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Author Besecker, Rob, author.

Title Everest strong : reaching new heights with chronic illness : an inspriational memoir / Rob Besecker, foreword by Steven M. Derks.

Publication Info. New York : Forever Strong Publishing , 2017
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 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  796.522092 BES    AVAILABLE
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Description 265 pages ; illustrations ; 23 cm.
Summary From the time Rob Besecker was a little boy, he was strong. The youngest child in a dysfunctional family, he threw himself into sports at an early age--and found he excelled at them. Athletics became his world, and by his junior year, his mailbox was stuffed with scholarship offers from university football programs from across the US. And then his body started to unravel--and everything changed. First, Rob fractured his back, ending his college football career before it could even begin. Next, at twenty-six, he began to experience life-threatening heart issues. By twenty-nine, he had to be implanted with a defibrillator/pacemaker device. Then, when he began to experience aches and fatigue that even his faulty heart couldn't account for, he discovered he had rare form of muscular dystrophy. With each new health challenge, Rob was devastated--but not defeated. He had always been strong, and he refused to let his ailing body limit his existence. So he set out to see what he could do--and as he neared forty, he set his sights on the challenge of a lifetime: hiking to the base camp of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world.
Subject Besecker, Rob.
Mountaineering -- Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
Muscular dystrophy -- Patients.
Genre Autobiographies.
Added Author Derks, Steven M., author of foreword.
ISBN 9780999439418
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