A Leg to Stand On: An Amputee's Walk into Motherhood by Colleen Haggerty PDF

By Colleen Haggerty

whilst Colleen Haggerty misplaced her leg in an twist of fate in the course of her senior 12 months of highschool, she may have retreated from lifestyles and enable her incapacity develop into her defining quality—and not anyone may have blamed her for it. as a substitute, she went the other approach. within the years following her coincidence, Haggerty explored her actual global with energy, checking out the boundaries of her physique by means of becoming a member of a ski staff, twiddling with a co-ed football crew, and taking over kayaking and backpacking. She additionally proven the boundaries of her middle, pursuing love and fervour with stressed men.

In A Leg to face On, Haggerty recounts her lifestyles as a disabled lady, from redefining herself as a tender lady after tragedy—fierce and capable, yet haunted through difficult offerings and suppressed grief—to determining marriage and motherhood. That selection comes at nice price to the actual freedom Haggerty has fought for, yet finally she redemption, achievement, and self-acceptance within the cut price. nobody will learn this booklet with out being encouraged to simply accept their prior and create the long run they regularly wanted.

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