Untether: Inspiration for Living Free and Strong No Matter What the Challenge

Untether: Inspiration for Living Free and Strong No Matter What the Challenge

by JT Mestdagh

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#1 International Bestseller in TEN Categories on Amazon in the US and CA. Including College Student Life in and Physical Impairments in Canada. Including Special Education, Communicative Disorders in Special Ed., Learning Disabilities, Physical Impairments, Travel Biographies & Memoirs, Family & Inspirational Spirituality, Men's Inspirational Spirituality, and Miracles & Spirituality in the United States.

UNTETHER is the story of JT Mestdagh, a young man born with a death sentence and who is now an entrepreneur and adventurer on a mission to empower people to UNTETHER from limiting beliefs and to soar to their highest dreams.

Proceeds of book sales go to the JT Mestdagh Foundation, which Mestdagh launched to support people facing challenges, whether it be disease, disability, disappointment, or dyslexia. An extreme skier, experienced mountaineer, and boater, Mestdagh divides his time between Michigan and Colorado.

Diagnosed with a life-threatening syndrome called VATER/VACTERL, Mestdagh endured 250 days in hospitals before age 3 and 16 major surgeries before age 16. As soon as doctors discovered one condition and treated it, a new and worse one would pop up. On top of that, Mestdagh has such severe dyslexia and short-term memory loss that his school told him in fourth grade that he would be illiterate for life.

Infused with drama and humor, UNTETHER will pull you through the relentless suffering into light-filled breakthroughs—because Mestdagh and his family stood strong in their faith and never, never, never gave up.

Along with years of medical treatments and nonstop home care, his parents relentlessly hunted for the right program to help Mestdagh learn to read. Nothing worked until in fifth grade a God-arranged encounter with a unique system called Tattum Reading changed Mestdagh’s life forever.



UNTETHER tells a story of courage, determination, and overcoming. Young or not-so-young, you will come away with a renewed sense of hope and possibility. Learn that you are not a mistake; you are created for something amazing. After all, if an ailing toddler who practically lived in a hospital can now climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, if a boy who couldn’t read or write can now publish his memoir, you too have no limits to what you can accomplish!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781513649986
Publisher: JT Mestdagh
Publication date: 05/14/2019
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 247,048
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

DEDICATION ..................................................................................... ix

FOREWORD ....................................................................................... 1

PROLOGUE Why I Created This Book ................................................ 5

Chapter 1 #MIRACLE ........................................................................ 7

Chapter 2 IT’S ALL RELATIVE .......................................................... 13

Chapter 3 HEADLAMPS AND LAUNDRY .......................................... 21

Chapter 4 PERFECT A**HOLE ......................................................... 29

Chapter 5 THE ROTTEN KID ............................................................ 37

Chapter 6 MEGACOLON ................................................................. 43

Chapter 7 THE JESTER .................................................................... 51

Chapter 8 MEMORY GAME ............................................................ 61

Chapter 9 FOREIGN COUNTRY ....................................................... 69

Chapter 10 LEARNING TO FALL ...................................................... 79

Chapter 11 JT’S STAR ..................................................................... 87

Chapter 12 ILLITERATE FOR LIFE .................................................... 93

Chapter 13 TETHERED .................................................................. 101

Chapter 14 FISH ON ..................................................................... 109

Chapter 15 LIKE A RUBBER BAND ................................................ 115

Chapter 16 YOU’RE NEVER ALONE IN A HOSPITAL ...................... 123

Chapter 17 MELTDOWN .............................................................. 129

Chapter 18 I CAN READ! I CAN READ! .......................................... 137

Chapter 19 THE CASTLE DOOR ..................................................... 147

Chapter 20 THE F.A.S.T. HOUSE ................................................... 155

Chapter 21 FOR THE KIDS BACK HOME ........................................ 161

Chapter 22 BIG GOALS ................................................................. 169

Chapter 23 NAVIGATING THE MIDDLE YEARS .............................. 179

Chapter 24 NO BAD DAYS—JUST HARD ONES ............................. 189

Chapter 25 A LEAP OF FAITH ........................................................ 197

Chapter 26 THE TEST PILOT .......................................................... 207

Chapter 27 TETHERED .................................................................. 217

Chapter 28 GRIT ........................................................................... 231

Chapter 29 THE COME-BACK KID .................................................. 245

Chapter 30 EXTRAORDINARY ........................................................ 255

END NOTES .................................................................................... 327

APPENDIX A: A Brief List of Medical Related Information ............ 341

APPENDIX B: Learning Differences ............................................... 347

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ................................................................. 349

ABOUT THE AUTHOR ..................................................................... 353

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