FriesenPress, Sep 20, 2011
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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