Charlie's Quest

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FriesenPress, Sep 20, 2011
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We all dream about what we want to do for the rest of our life. We plan, train and work hard as we develop our skills in our chosen field.But what happens if a catastrophic illness or accident suddenly takesaway all our physical abilities? This is what happened to Charlie, a manthat author Don Davis cared for as an orderly back in 1967. Charlie'sattitude and outlook on life were so positive, so optimistic, that he madean indelible impression on the young Don Davis and has continued toinspire him even to this day.Charlie, a big, strong truck owner and driver, falls asleep at the wheel andcrashes his eighteen-wheeler. He falls asleep a whole person and wakesup paralyzed from the neck down. The job prospects for quadriplegicsare dismal but Charlie persists, even though his fellow quadriplegicroommates refuse to focus on rebuilding their futures. Surrounded bydefeatism and depression, Charlie will not be deterred.This story is about the strength of the human spirit when faced withapparently insurmountable obstacles. Charlie's Quest takes you on ajourney like no other.

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About the author (2011)

Donald Davis tells original stories of his Appalachian upbringing to audiences of more than 150,000 annually as he tours from coast-to-coast headlming storytelling festivals and performing at conventions, in schools and libraries, and for business audiences. This spring he will keynote the Kansas Library Tri-Conference (March 30-31) and headline the Texas Library Association storytelling concert (April 5-7). He has performed in virtually every state and overseas from Scotland to Indonesia. His award-winning books and recordings are so numerous they've earned him a special section of the August House online catalog at www.augusthouse.com.

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