Another Path to My Garden: My Life as a Quadriplegic

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Dundurn, Jul 25, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 195 pages
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Marilyn Noell looks back over the past forty-three years of her life as a quadriplegic. Her struggles have been many - fear, depression, surgery, learning to use what "moving parts" remained after her diving accident when she was just nineteen. But perhaps her toughest challenge has been to be and be seen as a useful, active individual.

 

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Contents

MY FIRST LIFE
9
FIGHTING TO LIVE
19
REHABILITATION STARTS
27
FIRST TRIP HOME
45
LYNDHURST LODGE
57
PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL SURGERY
89
ILLUSTRATIONS
97
SCHOOL MY LIFE AT LAST
123
LIVING IS RICH
137
REAL EVERYDAY LIFE
153
ALL IN MY GOOD LIFE
169
ANOTHER CHAPTER AFTER ALL
185
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Marilyn Noell succeeded in living a full and independent life, both professionally and personally, in an era when the disabled were often shut up in insitutions for life. Now in retirement, she continues to serve on commitees that seek improved accessiblity and transportation for the disabled. She also tends her award-winning garden at her house where she has lived independently for years.

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