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Windows in the Clouds
Author: Stephen Byrne
ISBN: 1921919159
Pages: 342
Year: 2012
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WINDOWS IN THE CLOUDS A true story about overcoming Spinal-cord injury Born in Cootamundra, growing up I expected that my future lay on the land. After becoming a paraplegic from a tree-felling accident my life changed in more ways that I could ever have imagined. I have tried to take something so negative and turn it around. Despite what has happened to me I am forever thankful that I survived and was given a second chance.
5k, Ballet, and a Spinal Cord Injury
Author: Starzec Jennifer, Hammer Sarah Todd
ISBN: 1304240029
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Little Big Steps
Author: Arash Bayatmakou
ISBN: 0692947760
Pages: 250
Year: 2017-09-28
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After thirty years of a healthy, rewarding and exciting life, I wake up in a hospital bed unable to move. The neurosurgeon leans down and breaks the news: You won't regain any function in your body and you will never walk again. My medical insurance sends me home, discontinues my care, and tells me to "adapt to my new life." Little Big Steps is the story of the pivotal moments, interactions, and breakthroughs following the injury that turned my life upside down. Each chapter explores the experiences, challenges, and discoveries that have inspired me to work towards those accomplishments I was told were impossible. There are moments of immense frustration and grief, and moments of surreal hilariousness and unparalleled joy as I remain on the path to get back on my feet. The story culminates with proof that motivation, determination, and unwavering commitment can lead to incredible achievements.
Will Your Way Back
Author: James H. Osborne
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 1632991136
Pages: 346
Year: 2017-02-07
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An Incredible Journey of Recovery James H. Osborne suffered a tragic spinal cord injury from a road cycling accident that rendered him quadriplegic. Though doctors said he would likely never walk again, James has been fighting for nine years to recover his body. Will Your Way Back chronicles his journey, an exercise of will, to walk again and live independently. James has struggled professionally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually to overcome his disability and persevere in pursuit of a new normal. His story is unique and compelling, and if you have ever suffered loss, or have a loved one who is suffering this way, you will draw hope from his inspiring story. Sometimes you must let go and find a new path, a new way to success: Define your terms, take a stand, and choose to win.
Mayo Clinic Guide to Living with a Spinal Cord Injury
Author: Mayo Clinic
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1935281631
Pages: 264
Year: 2009-04-07
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This indispenable guide offers a complete picture of the road to recovery, and the specifics to move ahead with your life. When possible it encourages readers to resume their favorite hobbies, participate in athletic activities and return to the workplace. For the first time, leading medical specialists at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic offer their expert advice on everything from emotional adjustments, to skin care, to home and car modifications, to quality-of-life improvements. Easy-to-read, illustrated, and well organized, Mayo Clinic Guide to Living with A Spinal Cord Inury provides the "how-to" regarding the day-to-day challenges faced by anyone who has a spinal cord injury.
Across the Street from Hell
Author: Mark Hall
ISBN: 0615643450
Pages: 202
Year: 2012-05-01
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On his way to work the morning of August 8th 2007 Mark Hall was ejected from his vehicle during a rollover accident breaking his neck and leaving him paralyzed from the neck down. Follow him on his journey from his life as an Ironworker & Musician, through the accident, then tackling the daily obstacles of rehabilitation and his new life as a C-4, 5, 6 quadriplegic. What follows is an honest, raw and candid insight into the challenges of also being a Husband, Father to his three young daughters and his unrelenting (and successful) quest to prove wrong all the doctors and skeptics who said he'd never walk, live a normal life, or even eat and breathe on his own ever again.
Nothing is Impossible
Author: Christopher Reeve
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0345470737
Pages: 209
Year: 2004
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Drawing on his own personal experiences and those of others, the author explains how to overcome seemingly insurmountable problems and challenges and advocates living life fully with gratitude, zeal, and curiosity.
How I Roll
Author: J. Bryant Neville, Jr.
ISBN: 0982946171
Pages: 189
Year: 2012-02
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The day Bryant Neville sustained his spinal cord injury he was an all-American small-town teenager with a circle of friends, a vibrant social life, and hazy life goals. The night of March 21, 1981, Bryant lost control of his pick-up truck on a country road. It rolled several times and came to rest with him trapped inside, unable to move. After weeks in the hospital, a neurologist told him his quadriplegia meant he'd be bedridden for life. With youthful determination and a devoted family behind him, Bryant proved the doctor wrong. Rehabilitation helped him regain some movement in his arms, allowing him to use a wheelchair. In How I Roll, Bryant explains how he focused on what he could do with his mind: discovering an interest in computers, obtaining two college degrees, and finding his niche at a local bank where he worked his way up over two decades to become executive vice president and CFO.
Two Feet Back
Author: Grant Korgan
ISBN: 0984915494
Pages: 424
Year: 2012-07
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A painfully honest, inspiring memoir of a man whose broken back taught him to stand in his truth. Grant's story of survival, unbound love, endless gratitude, and the limitless power of unwavering positivity is one that applies to us all. Determined not to change a single goal of the past, the Korgans embarked on an unconventional, activity based recovery plan that bucked the prognosis that Grants long-cherished independence was gone forever. Two Feet Back is Grant's account of this incredible first year of recovery, the Korg 3.0 movement it inspired, and how the path to getting back on his own two feet back gave him a lot more than he bargained for.
