Come Smile with Me: From the Heart of a Polio Survivor

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Peter Thwaites, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 108 pages
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The book is a short inspirational tale of the adventures and experiences of a polio survivor from the early 1950's. The bok is full of amusing anecdotes exploring the first 50 years of his eventful, and certainly not boring life. This is living life to the full in spite of a disability 'Come Smile With Me' is a short autobiography written by a Polio survivor. Peter was unfortunate to be one of the millions world wide who became infected by Polio in the early 1950's. Peter was initially totally paralyzed by the illness and in spite of his doctors reporting that he would never walk again, and probably not sit up, has gone on to live a very full life. Peter is partially disabled but this has not stopped him from participating in a wide range of activities. The chapters describe the many stages that his life has gone through up to the present day. 'Come Smile With Me' is an invitation to follow Peter's life from the traumas of the Polio virus, and how this subsequently resulted in further deterioration later in life, but also enjoy many of the numerous amusing anecdotes. The book is written in a very easy style and is both thought provoking and in many passages highly amusing. whether disabled or not, and successfully demonstrates the positive side to almost every event that we may be forced to go through. A very good read for someone who would like a lift, or is currently going through a difficult time in his or her life.

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