A Reason for Living
"A Reason for Living" looks back on the author's past - his active, athletic youth abruptly interrupted by his diving accident, which left him a near quadriplegic and led to further hardships - and shows us the way to fulfillment against great odds through the courageous pursuit of wisdom and happiness.
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I shook my head left and right
parents and friends 24 girlfriend 24 nurse 25 unpleasant Today as I sit in my wheelchair
faith healer 30 Gods might 30 active life 30 proud
supper 36 parents girlfriend and friends 36 enduring
selfdeceit 46 civility 46 brave realists 47 frayed hope 48
moral viewpoint 52 obstinate dreams 52 womans help 53 kind
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