10 Seconds That Changed My Life

10 Seconds That Changed My Life


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“Thursday, June 15, 2017, will be embedded in my memory forever,” says author Iain MacLeod. “I greeted the summer day eager to face the world with my usual free-spirited independence, and ended the day lying in the Intensive Care unit of a hospital in Aberdeen, Scotland, with a ventilating tube down my throat. Billions of people get out of bed every day without any problem, and that had been true my entire life despite being a wheelchair user with Cerebral Palsy since the age of three. But when I got out of bed that fateful morning, everything went horribly wrong.” In his book 10 Seconds That Changed My Life, Iain inspires with his realistic, heartfelt writing and original poems of his beloved Scotland. He captures the various stages of his hospital experience as well as his personal journey through joy and sorrow, frustration and elation, and the reality of coming home to a new normal. By writing and publishing this book, he hopes to encourage those with special needs to never give up, and to always remember that they are able, not disabled, and have unique abilities to share with the world.

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ISBN-13: 9781946824394
Publisher: Indiego Publishing LLC
Publication date: 02/22/2019
Pages: 106
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Iain MacLeod enjoys a full and active life. One of his favourite hobbies is playing chess. He also enjoys listening to music, and appreciates a wide spectrum of musical genres and styles, from classical to heavy metal. Iain has been an Open University student for twenty-six years and has three degrees in science. He is currently working toward earning his PhD. His first book, 10 Seconds That Changed My Life, puts forward a disabled person's perspective on life, learning, and the uniqueness of human abilities. MacLeod hopes to encourage those who are differently abled to persevere no matter what challenges they may face.

Janet Angelo has been a book editor since 2005, and is the founder and publisher of INDIEGO PUBLISHING, a hybrid-indie publishing company she formed in 2011 to help independent authors achieve their publishing goals and dreams. Janet has several repeat clients and enjoys working in collaboration with her authors to publish top-quality books.

After graduating with a BA in Acting from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2001, Toni enjoyed many years working on stage and screen. From outdoor theatre productions of Shakespeare to children's TV presenting on the BBC, and of course, a must for every Scottish actor, an appearance in Taggart. She has been the continuity announcer for STV (Scottish Television) for the past decade introducing programmes such as Coronation Street and the X Factor. She also records corporate, commercial, and character voiceovers from her home studio in Glasgow. She loves the variety that voiceovers offer, from bloodthirsty video-game characters to corporate on hold messages, her days of recording are never dull. Toni particularly loves getting stuck into a good audiobook and was thrilled to have last year won an award for her audiobook narrations.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 — Not an Ordinary Day

Chapter 2 — Rude Awakening

Chapter 3 — Don’t Diss Me, I’m Able

Chapter 4 — The Grand Hospital Tour

Chapter 5 — Ode to Fochabers

Chapter 6 — Back “Home” in Neurology

Chapter 7 — Autumn Transition

Chapter 8 — Nathan’s Gift

Chapter 9 — Getting Stronger

Chapter 10 — Writing With My Eyes

Chapter 11 — Café Society

Chapter 12 — Christmas in Neuro

Chapter 13 — Missing the Thrill of Driving

Chapter 14 — Next Stop: Moray

Chapter 15 — Months Become a Year

Chapter 16 — The Loss of Everything

Chapter 17 — Disabled Body, Able Brain

Chapter 18 — New Horizons

A Note From the Author

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