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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (39 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Quinn Narrator: Jim Meskimen Publisher: Spoken Word Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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As a child, John Quinn had a dream of a naval career despite his affliction with cerebral palsy. After failing the physical exam, he underwent painful, self applied physical therapy for one year then successfully passed a second exam. He kept his cerebral palsy a secret from the record-keepers and medical authorities for 20 years. He had a distinguished and highly decorated career despite the pain he endured to appear normal. He served on board destroyers, a battleship, two aircraft carriers and functioned as an administrator for a Seal unit.

The outside world also impacted on him further aggravating his CP when he was challenged by alcoholism and excessive grief caused by the suicide of a brother. With help, John Quinn triumphed over both, as he did the painful cerebral palsy.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Greg | 6/4/2013

    " I really enjoyed the honesty of this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Pat Monahan | 2/14/2013

    " A wonderful book. I want to meet this guy. Here's a guy with cerebral palsy and he decides he wants to go to boot camp and become a sailor. Not only does he, but he makes a career out of it. Other issues in his life make you think he'd have quit long ago, but no. He is the energizer bunny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Marilyn | 12/28/2012

    " Recommended by someone who understands, this was a wonderful profile of courage and inspiration. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Chris Jewett | 10/9/2012

    " My feelings about this book and the author are noted on Amazon and the back cover of this book. "

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