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by Gary Hyndman
It has been said that the only difference between fear and adventure is how much you breathe. For Brian Baco, breathing became both. A teenager's feeling of immortality collided with every parent's nightmare one summer night in 1986 when boys-will-be-boys behavior took a tragic turn. In that proverbial single moment in time, a spinal cord injury changed Baco's life and the ...more
Hardcover, 201 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Cotton & Cigars Publishing Llc
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Breathe tells the, at times heart wrenching, story of a high school student's near-death accident in a neighbor's swimming pool and his survival as a paraplegic. The controversial subject of the right-to-die is the main theme, and while I don't agree with the author's bent towards legalizing assisted suicide, I do appreciate the chance to see the issue from the inside out and from a different perspective than my own.