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Everest Strong: Reaching New Heights with Chronic Illness: An Inspirational Memoir by [Besecker, Rob]
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"Motivation is the key with any challenge, and Rob Besecker has plenty, as he depicts in this amazing adventure. Having had the pleasure of meeting Rob in Antarctica in 2010, I'm happy to see his aspirations come to completion as he continues to move onward and upward here in Everest Strong." --PETER HILLARY, mountaineer, son of Sir Edmund Hillary, and coauthor of In the Ghost Country: A Lifetime Spent on the Edge

"Everest Strong is a story that reminds us all that when we have willpower and determination, we are able to accomplish our goals despite what life has given us. Rob Besecker has shown us that it is possible to accomplish anything if you are passionate about what you want to achieve. There is no summit that is too high to achieve. Climb high and climb on!" --JAMLING TENZING NORGAY, mountaineer, son of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, and author of Touching My Father's Soul: A Sherpa's Journey to the Top of Everest

"Everest Strong is compelling, raw, and inspiring. Rob's strength and tenacity shine through even in the most challenging of times. He effortlessly pulls the reader into his world and leaves them feeling full of hope and ready to overcome their own challenges head first." --LISA HARVEY-DUREN, former founding executive director and board member of the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation

"Life has a maddening tendency to toss a curveball at just the wrong time. No matter the problem or provocation, Everest Strong will guide you to the silver lining and beyond. Besecker's brilliant memoir is an inspired testament to the power of perseverance and a welcome reminder that redemption is always within reach." --JIM SKOGSBERGH, president and CEO, Advocate Health Care

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From the time Rob Besecker was a little boy, he was strong. The youngest child in a dysfunctional family, he threw himself into sports at an early age--and found he excelled at them. Athletics became his world, and by his junior year, his mailbox was stuffed with scholarship offers from university football programs from across the US. And then his body started to unravel--and everything changed.
First, Rob fractured his back, ending his college football career before it could even begin. Next, at twenty-six, he began to experience life-threatening heart issues. By twenty-nine, he had to be implanted with a defibrillator/pacemaker device. Then, when he began to experience aches and fatigue that even his faulty heart couldn't account for, he discovered he had rare form of muscular dystrophy.
With each new health challenge, Rob was devastated--but not defeated. He had always been strong, and he refused to let his ailing body limit his existence. So he set out to see what he could do--and as he neared forty, he set his sights on the challenge of a lifetime: hiking to the base camp of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7633 KB
  • Print Length: 275 pages
  • Publisher: Forever Strong Publishing (29 October 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B076Z71XX3
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,170,656 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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