What do you do when one cold winter day the trajectory of your life changes in a way you could never ever have imagined?
Early on a Monday morning in December 2016, Tracy Stark and her husband Brent discover that Tracy’s sons, Ryder, 13, and Radek, 11, are absent from school and are not answering their phones. When Tracy and Brent go to the home of her ex-husband to investigate, they are met by a life-shattering scene. Ryder and Radek have been murdered by their father, who then shot and killed himself.
Surrounded by the love and support of her shocked community and grieving friends and family, Tracy enters therapy with counselling therapist Sandra Young Kolbuc where she begins to process her post-traumatic stress responses and the bottomless grief she is experiencing.
She enlists the guidance of her therapist in recounting her story and that of her two beautiful, radiant boys, who passionately loved, not only hockey–but their mama as well.
Gross Misconduct*Hitting from Behind: chronicles a mother’s journey from utter devastation to finding a measure of peace and purpose, meaning and mastery in the days, months, and years following the death of her children.