A healthy man is hit with a devastating neurological disease and completely paralyzed. The probable cause? Agent Orange in Viet Nam. The book follows his struggles with the American medical system and his reintegration into society after he becomes quadriplegic. He draws on his time in the Marine Corps and life's lessons to try and regain control of his life.
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About the Author
Sam Smith grew up in Michigan. He joined the Marine Corps and served in Viet Nam in the infantry during some of the heaviest fighting of the war in 1967 and 1968. He was at Khe Sanh for the siege, where he was exposed to Agent Orange. He returned home to an America unaccepting of veterans. He returned to work as a welder and then an electrician. A neurological disease altered his life, after which he went to college and earned an Electrical Engineering degree and worked as a test engineer for 26 years before retiring