My Name is Bryan by Stacy Lynn Carroll
If your friends jumped off a cliff, would you jump too? Bryan chose to dive. Moments later, as he lay on the beach, unable to move his arms or legs, two questions ran through his mind: Would he walk again? And would he ever have kids? Based on the incredible true story of life, love, and never giving up.
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MY REVIEW (5 STARS/5):
This story is listed as inspirational fiction but it is also an account of true facts about the life of Bryan Carroll, when he took a “swan dive” off the cliffs the summer following high school graduation. He was just 18 yrs old. His daughter-in-law has written this story basically in the point of view by Bryan and each chapter has an inspirational verse to preclude the story. I loved these quotes!!!
Bryan is seen as an amazing man (he became a man literally overnight as he had to grow up and face this new challenge in his life). He never seems to give up and kept a positive outlook on life throughout this whole ordeal of finding out he became a quadriplegic and how to adapt and live with it.
Another factor that was great is the support system he had and still has. His family and friends rallied around him when the accident occurred and his family still rallies around him as he can’t do pretty much any independent self skills of daily living, such as bathing, eating, or dressing himself. He has been lucky to find a person, a nurse named Nedra who is 10 yrs older than him, to love him for who he is and married him. They have a family and later grandchildren. Bryan ends up going to college and getting his degree in engineering and finding a job – a full life to most people.
If you want an inspiring, awesome, uplifting story – this is the one. It brought tears but also laughter and to have a book bring out these emotions is a good book indeed!