6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on July 2, 2000
this book kept me wanting more Dennis and Angela Byrd are truly inspirational people. I highly recomend this book to any one who has had any kind of setback in their life or career. Dennis never asked "why me?" when he paralyzed playing football. Dennis used faith in him self and God to rise above it.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 21, 1999
I had a brush with paralysis when I was in training camp in my second year of University. The injury I suffered ended my days as a football player but I was fortunate enough to not be paralysed as a result of it. I can still, however, relate to many of the thoughts Dennis shares in his book. His story is without a doubt, one of the most inspirational I have ever heard and I admire him for his courage. Nothing I have ever read has helped me to put my life in to perspective better than "Rise and Walk". His book is among my favorites and I enjoy reading it more every time. I would recomend it to anyone.
on August 30, 1999
My niece's neck was broken and her spinal chord injured after a drunk driver hit the car that she, her brother and boyfriend were riding in. Her injury was in the same area of her spine as Dennis'. This book gave me a great start when trying to figure out if we were on the right track, medically. I have so much respect for Dennis and Angela...spiritually, emotionally and physically they have perserveared! My son loves football (age 9) I have many reservations about him playing this game. However, Dennis has given me a new perspective and I am re-evaluating my feelings about the game!
on January 14, 2015
I'm an Occupational Therapy student, and was recommended this book by a professor for an assignment. This turned out to be one of the best books I have ever read. It is a truly inspiring story of a young professional football player who goes through a traumatic injury and ends up paralyzed. The story tells his recovery process and how he keeps his faith the entire time. Even if you're not a huge football fan, this is still a great book. It will really make you be thankful of what you have in life.