Just Don't Fall: A Hilariously True Story of Childhood, Cancer, Amputation, Romantic Yearning, Truth, and Olympic Greatness

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 322 pages
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Josh Sundquist was an energetic and inquisitive nine-year-old when he was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a virulent cancer that eventually claimed his left leg. His extraordinary journey takes him from his small southern town--with his father, an aspiring pastor questioning his faith, and his mother, a rigidly conservative homeschool teacher--through a dizzying array of hospitals, on to high school, and then to the mountains, where Josh learns to ski. On the slopes, Josh's world bursts wide open and he finds within him the drive to become a champion skier, despite his disability. While he navigates the dramas of high school and an unstable home life, Josh keeps his eyes on the prize--the 2006 Paralympics in Turin, Italy. Just Don't Fall isn't just the story of a boy becoming a man, but of a champion realizing his greatest aspiration.--Publisher description.

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Review: Just Don't Fall: How I Grew Up, Conquered Illness, and Made It Down the Mountain

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I LOVED this guys voice. You know how little kids "tell it how it is" and they see the whole world from a different angle? He remembered and captured this view point in a way that was both ... Read full review

Review: Just Don't Fall: How I Grew Up, Conquered Illness, and Made It Down the Mountain

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Review: 4 Stars! I would just like to start off by saying, the author of this book has a YouTube channel that I am a HUGE fan of, so I am sorry if this review is unintentionally biased… (Check out ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

JOSH SUNDQUIST was a member of the 2006 US Paralympics Ski Team in Turin, Italy. A graduate of the College of William & Mary and the University of Southern California, he is the founder of LessThanFour.org, the world's largest online community for amputees and is a nationally known motivational speaker. He is 25 years old and lives in the Washington, DC area.

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