Life Rolls On [NOOK Book]

Overview

When he was four years old, doctors told Duane Hale's parents that their son had Spinal Muscular Atrophy and that he wouldn't live past his teens. That was forty-two years ago and he has now outlived some of those doctors.

What happens to a rambunctious little boy whose disease turns him into a man who can't move? How does such a man graduate high school as Student of the ...
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Life Rolls On

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Overview

When he was four years old, doctors told Duane Hale's parents that their son had Spinal Muscular Atrophy and that he wouldn't live past his teens. That was forty-two years ago and he has now outlived some of those doctors.

What happens to a rambunctious little boy whose disease turns him into a man who can't move? How does such a man graduate high school as Student of the Year, work twenty years for the police department, buy a house, get married, father and raise a son?

This is the story of a man and the strength he derives from his family and his community.

Even as the disease paralyzes more of his body every day his spirit stays strong and Life Rolls On.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013245563
  • Publisher: LIFE ROLLS ON LLC
  • Publication date: 10/5/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 180
  • File size: 122 KB

Meet the Author

Duane Hale is a retired police dispatcher and lives in Lindale TX with his wife, Kim, and son, Logan. For more information and pictures go to the Facebook book page, LifeRollsOnTheBook

Rich Ochoa lives in Keller Texas with his family and attended grade school with the coauthor, Duane Hale. Rich is author of the critically acclaimed memoir, One Way Ticket to Anywhere.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2011

    Excellent Book! Very inspirational!

    Very good book! Well written because it seemed to flow very well. Duane should be a role model to everyone! So many life lessons to learn from this book.

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  • Posted November 18, 2011

    Recommended

    The book reads smooth and easy. It leads you through the personnel struggles and seemingly insurmountable obstacles of Duane's life. You'll laugh, cry, and struggle with him. You will be amazed with his accomplishments as he accepts and learns how to live with SMA.

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  • Posted October 31, 2011

    A Person with Abilities:from the author of Inquests:Living With the Dead

    If there is a parking place for "People With Special Abilities" Duane can park there. As i read "Life Rolls On" I found many of the stories familiar and parallel to my own life. Small town, respected,high-school situations and a girlfriend, the importance of friendship and the desire to serve others. Looking for work, an auto accident or two, falling in love and raising a family. I have even fallen down a few times. The difference is I have always had the use of two strong arms and legs. Duane has done all of these mostly with only a strong and determined mind. In an incredible short time Rich Ochoa and Duane Hale have produced a life story that crosses the disability barrier and reveals the tenacity of a man who does not think of himself as disable but thinks of himself as able to accomplish, to the limit, of whatever his body and mind can tolerate. I kept hearing my dead Dad in the background with one of his favorite sayings, "I had no shoes and did complain,until I met a man who had no feet." "Life Rolls On" is NOT a book of complaints about how hard life is for someone whose body is fading away while his mind is still strong. It is a book about how WE ALL can face life and live it for all it is worth!

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  • Posted October 13, 2011

    Great story.

    This a great inspirational story. I've known Duane for 11 years, but this book really shows how strong Duane is mentally if not physically.

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    Posted October 21, 2011

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