Just Don't Fall: A Hilariously True Story of Childhood, Cancer, Amputation, Romantic Yearning, Truth, and Olympic Greatness
Title: Just Don't Fall: A Hilariously True Story of Childhood, Cancer, Amputation, Romantic Yearning, Truth, and Olympic Greatness
Author: Josh Sundquist
Donated by the Caledonia Township Library
A disabled champion skier recounts the childhood sarcoma that cost him his left leg, his relationship with his pastor father and conservative home-schooling mother, and his inspirational efforts to participate in the 2006 Paralympics.
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“Just Don’t Fall is one of the most inspiring books I have ever read-not too mention poignant and funny.” -A.J. Jacobs
This winning memoir of triumph over tragedy tells a story that has deeply affected thousands of readers. When he was just nine years old, Josh Sundquist was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a virulent cancer strain that eventually claimed his left leg. Told in a wide-eyed, often heartbreaking voice, Just Don’t Fall is the astounding story of the boy Josh was and of the young man he became-an utterly heroic struggle through numerous hospitalizations and worse to become an award-winning skier in the Paralympics and renowned motivational speaker. What emerges is one of the most fresh and sincere works of inspiration to come along in years.