In 2004, Jason Crigler suffered a brain hemorrhage while playing guitar onstage in a New York City nightclub. He was rushed to the hospital where doctors gave Jason’s family a grim prognosis: even if he lives through the night, there won’t be much left of the man you know. But Jason’s pregnant wife and the rest of his family refused to accept the dire prediction. They were convinced that Jason could come back if given the chance.


In Defying the Odds, Jason and his sister Marjorie explore the various factors in Jason’s successful recovery, which few doctors predicted and some call miraculous. Using video footage of Jason's time in the hospital, and offering the dual perspective of survivor and caregiver, Jason and Marjorie impart a remarkable story of transformation and revival.