A Long Journey Back

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Pneuma Springs Publishing, Sep 1, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 106 pages
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This is the real life account of a remarkable young man who suffered a near fatal head injury and describes his astounding battle to regain his life. Rob Pownall was just eighteen when he had an unfortunate accident, which was to dramatically change his life. Following life saving surgery he lay in a coma for several days before waking up only to find himself completely paralysed and unable to speak. The story is told by Rob’s father Chris R. Pownall, author of ‘Funny How Things Work Out’ and ‘Onwards and Upwards’. This book is intended to be an inspiration to others who might find themselves in a similar situation, and need something to give them hope and encourage them to strive for the best possible recovery. Rob received the finest medical care under the British NHS (National Health Service) and demonstrated great determination and courage; he worked hard every single day as part of his rehabilitation, maintained a positive mental attitude which greatly helped him through his long journey back from what first appeared to be a hopeless and impossible situation. Book reviews online: PublishedBestsellers website.
 

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2 High Dependency Care
21
3 Rehabilitation
42
4 Going forward
62
5 Robs Humour
84
6 Recollections and Viewpoints
104
Books by Chris R Pownall
113
About Chris R Pownall
114
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About the author (2011)

I am a 68-year-old mechanical engineer having had a 50-year career, culminating in the role of Industrial Marketing Director;. Following my retirement, I began writing non-fiction biographical works under the banner of ‘Amazing-Life-Stories’. I have been extremely fortunate in family life, with a loving wife, and two remarkable children. Humour has played an important part in my life although there has also been some sadness, which is reflected in my third book about my son Robert. My interest in writing really began as a marketing director, when I was required to produce strategic marketing plans for many countries including India, China, USA & South Africa. My ambition now is to write a novel, but before then, I have one more non-fiction book to complete. My wife and I enjoy global travel, but most of the time, I am available for interviews and promotional work.

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