My Faith and the Tackle That Changed My Life
Eric Legrand & Mike Yorkey
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Believe is the profoundly moving story of Eric LeGrand, the former defensive tackle for the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights football team, who suffered a severe spinal cord injury and was left paralyzed by a crushing on-field tackle during a heated game with Army. A remarkable true account of a courageous young athlete whose unshakable faith, spirit, positive outlook, and rousing motto, “BELIEVE!” would serve as inspiration to legions of fans—and as motivation in his own quest to walk again—Eric’s story has received national attention, heavily covered by ESPN and Sports Illustrated. It will lift the hearts of every reader, not least of all those who were affected by quarterback Tim Tebow’s bestselling memoir, Through My Eyes.
From Publishers Weekly
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This is a great story about a young man (Eric Lagrand) who was parolized on a kick off in football. It is a great story every one should read it!
Best book ever read
I never cry for anything. This book was an exception
I watched Eric's injury happen live on tv, the first football weekend of my senior year in college one lazy Saturday morning.
As a football fan I continued to follow Eric's story, and recently I read his book. His story is inspirational, his details and honesty about the perils of his situation will have you at the edge of your seat.
Several moments of this book are emotional, but what got me most was the way he talks about his mother, what she went through and what she goes through on an hourly basis to help her son. She puts on his clothes everyday, puts him to bed everyday, has to hold the bottle up to his you know what so he can urinate. The sacrifices this woman makes- SHE is the real hero of Eric's story- and Eric graciously recognizes the work his mom does to make his life what it is.
God willing all of us who read this book can look to Eric and his mother for inspiration, as most of life's daily "problems" are but minor inconveniences to more important things called life and health.
- Category: Biographies & Memoirs
- Published: Sep 25, 2012
- Publisher: William Morrow
- Seller: HarperCollins
- Print Length: 288 Pages
- Language: English