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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Triumph Books (September 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1572434228
  • ISBN-13: 978-1572434226
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,233,354 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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On September 23, 2000, Penn State freshman football player Adam Taliaferro's athletic career came to a screeching halt when he tackled an opponent headfirst. They said he would never walk again, but Adam set out to prove them wrong. This account of a young man's journey from hope to despair to hope again is inspiring on so many counts. There is the devotion of Adam's family, his parents and his awestruck little brother; there is the ongoing commitment of the coaches, primarily the legendary Joe Paterno (who contributes a touching foreword); there is the dedication of the numerous doctors, physical therapists, trainers, and rehabilitative nurses who saw Adam through to his recovery; and, of course, there is Adam himself, whose drive and hard work made the miracle possible. On September 1, 2000, Adam led the Penn State Nittany Lions on the field to start a new season. A genuinely inspirational story. Mary Frances Wilkens
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This book is inspirational and well documented.
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This boo is a truly motivational book in which i recommend anyone, not just Penn State fans, to read.
S. Heinly
He demonstrates that if you have a strong will, you can accomplish anything.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "lisashag" on November 23, 2001
Format: Paperback
All too often in today's world of youth sports; parents, coaches and players miss the meaning of sportsmanship. Having been involved in youth sports for 14 years, I have witnessed over bearing parents and tenacious coaches. I suggest they keep a copy of "Miracle in the Making" in their equipment bags. This book highlights the true meaning of a parent/child relationship and a coach/player relationship. Adam is the definition of courage, kindness and strength. His family's support during his recovery is awe-inspiring. The writers did a terrific job of bringing me along on Adam's journey to recovery. I will be on the sidelines cheering; watching as Adam wins the biggest game of his life!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eric on October 26, 2001
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Adam is definately a hero to me. He demonstrates that if you have a strong will, you can accomplish anything. This book ran me through a gauntlet of emotions. Anger, sadness, sympathy, and laughter. This book really demonstrates what it is meant by Penn State being a family. EVERY Penn State fan needs to read this book.
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By "lisashag" on November 23, 2001
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All too often in today's world of youth sports; parents, coaches and players miss the meaning of sportsmanship. Having been involved in youth sports for 14 years, I have witnessed over bearing parents and tenacious coaches. I suggest they keep a copy of "Miracle in the Making" in their equipment bags. This book highlights the true meaning of a parent/child relationship and a coach/player relationship. Adam is the definition of courage, kindness and strength. His family's support during his recovery is awe-inspiring. The writers did a terrific job of bringing me along on Adam's journey to recovery. I will be on the sidelines cheering; watching as Adam wins the biggest game of his life!
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By reddevil#5 on April 7, 2014
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AMAZING AND AWESOME AND INCREDIBLE AND IT IS A BIIK ABOUT A BOY WHO WAS A IDOL TO PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD
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By Jeremy Eith on February 25, 2013
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This is a great book, written in easy to read language and format. The author does a great job of putting Adam's incredible journey into words.
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By cathy robert on February 21, 2011
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This is a great book. We have a very good friend going through this right now and it helps to read about what Cooper is going through!
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This is a great book to read for anyone who thinks that something can't be done. This is the true story about Adam Taliaferro a Penn State football player who breaks his neck in a football game against Ohio State. The book is an emotional read but a good one. This read will make you shed a tear and also make you cheer when your done reading it. A good book for anyone who is a Penn State fan as well.
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