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Unthinkable
     

Unthinkable

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by Scott Rigsby
 

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After losing both of his legs in a car accident at age 18, Scott Rigsby battled his way back from depression and addiction to achieve the unthinkable—become the first double-leg amputee ever to cross the finish line in the sporting world’s most grueling and prestigious competition, the Ironman Triathlon. Scott has since become an inspiration to hundreds

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After losing both of his legs in a car accident at age 18, Scott Rigsby battled his way back from depression and addiction to achieve the unthinkable—become the first double-leg amputee ever to cross the finish line in the sporting world’s most grueling and prestigious competition, the Ironman Triathlon. Scott has since become an inspiration to hundreds of thousands of physically challenged and able-bodied athletes the world over. Unthinkable documents Scott’s remarkable journey. From the scene of the devastating crash that claimed both of his legs, and his subsequent battle with depression and alcohol addiction, through his dawning realization that God has a greater plan for his life, readers will be inspired. From his decision to participate in the Ironman competition, to the moment he crossed the finish line, readers will engage with Scott’s unthinkable courage, determination and faith. Unthinkable releases simultaneously in both hardcover and softcover. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Scott Rigsby Foundation, a Georgia-based non-profit organization dedicated to inspire, inform, and enable physically challenged individuals with loss of limb or mobility to live an active lifestyle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781414335360
Publisher:
Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date:
11/05/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,200,799
File size:
4 MB

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Unthinkable 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
JS_Gator More than 1 year ago
My daughter gave me her copy of Scott's book to read for "inspiration". I lost both legs in 2008 serving in Iraq and she thought it would help. Let me tell you, it did. My faith and outlook on life has changed for the better. Unthinkable is a great title because it completely fits the story. It's the kind of book that will make you laugh, cry and maybe even reconsider your faith in God and general outlook on life, cause just when you start to think you can't, there's that part that says "yeah I can". I started reading one afternoon and couldn't put it down. I was reading a book about someone I don't really know and ended up seeing myself -- only I've never competed in an Ironman =) I plan on sharing it with the vets that I'm now working with. Thank you, my friend, for sharing your story with us.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Scott's story is a tribute to man's ability to triumph over adversity through faith in God. He writes as though he is talking with the reader and the book flows from its horrific beginning to a 'can't talk/can't eat/can't sleep I'm on the last 70 pages' finale. I bought this for a friend who recently lost a leg and cannot wait for him to experience the hope and feelings of potential Scott imparts in this book. Thank you, Scott!
sj92 More than 1 year ago
I read this book in 24 hrs. Could not put it down. Everyone should read it. It certainly gives you a new perspective about what's important. I would highly recommend it for teens.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unthinkable, Can't Unsee, Unfeel  Unthinkable, a personal account of life after amputation by Scott Rigsby encompasses the low and high  points of being human. Scott defeats depression and addiction to become the first bilateral amputee to  finish the Ironman Triathlon.  Usually, I wouldn’t just pick up a book like this.  In fact, the task of reading   a story of amputation was  mandatory to my senior English class, in which we filmed ethnography, (an  unbiased interpretation of a group of people).    My topic being amputees, I needed some insight into  such a world. I didn’t have to look far to find an autobiography.  I stumbled across Unthinkable in my  local library, and I am so glad that I did.  Neither self-pitying nor self-obsessed, Rigsby defines what it is  to come full circle after losing a part of oneself.  He expertly illustrates the crippling darkness of  depression and anxiety, the struggle of coping, and the magnificence of human resilience.  The reader  feels as though he or she is experiencing everything right beside Rigsby, from the finishing strides across  the finish line of the most grueling race to the palpable self-hatred that once crippled his soul.   Unthinkable is emotional in the utmost, yet gracefully confirms what it is to be human.   
PamT2u More than 1 year ago
Good story. Scott is honest and forthright about his shortcomings! His story is compelling! A must read.
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haven't read it yet