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Waking by Matthew Sanford
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Feb 23, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: memoirs, spirituality
Read in February, 2012

This book is amazing--Matt became a paraplegic at age 13, in a horrible car accident that killed his father and sister. He describes in exquisite detail the surgeries, the treatments, and therapies he participated in and endured. That's the trauma and he found yoga in his twenties and that's when the transcendence begins. It isn't easy--it's hard. He even breaks more bones. But he begins to reconnect with the paralyzed parts of his body in a new way, a way he was taught not to do in the traditional medical setting.
I admire this man's courage so much and this book captures the struggles and triumphs in a way few books do.
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