Books tagged: polio survivor

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Grace to the Humble: Recovering from Physical and Mental Illness
Price: Free! Words: 19,070. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Inspirational, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
This book began as a description of the author's father who seemed to be a self actualized man. Since he was crippled by polio she thought his growth as a person was remarkable. But he actually became a better man after becoming paralyzed. His transformation is described, as well as Bill Wilson's, Lincoln's and another polio victim, Arnold Beisser, who was completely paralyzed.
Better Than Before: How Polio Transformed My Father
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,660. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
The author's father came down with polio in 1944 when he was 35. He was able to cope with the horrific pain of polio, help others while in the hospital, and work to raise money for a vaccination. It shows how his life experiences as a child, teenager and an adult prepared him for his purpose in life which was to help the March of Dimes. He grew spiritually as a result of attaining his purpose.
Walk Around The Tree
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,540. Language: American English. Published: October 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A beautiful example of what is possible if you set your mind to something and put in the effort to achieve it. Her life is an amazing story of surviving every hardship after the war in Vietnam. Told through the eyes of a child as she grows into adulthood, Diem’s indomitable spirit, positive attitude, and love of life shine through every word. Take Diem's hand and walk with her around the tree.
A Polio Memoir
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 25,630. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2011 by Fideli Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Captain Bob Axtell fought in battles in the Pacific during WWII and survived, he also survived fifteen months in the Korean Conflict, but he didn’t fight his toughest battle until he returned home. In a matter of days, he went from being a healthy man to the isolation ward at William Beaumont Army Hospital — he had become one of the early polio statistics in 1952's polio epidemic.