Just Don't Fall: How I Grew Up, Conquered Illness and Made it Down the Mountain

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Penguin Group Australia, May 3, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 336 pages

A remarkable odyssey that John le Carre calls 'inspiring, courageous, sometimes heartbreaking'

Josh Sundquist was an energetic and inquisitive nine-year-old when he was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a virulent cancer that eventually claimed his left leg. His extraordinary journey takes him from his small southern town-with his father, an aspiring pastor questioning his faith, and his mother, a rigidly conservative homeschool teacher- through a dizzying array of hospitals, on to high school, and then to the mountains, where Josh learns to ski.

On the slopes, Josh's world bursts wide open and he finds within him the drive to become a champion skier, despite his disability. While he navigates the dramas of high school and an unstable home life, Josh keeps his eyes on the prize-the 2006 Paralympics in Turin, Italy.

Just Don't Fall isn't just the story of a boy becoming a man, but of a champion realizing his greatest aspiration.

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From Paralympic skier Sundquist, an absorbing debut memoir about conquering nearly insurmountable odds.At the age of nine, the author was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, which resulted in the ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Josh Sundquistwas a member of the 2006 United States Paralympic Ski Team in Turin, Italy. A graduate of the College of William & Mary and the University of Southern California, he is the founder of LessThanFour.org, the world's largest online community for amputees.

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