Pure Grit: Stories of Remarkable People Living with Physical Disability

Pure Grit: Stories of Remarkable People Living with Physical Disability

Pure Grit: Stories of Remarkable People Living with Physical Disability

Pure Grit: Stories of Remarkable People Living with Physical Disability

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“A must-read”
—Julie Dussliere, Chief of Paralympic Sport, U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee

Nineteen people from across the globe, ranging in age from twenty to seventy-plus, tell their stories of living and thriving in diverse fields — in sport, the arts, medicine, business and more. With refreshing frankness, they share their successes along with their struggles — grit is the one characteristic they all have in common. These are not stories of people overcoming disability — they’re stories of people accommodating disability while pursuing their dreams. Pure Grit shines a light on boundless possibility whatever the individual challenge.

“Pure Grit highlights the lived experience of remarkable individuals, who collectively demonstrate that growing up with a disability brings strength, perspective, and resilience.”
—Dr. Cheri Blauwet, Assistant Professor of PM&R, Harvard Medical School

“An insightful collection of stories.”
—Dr. Christine Imms, Apex Australia Chair of Neurodevelopment and Disability, University of Melbourne

“The stories in Pure Grit are a testament to human achievement no matter your ability. An extraordinary read.”
—Casey Wasserman, Chairperson, Los Angeles 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games


Product Details

BN ID: 2940164942571
Publisher: Gillette Children's Healthcare Press
Publication date: 08/11/2021
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: eBook
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Lily Collison, MA, MSc, is the parent of an adult with spastic diplegia. In addition to raising her son, she studied the condition extensively including completing a research study in cerebral palsy for a Master of Science degree in 2008. She has now written Spastic Diplegia—Bilateral Cerebral Palsy in conjunction with senior medical staff at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare. Lily has three adult sons, and lives in Ireland with her husband. She runs every day and enjoys fitness, food, reading, and travel.


Kara Buckley is Senior Advisor to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee. She previously held the position of Global Director at Visa, leading partnerships with Olympians and Paralympians. She lives in Oregon with her husband and two children.

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