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Toe Up to 10K: A Journey of Recovery from Spinal Cord Injury

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In June 2012, Steven Fujita went to the emergency room, and was diagnosed with meningitis. After four days of improvement, he was scheduled to be discharged when his condition worsened dramatically. His blood pressure, body temperature and sodium levels all became dangerously low. He started to lose consciousness. He was rushed to the Intensive Care Unit. He had suffered ...more
Published August 11th 2014 by BookBaby
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Nov 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I've had this waiting to read for a while and picked a wet and rainy weekend to read it when I was feeling a bit low. I have to say that within a few chapters I realized I had nothing to complain about as I read the awe inspiring story of the authors recovery from spinal trauma. A very well written and inspiring book.
Jan 18, 2015 Robin rated it it was amazing
“Inspiration is all around us, we just have to open our eyes and notice it.” Steve Fujita has written an inspiring narrative describing his Herculean efforts to recover from an illness-induced spinal cord injury. Initially completely paralysed, he fights his way through to walking and even running over the course of years. The reader marvels at his achievement, made all the more poignant by his understated and modest writing style. To overcome his desperate challenges, he evokes the Japanese ...more
Julie Haigh
Feb 17, 2015 Julie Haigh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone, lovers of medical and inspirational memoirs
Recommended to Julie by: Found in the amazon 100 free bestsellers when on promo
Excellent, inspirational, moving and memorable.

I'm so glad I found this book. I love medical memoirs and this sounded a really amazing and inspirational story. I read it in only a few days. Steven Fujita seems to have sinusitis or some sort of virus. He is eventually admitted to hospital with meningitis. As if that wasn't bad enough, things take a turn for the worse and Steven ends up with spinal cord injury. He is unconscious for a while and, when he comes around, he can't speak, eat and has no
Chris Whyte
Aug 14, 2015 Chris Whyte rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read for somebody that has or knows a person with a spinal cord injury

He provided a good timeline of his recovery, medical issues, challenges, motivation etc. Overall, as a person with a SCI, it was worth reading.
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I am a writer based in Long Beach, CA. My genres are supernatural fcition and history. In 2012, I suffered damage to my spinal cord, and wrote a book about my recovery, titled, Toe Up to 10K.
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