After This... An Inspirational Journey For All the Wrong Reasonsby Marcus Engel
This is an unforgettable account of turning tragedy into triumph. With heart wrenching honesty, humor and insight, Marcus Engel guides us on a path to self-discovery. This coming-of-age story will cause you to view obstacles as opportunities
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Catastrophic injuries. Immediate and total blindness. An innocent young life shattered at the hands of a drunk driver.
This is an unforgettable account of turning tragedy into triumph. With heart wrenching honesty, humor and insight, Marcus Engel guides us on a path to self-discovery. This coming-of-age story will cause you to view obstacles as opportunities and discover that choices, not circumstances, determine ultimate happiness.
This is the unforgettable autobiographer of professional speaker and author Marcus Engel. You will laugh - you will cry - you will remember what is so good about life.
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Meet the Author
Marcus Engel is a professional speaker and author whose customized messages inspire, impact and influence audiences. As a college freshman, Marcus Engel was blinded and nearly killed after being struck by a drunk driver. Through two years of rehab, over 300 hours of reconstructive facial surgery and adaptation through a multitude of life changes, Marcus remained committed to his goal of recapturing life. This powerful story is customized for each individual audience and always includes the basis of overcoming adversity, commitment to higher goals, honoring health care professionals and embracing the truly important aspects of life. Marcus’ keynotes have been witnessed by tens of thousands of audience members from elementary school students to CEOs, faith based organizations to some of the country’s top rated universities and colleges. No matter where audience members are personally or professionally, there is something for everyone!
In 2006, Marcus released his current best selling book, “After This…An Inspirational Journey for All the Wrong Reasons” and “The Other End Of The Stethoscope: 33 Insights For Excellent Patient Care.” “I’m Here: Compassionate Communication In Patient Care” was released in 2010 and a journey into fiction, “Open,” a nursing novella, written with Amy Glenn-Vega was completed in 2011. Institutions such as Union College, Columbia University, Clemson University and Missouri Baptist Hospital continue to use Marcus’ books as required reading for students and health care professionals. Marcus holds a B.S. in sociology from Missouri State University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University. He and his wife, Marvelyne, along with Marcus’ Seeing Eye dog, Garrett, divide their time between Manhattan and Orlando, Florida.
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This book made me laugh, and it made me cry! Damn..., this book it left me speachless, I'm an artist and a writer so i depend on my eyes more than anything if i lost my sight i would not be able to express myself and wouldn't know wha do with myself anymore. Marcus is one of my heroes, where i know i would have given up, he was able to pull through which has given me the courage, to face my fears of darkness! I'm not affraid of it anymore because i know it is possible to dance in the darkness which i once thought was impossible. Thank you Marcus! For showing me that it's not something i should fear, and that even at the age of 16 i should be thankfull for all the beautiful things my parents go out of their way to make sure i got a chance to see them, because you never know if you'll ever get a chance to see it again. Because his story meant so much to me, if i have a son ( in like more than 10 years from now) i'm going to name him Marcus!
I came upon this book by chance. I met Marcus & his seeing eye dog on a flight home from a conference over three years ago and he gave me this book. It truly is a must read and incredibly inspirational. This book takes you on an emotional roller coaster but I promise it is very much a worthwhile ride. I cannot count the number of times I felt like I was right there in the midst of it all while reading. The book is also fun. I loved all the references to song lyrics.
I think it was a inspiring story that will touch your heart.