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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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  • 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: #1,097,597 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful 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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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 J. Davis on May 24, 2007
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This truley is an excellent book. I grew up in the same neighborhood with Adam, attended the same HS (graduate a year after) and every bit of information (names, dates, etc) are all correct. All the information about his character is completely true, he really is an inspirational person. Growing up in a huge suburban high school with him, it really was a very competitive atmosphere. Everyone seemed to love him because he was one of the brightest (one of the highest GPAs of his class, scholar athlete and best athlete in the school) along with being one of the most modest, down to early people ever. If someone had the will to succeed it is him. I recommend this book to anyone overcoming obstacles, down on their luck,athletes and basically anyone because it is the type of book that you can not put down.
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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 S. Latimore on August 18, 2010
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I know Adam. I had the chance of seeing first hand how humble and giving he is. To see how he come from fame to being back in fame is a blessing. There was never a moment when I seen Adam and he did not smile or give you small talk. I was honored to meet him and to know him as a person. I am in the process of reading his book now and what I have read was truely a good read. I will post something after I finish the book but pick up this book because its a family down home, feel good book of how you can turn a accident into a blessing
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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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The book "Miracle in the Making" is an inspirational story about Adam Taliaferro, a former Penn State football player who was paralyzed in a game. He was told he would never walk again and this books lets you travel with Adam in his personal story of his road back after being completely paralyzed. This boo is a truly motivational book in which i recommend anyone, not just Penn State fans, to read.
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