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I actually love stories like this. Ones that show the power of the human spirit and what love and determination can achieve. I cried multiple times while reading this but they were a happy sort of hopeful tears. I felt so much admiration for a few of the characters and the choice they made. And I loved when I got to the end of the book and saw the actual photos of the people I had just read about. This world needs more people like Nedra and Bryan.
There were a few times the story lagged a little bit but it would pick right back up before I lost interest. It has a memoir-ish feel to it and rightfully so as it is based upon actual people and events.
It you are looking for something uplifting and motivational read this heart-felt story of love and hope.
Rating: 5 Stars - I Loved It!
Source: Ebook review copy
I don't know how many times I have asked my kids this questions "If your friends jumped off a cliff would you". Never once did I consider "if your friends went cliff jumping would you". I loved cliff jumping when I was younger. Now as an adult / mother, I would never do it. Plus the older I get the wimpier I get...hehe.
Bryan is looking forward to going on a trip with the youth. This will be his last time to go because he is 18 . He sets off on his adventure with his best friends, sister Becky, and much to his chagrin his parents as chaperone's, along with other youth. (youth, a word in my world (LDS world) meaning ages 12-18 groups). They are going on a white water rafting trip.
Bryan's father tell him that there will be some cliffs they will be able to jump off of when they are on the trip. Bryan is so excited and shares the news with this friends. All of the boys are even more excited to go on this trip now.
Two days into their rafting trip they make camp and find the cliffs. Bryan's friends were enjoying themselves before Bryan was able to join. When he arrived he didn't want to "show" every one up, but he decided he must dive. Bryan takes a running jump and does the most beautiful swan dive and enters the water like butter, and his whole life changes.
Bryan realized when he hit the water that something was wrong.. The bottom was coming too fast, and then he hears a pop. He knows, right then that his life will never be the same.
Unable to move Bryan sits in the water holding is breath until someone finally is able to get to him and bring him to the surface. They boys and leaders know right away something is wrong. Bryan's dad knows that Bryan will not survive a trip to the hospital on the rafts so he goes to the nearest ranger station. Leaving Bryan and his mother on the shore to wait for help. 18 hours they waited. I cannot even tell explain how hard it was to read about those 18 hours, yet also so loving to read. A true showing of love and friendship was shown during those long hours.
Bryan, from the moment he was retrieved from the water did not complain even once. He responded when he saw his dad "That was the best swan dive ever". Who says that? He knows he will probably be paralyzed but this kid. This kid..is amazing. He had unwavering faith.
This book brought me to tears so many time. Not only because of the hardships Bryan faced, but because even when facing them, he went forward with perfect faith and determination. I cried at the devotion his family. I cried at his determination. It was such a beautiful story.
Bryan faces a life in a wheel chair but during the healing process finds love. I love stories like this. I could go on and on. I really could. There is so much I want to say, but then I would ruin the book. Maybe not ruin but wouldn't allow you to feel your own "emotions" while reading. Spoilers do that to me.
My heart ached for Bryan. It cried for Bryan. It laughed for Bryan. This man. What can I say. Determined. Charismatic. Optimistic. Kind. Loving. Non judgemental. I think about the things Bryan had to go through and it reminds me of everything I have to be thankful for. I have the use of my arms, and legs. I can do things for myself. I can play with my kids. I can read without help. I can do many things. So could Bryan. He was determined not to let his disability define him.
There are quotes before every chapter that just made my heart happy. I want to share a few:
"Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny." C.S. Lewis
This next one is my favorite quote. It is from one of the sweetest ladies to ever walk the earth (besides my mother;) ).
"The only way to get through this life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache." - Marjorie Pay Hinckley _
Bryan was one of the best examples of this. He is such a funny guy. A prankster. Even without the use of his legs...a prankster :).
Okay, I will stop. It was such a beautiful story, of trials, determination, love, hope, and unwavering faith. I was touch so deeply by this book, that even after I was done reading I thought about it all day. Every time a "hard" moment would come to me during the day I thought of this book, and began to cry all over again. I have nothing to complain about. My life is a wonderful life, and this book helped me look at things a little different. A little brighter. A little more appreciative. A little more loved. Seriously. Such a beautiful story.
Source: I was given this book as part of a blog tour in return for an honest review. I was not compensated in anyway for this review. These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.
Wow this brought out so many emotions while reading last night. I went through a lot of tissues and memories too. I know a little first hand about being paralyzed. For me it was only the right side and I was able to learn how to walk, talk again. So I could really feel for Bryan and his family. I stand amazed at Bryan for the life he has lived and his example.
This story is fiction but it is based on the author's father-in-law Bryan Carrol. Bryan at age 18 on a Church youth activity of a river raft trip in 1979 he dived off a cliff and landed wrong and immediately could not move. Finally someone jumped in and brought him to surface. Help was far off. It took 18 hours before a helicopter could reach him.
I just planned to read for a couple of hours last night but I could not put the book down till 3:00 am. I cared and admired about
Bryan. I wanted to know what would happen next to him. Bryan has a good sense of humor and liked to play practical jokes.
If your having a hard time in your life you can look at Bryan's example and be inspired to keep fighting and going forward.
I am glad that I was able to read My Name is Bryan. Stacy has a way of writing that put you into the story and seeing what happened to Bryan. How he lived his life.
Oh I could so see how frustrating and hard it was to not be able to do anything when Matt turned off his wheelchair or squirted his face with a water bottle.
I was given this ebook to read so that I could honestly review My Name is Bryan and be part of it's blog tour.
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