Unbreakable Resilience: Leap of Faith Stories to Live By—-Eight Broken Neck Boys Pursuing the Grace and Blessings of an Imperfect Life.
Dr. Grossnickle has compiled a profound authoritative sequel to Kubler Ross’s research on the stages of grief regarding death and dying; however, what happens to those who continue living? Grossnickle brilliantly interweaves the stories of these eight resilient athletes with the teachings of great philosophers, academics, writers, poets, others with disabilities, and religious leaders. He connects the dots behind all of our questions regarding the meaning of life, what makes life worth living, why bad things happen to good people, and what traits are necessary for the human spirit to transcend rather than succumb overwhelming adversity. Dr. Grossnickle eloquently diaries and then analyzes the broken neck boys’ spiritual and motivational journey to get busy living rather than get busy dying. He personally demonstrates and shows that we must all be our brothers and sisters keeper; that nothing can be accomplished in isolation and that humanity can only survive if we take care of one another.
Dr. Irmo Marini, Ph.D. Professor, Coordinator of the Department of Rehabilitation, and doctoral program at The University of Texas. Dr Marini is the 2010 recipient of the James F. Garrett Award for a Distinguished Career in Rehabilitation Research.
Professor Marini was paralyzed as a result of a college hockey injury in 1981 at the age of 23. Marini is author/editor of: 2011 edition of the popular Springer Publishing’s textbook: Psychosocial Aspects of Disability