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Because I Can: Doing What I Can, With What I Have, Where I Am
by Janet Oberholtzer (Goodreads Author)
In seconds, a family vacation became a nightmare when a horrific auto accident decimated marathon runner Janet Oberholtzer’s legs and shattered her pelvis. Although it seemed unlikely she'd even survive, let alone put back any of the pieces, this heroic Pennsylvania woman is now leading a full life and back to running half-marathons. Because I Can is a story that will give ...more
(first published September 1st 2011)
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I really enjoyed this book. Janet Oberholtzer was in a terrible accident and wasn't expected to live let alone come away with her legs. This is her memoir about the road to recovery. She explores her pain, depression, relationships and faith. I love how honest she is about her feelings. One of her biggest desires is to be able to run again, but almost all her doctors say she shouldn't try it and just accept the fact that at least she still has her legs. Her will to live, love and run is ...more
I really enjoyed reading this inspiring true story. Even though, by the grace of God, I have never been injured nor suffered the way Janet did, I felt like I could relate so much to her emotional journey. It left me feeling grateful, and inspired to be and become so much more of Me, and what I am capable of. Thank you for the gift you have given to the world, Janet