Wes LukowskyDravecky is the San Francisco Giant pitcher who galvanized the nation a few seasons back when he came back from cancer--in his throwing arm--to win a major league game. Soon the cancer returned, though, forcing Dravecky to retire and ultimately to have the arm amputated. Dravecky's previous book, "Comeback", dealt with his return from cancer; here he relates the road back--spiritually and physically--from the amputation. Dravecky and his wife, Jan, are both devout Christians. To say their faith was tested would be a gross understatement. Each suffered a severe bout of depression, Jan lost her father to an unexpected heart attack, and the combination of medication and stress produced a peptic ulcer in Dave. While the authors clearly state that faith played a large role in their survival, they also testify to the importance of their love for each other, the role of friends, and the miracles of modern medicine. This is not a book that will interest only an evangelical audience; it makes worthwhile reading for anyone, especially those struggling with emotional or physical disabilities.
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When You Can't Come Back based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Dravecky is an exceptional christian in the way that while most of us would say why me? He says thank you Lord for the opportunity to be a good husband, and father which in itself is truly remarkable for these days and times. I truly enjoyed finding a person that has went through what we consider a tragedy, to find it as a blessing in disguise to continue to worship his God in spirit and truth despite his circumstances.
Engaging read about Dave and his broken arm, rehab and then cancer and loss of arm.