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It's Good to Be Alive by Roy Campanella
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Aug 15, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: baseball

Wow--that guy came within an eyelash of dying of injuries suffered in a car crash on a icy road in Brooklyn that winter night in 1958--but ended up being a hero not only to baseball fans but to everyone. He lived a full life despite being a paraplegic for over 30 years. I'm a big baseball fan and he and Leo Durocher are my heroes. I pray that anyone who has suffered any car injuries step up and fight. I do not care what people thought of the Dodgers' owner when he moved the team to LA. He really stepped up and helped Roy continue his baseball career as a coach many months after that fateful night! He went from baseball catcher to liquor store owner to just plain hero. Read this--it isn't simply about baseball--but about fighting. About helping. About loving. And about LIVING!

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