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Back to the Summit: How One Man Defied Death & Paralysis to Again Lead a Full Life of Service to Others - Sen. Omer Rains, Omer Rains MY THOUGHTSREALLY LIKED IT After a slow start, I really enjoyed the life story of Omer Rains and how a medical issue changed his life. After suffering a stroke in his sixties, doctors told the lawyer-adventurer that he would never walk nor be able to return to the lifestyle he enjoyed. Never one to be told no, he took on the challenge and recovered through grueling physical therapy and mental reconditioning. I really think that the fact he was in such great condition before his stroke helped him regain his physical strength, something most people with this issue rarely recover from. He also didn't become bitter as his recovery slowed at times. I did think that this story was a bit self promotional as well as very inspirational in that "you can do it" motivational thread. If you are looking for an adventure, public life memoir, you will enjoy this one.

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