- File Size: 884 KB
- Print Length: 238 pages
- Publication Date: May 2, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007ZXPBT0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,130,498 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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My only complaint is that it is a bit dated, and since it was in Australia-based it took some time to get familiar with local vocabulary.
In my life I have had the opportunity (although I am an AB (able bodied, in the vernacular of disabled athletes)) to meet and become friends with several hundreds of disabled athletes and Kerri's story has a common thread with many of my friends: Into sports while able bodied, encountering a terrible permanent physical disability, and using the discipline of sport as a vehicle to not only recover but also shine in their new life. It's nothing less than rebirth, but the mother and the child are the same person. OK, OK, there's a rehab specialist, a coach, mentoring friends..., but it's the newly chair-bound victim who has to make it or break it. Others want to help, but are clueless. No one teaches THIS twist in life.
And yet, Kerri takes the reader ever deeper into her personal life. We see that, other than the chair and her athletic gift, she's like any of us: vulnerable, hopeful, fearful, desirous of praise. She probably wakes up every morning thinking `yep, another night into the books'.
I admire her candid courage. Many disabled athletes have told me that, although they never wanted the crappy cards that they were dealt at what appeared to be the loser's table, they raised the bet every chance they could and won the pot more times than most of the rest of us do in our `normal' lives.
Three cheers Kerri, you are a true champion in the game of life!
Her editors could have been a bit more knowledgeable about correct verb tense use as well as paying more attention to use of the correct pronouns. ( Why is it so difficult for editors to catch and correct the use of 'I' and 'me'. 'I' is a nominative case pronoun and should never be used as an objective case pronoun. The reverse is true of 'me'. Evidently many editors, including the editors of this book, think it is better to use 'I ' instead of taking the time to determine correct usage.
While the lack of professional editing is somewhat annoying, thankfully, it does not detract in a major way from the story. The pictures engage the reader and provide a greater understanding of the challenges and triumphs faced by Kerri.
All in all, heart warming story and definitely worth reading.
Bronze is written in a journal form, with sporadic letter entries and a timeline of a life well lived. Mrs. Weston shares the public and private issues that go with a spinal injury. Her refreshing voice makes a subject that can be uncomfortable into a normal way of life.
The Australian customs, language and culture shine; I learned new vocabulary as well! For those not Aussie the author provides a glossary of terms which added ease to the reading experience. Overall this was an easy read, I enjoyed it immensely.
A tragic story that broke my head but opened my eyes ...(to the world of those who are quadriplegic and others who are wheelchairs bound due to various reasons...)
Am impressed and amazed by this woman's talents and determination in all areas of her life and all the adventures she undertook. She is an inspiration to others.
Am so pleased that she turned back to God. He never deserts us....we desert Him. Wishing the author and her family and dear friends the very best!!! A great book!
Just an added comment.....Am so happy that this book ended on a great note!