Just an Accidentby Amy Montgomery
There was no blood at the scene, not even a cut on his body. Yet on May 25, 1999, when the top of a massive beech tree snapped off and slammed into 33-year-old, Adirondack logger Scott Remington, his bones exploded. The terrain was unforgiving and the area too remote for cell phones. So the fact that medics reached him is a miracle. So is… See more details below
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There was no blood at the scene, not even a cut on his body. Yet on May 25, 1999, when the top of a massive beech tree snapped off and slammed into 33-year-old, Adirondack logger Scott Remington, his bones exploded. The terrain was unforgiving and the area too remote for cell phones. So the fact that medics reached him is a miracle. So is the aftermath of a freak accident that felt like death to a woodsman who could never sit still. More than the story of one man, this is also about a small town that rescued Scott from despair, and, by accident, discovered the meaning of life.
In this well written and extremely compelling book, Amy Montgomery draws us into the essence of living with a spinal cord injury through Scott Remington’s moving story. Her portrayal of his struggle to survive and live a meaningful life makes us care as much as the members of his family.
In an instant both Scott and I became members of a club that neither of us would ever have wanted to join. But instead of self pity, Scott has demonstrated relentless energy, drive, and willpower that no disability can diminish.
Montgomery has captured not only the drama of an accidental tragedy but the power of the human spirit to overcome it.
Amy donates 10% of her $9.38 per-book royalties to the Christopher Reeve Foundation.
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I was wrapped in this story of courage and survival against insurmountable odds. This author has remarkable abilities to take you there and hold your attention throughout.
Just a wonderful book about how you can go on after a horrible logging accident--Bravo!
I feel like this book--just an accident -tells everything like it is--from start to present time--no holes barred--it gives the reader much courage in their lives and gives them hope in their situation in life--I would reccomend that every person with a spinal affliction should read this as a reccomended reading from their Doctor. Beverly Knickerbocker
I truly think Amy Montgomery hit every aspect of what Scott's life was and now is. Great job. I can't imagine the daily routine he goes through day in and day out, even though I am part of the family. I had to put the book down on many occasions, very touching.
Truely great . A true story that shows a person can over come anything with tthe support of his friends & family . This will tuch your heart.
Amy Montgomery did an excellent job capturing my brother's accident and the reality of what life is like as a paraplegic. Although, it was painful to relive this part of our lives, I know it will only benefit others. For those looking to see what life is really like for those who can't walk, this is your book.