Jean Driscoll: Dream Big, Work Hard!
In Jean Driscoll: Dream Big, Work Hard!, readers will meet an amazing athlete who overcame spina bifida and a shattering hip injury to rise victorious eight times in the Boston Marathon. Refusing to give up after a bicycle accident left her in a wheelchair, Driscoll plunged into competitive wheelchair sports, proving that physical challenges are meant to be conquered. Full-color photographs, timeline, and a compelling biographical narrative will enthrall readers as they learn how Driscoll steered her wheelchair to victory. Jean Driscoll is part of Bearport's Defining Moments: Overcoming Challenges series.
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