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If You Fall

If You Fall

I always thought I'd rather be dead than paralysed: One slip, one moment and everything changes...

If You Fall

I always thought I'd rather be dead than paralysed: One slip, one moment and everything changes...

Paperback £9.99 || $19.95

Sep 29, 2006
978-1-90504-788-8

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Inspiration & personal growth, Personal memoirs

Synopsis

GOLD MEDAL in road cycling at the 2016 Rio Paralympics

SILVER MEDAL in road cycling at the 2012 London Paralympics.

Karen Darke was on a rock-climbing expedition on sea cliffs in Scotland. She fell, and was paralysed. This is her true story of exploration, not just of the world of mountains, but of the inner struggle she faces after her disaster to come back to terms with life. Out of her disability comes a strength to embrace the challenge and transform it into an opportunity to learn and grow. Despite the challenges of combining wheels with wilderness, Karen escapes the world of concrete for the inspiration and peace of mountains and the natural environment, in an evermore daring series of adventures by hand-cycle, ski and kayak. This is a real-life adventure story that will take you from the brink of death to hand-cycling the heights of the Himalayas, from bold expeditions to the rusty knife of a Brazilian spirit surgeon. This story will fill you with inspiration and energy, and help your ability to respond positively, to overcome adversity. It offers hope and belief to anyone facing challenges in life. A life-impacting read, it will motivate you to strive for your personal goals and dreams.

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