Why Me – Kevin Hitchcock

Posted on 24 October 2009. Filed under: Book Reviews |

“Swinging out on a rope over the Hawkesbury River, sports-loving journalist Kevin Hitchcock didn’t have a care in the world. He, his wife and two children were enjoying their summer holidays with the latest addition to their family, five-week-old Kirralyn. Then Kevin hit the water, then the sandy river bottom, then… silence.

Hours later he is told he will never be able to move again.

The story of Kevin’s refusal to give in the doctors’ grim diagnosis or to surrender to the depression that threatened to defeat him is truly extraordinary.

Walk With Me is his journey of survival, of triumph over unbelievable odds. It is a celebration of the resilience of the human spirit that will inspire and uplift all who read it.” Taken from the author’s website.

I loved this book and shed lots of tears. It gave me a new admiration for those people who have been in accidents and lost the use of their arms or legs. It’s given me a new understanding for how much they must have gone through in order to get themselves back into some semblance of order. It also answered many questions about how these people need to be cared for from the time of the accident through to the time they start making some sort of recovery. Not every recovers from a neck injury to the point where they are able to walk but some do and this book shows it is possible.


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