This Is How I Save My Life
Author: Amy Scher
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 162309139X
Pages: 155
Year: 2012-06-01
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When Amy Scher, an eternal-optimist since birth, finds her near-perfect 25-year-old body falling apart, she is met with pessimistic diagnoses and failed treatments. Stumbling through her “party years” with Ritz-Carlton-like hospital stays and specialists looking at her in stupefaction, her optimism remains, but the chance for recovery from late stage Lyme disease dwindles. Admittedly living a life of clichés such as “nothing is by chance,” “there are signs everywhere,” and “this too shall pass,” her life takes a U-turn after one serendipitous meeting in Maui. She falls into a conversation with a woman who has just returned from India after receiving radical medical treatment. Amy’s love affair with “signs” from the Universe is all she needs after this meeting to propel her research about this treatment—and from there, the adventure begins. Free spirited and fiercely driven, she takes a leap of faith and travels to Delhi, India for an experimental embryonic stem cell treatment. Unsure if she has been given the equivalent of a never-ending ladder in the game of Chutes and Ladders, or is making a medical mistake that will kill her, she dives in, never losing hold of her humor and hope. From the time she steps foot in the magical country of vibrant colors and endless honking horns, she valiantly defends herself against “Eastern philosophical bullshit,” and those suggesting she can think her way back to health. She instead focuses on her place as the first patient with Lyme disease to undergo this treatment and manages to keep her eye on the prize of surviving. She quickly discovers though, healing is much more than just physical. She’ll not only need faith in the stem cells, but also a healthy dose of self-introspect and lessons in the art of ‘letting go.’ This country where pedestrians risk their lives crossing the street, but cars stop for sacred cows, wraps her in its spirit and becomes her greatest teacher. Armed with her self-created motto, “when life kicks your ass, kick back,” she embraces her challenges with gusto and never looks down, reminding herself it’s simply, the wrong way. Scher’s adventures are met with a fresh perspective and childlike curiosity. Her experiences are both hilarious and heartbreaking – from the Auyurvedic massage where she listens to the sound of her own thighs slapping together on a hard table; to her Taj Mahal road trip where people along the way are poverty-stricken and unclothed, but goats are wearing sweaters and jewels. Amy’s no holds-barred attitude will inspire you to see the hidden signs in your own life and challenge your deepest beliefs about healing. This powerful and uplifting story of sheer determination is for anyone who believes in--or doubts--the existence of miracles and the infinite power of self-healing.
Eleven Seconds
Author: Travis Roy, E. M. Swift
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446553255
Pages: 240
Year: 2008-12-14
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In this heartfelt testament to the power of love and the strength of the human spirit, Travis Roy, who suffered a devastating injury eleven seconds into his first college hockey game, reveals how he has managed to cope after the accident and, with the help of family and friends, overcome tremendous barriers to begin a new life.
It Rained in the Desert
Author: Jocelyn Dettloff
ISBN: 0976422166
Pages: 284
Year: 2013-09
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The unexpected can be a gift that teaches us who we are and what we can be. On Sunday, April 13, 1997 Jocelyn s life abruptly changed within a matter of seconds. As a free-spirited, unsettled woman, she travelled across the globe seeking adventure and purpose, returning home just long enough to earn enough money for the next trek. While in Namibia, Africa as part of a three month, sub-Saharan camping trip, Jocelyn broke her back in a sledding accident and was instantly paralyzed permanently. While unsought and unwanted, it was an adventure, and one of high stakes. Jocelyn had a choice would she embrace this full on as she did other challenges or withdraw and let life pass her by? While surviving an accident thousands of miles from home has its own merit, the real grit and depth of her story comes from how she created a new way of truly living. Moving on and not dwelling on the why, while by no means easy, is a powerful decision anyone experiencing a life-altering event can make. Though struggle, grief, and anger were all part of the journey, her family, friends and faith helped Jocelyn create a new life. Read her gripping story filled with tragedy, humor, joy and adventure.
Better to Be Broken
Author: Rick Huntress, Dr John Vaughn
Publisher: Christian Small Pub Assoc
ISBN: 0982887590
Pages: 122
Year: 2012-06-01
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Huntress describes himself as a self-centered man living a selfish life, until one fateful day when his whole world changed in a horrific accident that left him in a wheelchair. But this tragic moment became a blessing as God touched his heart, opening a door of ministry for those with broken spirits in need of healing.
The Promise
Author: Rachelle Friedman
Publisher: Taylor Trade Pub
ISBN: 1493008579
Pages: 224
Year: 2015-10-01
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Paralyzed from the chest down after being pushed into a pool on the night of her bachelorette party, Rachelle Friedman and her four best friends made a decision to never reveal the name of the friend who pushed her in. The girls rare and special bond led to Rachelle's recovery, a lifelong secret, and her eventual fairy-tale wedding."
The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Matthew Joseph Bruccoli
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684842505
Pages: 797
Year: 1998-04-15
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F. Scott Fitzgerald is best known for his novels such as THE GREAT GATSBY, but during his all-too-brief literary life, he sold some 160 short stories to popular magazines. Here, noted scholar and biographer Matthew Bruccoli assembles in one volume the full scope of the best of Fitzgerald's short fiction. These 43 sparkling masterpieces are offered in a handsome Scribner Classics edition, perfect for the home library.