reader’s Digest, the Pennsylvania State Police, and IUP. They were also highly recognized by local and national media.

This is also the tragic story of the Moyer family, who was traveling to their native state of Connecticut to visit family when they became involved in the fog-related accident. At its core, Earth Angels focuses on social evolution and a strong sense of empowerment by a group of young women who clearly displayed a strength that was generated from the bond they formed playing a team sport together.

About the Author

Joey Sarkees began her writing career at Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s newspaper, The Penn. She has been published in USA Rugby Magazine. Joey has a deep passion for women’s rugby and has spent thirteen years on the rugby pitch. She lives near Philadelphia with her husband, two young sons, and their dog.