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Josh Bleill tells people he had “one bad day” while on combat patrol in Fallujah, Iraq, on October 15, 2006. That day, an IED struck his Humvee, tearing through the vehicle and killing two of his fellow marines while severely injuring Bleill and his best friend. He awoke five days later with to learn of the catastrophic loss of his two friends and both of his legs. Recovering physically presented a great challenge, but the mental recovery was the toughest battle. For three and a half months he never left the hospital because he didn't want people to see his injured body. In One Step at a Time, Bleill shares the story of his own personal redemption and the many life-changing moments he encountered, from his enlistment to active duty in Fallujah, through two years of intensive rehabilitation, and ultimately to his job as the community spokesman for the Indianapolis Colts. Readers will be inspired by his undying enthusiasm, infectious joy, and sense of humor as he shares his message of going forward, one step at a time.
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Lexile:||HL820L (what's this?)|
About the Author
Josh Bleill is a community spokesperson for the Indianapolis Colts. On October 15, 2006, he was conducting combat patrols in Fallujah, Iraq, when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device. He suffered multiple injuries including the loss of both his legs. He lives in Carmel, Indiana. Mark Tabb has authored or coauthored more than 25 books, including the New York Times bestseller, Mistaken Identity and A Promise to Ourselves (with Alec Baldwin). His solo titles include, Living with Less: The Upside of Downsizing Your Life and How Can a Good God Let Bad Things Happen?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My brother is currently battling losing his legs in Afghanistan and is a young Marine. This book has provided so much insight into the day to day battles that Josh went through. What an amazing book, I can't put it down!