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I am a Runner: The Memoirs of a Sepsis Survivor

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“You’ll never be able to run again.”

From running half marathons to being the sickest person in the hospital, Maria Papalia-Meier fought the river of death, and won.

Life changing moments, amputations, and negative thoughts refused to keep her down. With her rock-hard stubbornness, positive self-empowerment and persistence, she grabbed hope and unflin
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Kindle Edition, 154 pages
Published July 15th 2019 by Amazon Digital Services LLC
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Sandra
Oct 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am a 4 time sepsis survivor

Maria actually had septic shock. The difference between sepsis and septic shock is when the organs start shutting down, which hers certainly did. My 1st and 4th septic episodes were septic shock, and although I was also on a ventilator, I was not nearly as bad as she was. Although her trauma was horrible, some end of with more severe amputations. I think she could have expanded more on her feelings while she was in the hospital. She obviously suffered some PTSD (pos
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Debbie Rhines
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I live in the same town as Maria and heard about her being sick but never knew her story. This book was enlightening, informative, inspirational and a great read. Thank you for writing this book, sharing your story and inviting us in on your incredible journey. As a fellow runner, wife and mom, I wish you all the best!! One day, we’ll have to go for a jog together ❤ ...more
Andrea
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
Anyone who puts themselves out there and writes a memoir automatically has my respect. Certainly Maria has an inspiring story to tell. However, it was very difficult to overlook the poor grammar, many typos, and a general appalling lack of editing. Pamela Ackerson, her assistant writer, ghost writer?? should have undertaken that job. In addition, many ideas and even sentences are repeated throughout the book, making it seem very unorganized. Having said all that, I applaud her for sharing her st ...more
Jennie Rosenblum
Oct 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Well written but I could not make a connection with the author or her story.
Traceylee
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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This book was a great book of a woman with determine to run again after she got a disease and lost her toes. Great book of faith in the family and friends that stayed with her through it all
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