Zero to Hero

Zero to Hero: Uplifting, Empowering New Young Adult Book Raises Vital Awareness for

Child Brain Injury Trust


Sarah Mackie’s ‘Zero to Hero’ takes young readers into the lives of Riley and Nathan Summers; teenage siblings who have been uprooted after their brother Josh’s devastating car accident and subsequent brain injury. Both must navigate this new change to their family’s rhythm alongside the other pains and pressures of teenagerhood – leaving readers with a new perspective on everyone’s collective struggles. The volume was commissioned by the Child Brain Injury Trust, and Mackie spoke to dozens of parents, siblings and children whose lives had been affected by brain injury. It was bold inspiration, for a life-changing book.


The book can be purchased through our online shop.

If you are a family supported by the Child Brain Injury Trust, you can get a copy of the book through your regional ABI Coordinator!

About the Author:

Sarah Mackie MSc FCIM, Sarah joined CBIT as a Trustee in 2016 with a specific responsibility for marketing and communications. Sarah is an award-winning marketer who has worked with a broad spectrum of clients from global blue-chips through to SMEs and start-ups; and now guest lectures in Business Marketing at Buckingham University.

In recent years Sarah has channelled her creative talents into writing children’s fiction and is the author of two of the Trust’s books: Rearrange Your Brain and Zero to Hero, both aimed at the siblings of children with brain injury.


A special thank you must also go to Boyes Turner who have sponsored the printing of the book to support siblings of children who have suffered an acquired brain injury.