How Far Can You Go?

How Far Can You Go?

My 25-year Quest to Walk Again

Book - 2016
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An inspirational memoir by a man who became an elite wheelchair athlete after suffering a catastrophic spinal injury and who finally walked again 25 years after his accident.

After two years of intense physical therapy following his crippling accident, John Maclean set a new course for himself when his father encouraged him to embrace his new reality and asked: "How far can you go?" Inspired, Maclean became the first paraplegic to complete the Ironman World Championship and swim the English Channel before going on to win a silver medal for rowing at the 2008 Paralympic Games--yet these achievements did not come easy or on his first try. But with fierce tenacity, determination, and the love of family and friends Maclean was able to see each dream realized.

Yet he longed for one more victory: to walk on the beach with his family, holding his wife's hand. Through a radical therapy, he retrained his mind and challenged conventional thinking to walk again after 25 years in a wheelchair. HOW FAR CAN YOU GO? is his amazing story.

Publisher: New York :, Hachette Books,, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316262859
Branch Call Number: ANF 796.425709 MAC
Characteristics: viii, 210 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Tabb, Mark A. - Author

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Nov 25, 2016

The strength in body and mind to push himself to the extreme and dedication is unbelievable.
Although his story is amazing and would recommend especially paraglegics, to read this book, I found the first half of the book dragged on a bit, and felt bad feeling this after all he went though.
I wonder if the "radical therapy" he went through to walk again after 26 yrs, if its helped others to walk.

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Nov 25, 2016

runningbeat thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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