Friday, November 5, 2010

The 25th Amazon Review of Seven Wheelchairs

My friend, and accomplished poet, Patricia Johnson has posted a review of Seven Wheelchairs: A Life beyond Polio on Amazon, reading ...
The book is an amazing account of a life lived with polio. The book examines the days after the virus strikes Gary Presley, and follows his lifelong journey. Gary's life suddenly changes when he is stricken by polio. The book brings out the rage, passion, and acceptance of his journey to live a life both dependent on his wheelchairs and caregivers, and a life that is built upon independent action. It is not only a personal account, but also a fascinating historical look at the equipment necessary for polio survival, the vaccine, and the attitudes of the medical community in the early days of polio vaccination. The book turns from the tumultuous emotional changes in the world of a 17-year-old to dealing with care providers and building a genuinely creative, and passionate life in the process. Gary offers the book's readers the opportunity to see that working past life's tough challenges builds a meaningful life.

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