Running Through Roadblocks

Running Through Roadblocks

by Jerry del Priore
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Running Through Roadblocks by Jerry del Priore

Never give up! It’s not just a rallying cry but the everyday philosophy for twenty heroic athletes. Jerry Del Priore chronicles the trials and tribulations of these warrior athletes who inspire through optimism in the face of life-changing adversity. These indomitable spirits have battled life’’s greatest challenges to show the world that winning doesn’t always mean getting across the finish line first.

Jeff Peterson, professional wrestler — Jim Eisenreich, baseball player — Joe Jiannetti, baseball player — Paul Mormando, Martial Arts Master — Karl Romain, Kung Fu Master — Brian Buhe, sledge hockey player — Shaun Fisher, ice hockey player — Jim Kyte, ice hockey player — Molley McMaster, ice hockey player — Mike Utley, football player — Randy Snow, wheelchair athlete — Jennifer Andres, football player — Cheryl Sheckells, football player — Jesse Billauer, surfer — Andy Parr, skier — Cody Colchado, Jr., powerlifter — Christine Galan, runner — Mary Bryant, marathoner — Kelly Sutton, race car driver — Paul Martin, track and field athlete.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013139572
Publisher: Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company
Publication date: 07/26/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 104
File size: 1 MB

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Running Through Roadblocks 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Author Jerry del Priore created a great,inspirational, and well written book. High quality writing and amazing sports writer. Recomended for all age groups More than 1 year ago
This book is Running Through Roadblocks ¿ Inspirational Stories of Twenty Courageous Athletic Warriors a great gift item for children and teens living with a disability. Author Jerry Del Priore tells the stories of 20 sports heroes who have dealt with circumstances ranging from Tourette syndrome to double amputations.

Del Priore¿s writing is adequate to the task as he profiles each athlete in three to five pages. Every story ends on an upbeat note. Youth and adults alike will be positively influenced by the multitude of roadblocks these tough competitors have worked through.

However, some readers may wish there was a little more detail in the descriptions of adversity. I wanted to know if Mary Bryant threw up during chemotherapy, a time when this amazing woman completed her fourth marathon.

What did Paul Martin¿s father do to make his son prefer a foster home to living with his dad, and how does the younger Martin feel about those years now? Glossing over reality can be a disservice to certain readers.

And if you like to see pictures coincide with a story, you may be disappointed. Most of the featured people appear on a two-page spread in the middle of the book. Seven have no photo at all.

Overall, this is a solid paperback for any age group if what you¿re looking for is a quick read to inspire or reinforce some positive willpower. And there is nothing objectionable in any of the content for even the youngest reader. This book is a highly recommended read for someone, particularly a youth, who needs some encouragement.

-Debbie Marsh
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very inspirational, and an awesome read for your adults! I highly recommend it for anyone looking for inspiration!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Author Jerry Del Priore takes us into the lives of heroic athletes who show us that their spirits are much stronger than their disabilities, excelling in their sport and in their lives! Running Through Roadblocks is a must read for everyone. Teachers, get each of your schools to purchase this amazing book for their libraries, or better yet, this book is a great summer read for students.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Running Through Roadblocks. It was a quick, inspirational read that had a great message of hope!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A must read for anyone - very inspirational. Author Del Priore takes us into the lives of those athletes who overcame their dissabilities to excel at their respective sports.