I Had to Survive

Author: Roberto Canessa,Pablo Vierci

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476765456

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 5886


On October 13, 1972, an Uruguayan air force plane carrying members of the Old Christians rugby team—and many of their friends and family members—crashed in the Andes mountains. I Had to Survive offers a gripping and heartrending recollection of the harrowing brink-of-death experience that propelled survivor Roberto Canessa to become one of the world’s leading pediatric cardiologists. As he tended to his wounded teammates amidst the devastating carnage, rugby player Roberto Canessa, a second-year medical student at the time, realized that no one on earth was luckier: he was alive—and for that, he should be eternally grateful. As the starving group struggled beyond the limits of what seemed possible, Canessa played a key role in safeguarding his fellow survivors, eventually trekking with a companion across the hostile mountain range for help. No one could have imagined that there were survivors from the accident in such extreme conditions. Canessa's extraordinary experience on the fine line between life and death became the catalyst for the rest of his life. This uplifting tale of hope and determination, solidarity and ingenuity, gives vivid insight into the world-famous story that inspired the movie Alive! Canessa also draws a unique and fascinating parallel between his work as a doctor diagnosing very complex congenital cardiopathies in unborn and newborn infants and the difficult life-changing decisions he was forced to make in the Andes. With grace and humanity, Canessa prompts us to ask ourselves: what do you do when all the odds are stacked against you?

I Had to Survive

Author: Dr. Roberto Canessa,Pablo Vierci

Publisher: Constable

ISBN: 9781472124173

Category:

Page: 304

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On 12 October 1972, a Uruguayan Air Force plane carrying members of the 'Old Christians' rugby team (and many of their friends and family members) crashed into the Andes mountains. I Had to Survive offers a gripping and heartrending recollection of the harrowing brink-of-death experience that propelled survivor Roberto Canessa to become one of the world's leading paediatric cardiologists. Canessa, a second-year medical student at the time, tended to his wounded teammates amidst the devastating carnage of the wreck and played a key role in safeguarding his fellow survivors, eventually trekking with a companion across the hostile mountain range for help. This fine line between life and death became the catalyst for the rest of his life. This uplifting tale of hope and determination, solidarity and ingenuity gives vivid insight into a world famous story. Canessa also draws a unique and fascinating parallel between his work as a doctor performing arduous heart surgeries on infants and unborn babies and the difficult life-changing decisions he was forced to make in the Andes. With grace and humanity, Canessa prompts us to ask ourselves: what do you do when all the odds are stacked against you?

Now I Understand Why It Had To Happen

Author: Patrick Neo Mabiletsa

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456877755

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 99

View: 7408


The story is about a young man (myself) who grew up in a small village, raised by a single mother who had to endure a lot of stress, trials and tribulation. In the midst of all the stresses and the going up and down of life, with two kids to raise, with a condition of High Blood pressure, sugar diabetes, she fought to keep her kids happy and in the process made them stronger, although it was hard for them, they had to grow up quickly and in the process giving up a lot of privileges. Today they are all grown, even though they still experience the pain and the hurt they had to go through, they do understand that other things have a reason why they happen, they know that if they hadn’t gone through other things, life wouldn’t be the same for them.

How to Survive Your Promotion

Author: Edward Lopatin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479724440

Category: Self-Help

Page: 140

View: 9077


How to Survive Your Promotion 85 Sure-Fire Ways to Prove They Were Right to Hire You!! If you are afraid of applying for that promotion because you think the job might be more than you can handle, you ought to read this book!! Edward Lopatin shares his own experiences of moving into a tough executive position that had swallowed-up some of his predecessors. Over time, Lopatin survived by following the advise of his mentors, by thinking "out of the box", by learning from his mistakes, and by outsmarting his adversaries. Lopatin eloquently reveals his pathway to success, and shows you the importance of: Building a timetable for success Dressing for the job Behaving ethically, and asking for help when needed Taking bold, risky and innovative steps Admitting your shortcomings and mistakes Managing your time more effectively Using communication and interpersonal skills Using time to your advantage Hiring the best assistants money can buy

Midwifing--A Womanist Approach to Pastoral Counseling

Author: Myrna Thurmond-Malone

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 153264325X

Category: Religion

Page: 182

View: 6213


Midwifing—A Womanist Approach to Pastoral Counseling: Investigating the Fractured Self, Slavery, Violence, and the Black Woman, is an investigation of intergenerational trauma. Exploring the impact of slavery, violence, racism, sexism, classism, and other isms on the self of the Black woman. This examination of the complexity of pain speaks to the multidimensional reality of some Black women and the necessity for a therapeutic technique that invites the fullness of the Black woman’s historical narrative. Dr. Thurmond-Malone’s work exposes hidden pain in a safe and sacred space that speaks to the deep-rooted anguish experienced through generations of Black women and invites her readers to understand the necessity for a rebirthing to occur. This work also empowers women of African descent to become unarmored through the naming, claiming, and reauthoring of their story, and empowers therapists to become midwives adept at empathizing with the intense pain carried by some Black women. Lastly, the book provides clinicians with insight into how to become midwives capable of holding the accounts of Black women while illustrating the author’s approach as a method of interdependence, communal, and cultural competency. Taking an analytical look at the counselee’s past then births hope for their future as a whole and transformative self.

Lavender & Linen

Author: Henrietta Taylor

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 0730449890

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 2730


Living life to the full in a small French village In Escaping, Henrietta taylor quitted Australia with her two young children and settled in a small village in the south of France, where she became the proprietor of two charming holiday cottages. Lavender and Linen finds Henrietta older and a little wiser, though still struggling to make sense of her unorthodox life. Should she stay in France, where the locals are odd, business is erratic, but the scenery is stunning? Will she ever resolve her relationship with Latin Ray or should she see what develops with her dashing and attentive ?new neighbour? Humorous and clear-eyed, Lavender and Linen is an irresistible story of a life gone almost right. 'An utterly delightful memoir' West Australian

Journal to Joy

Author: Maya Gandaia

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1982282363

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 764

View: 862


The perfect purchase to make a transformation to your life. Maya Gandaia’s journal to Joy will help you to come back HOME to who you really are, to be you to the full (BE-AU-TI-FUL) and to reconnect with the gifts you were brought to this Earth to share. “I am starting to see my dreams materialise, my creativity growing and a cementing of all my years of learning with this journal” Lisa Mildner, Dance Artist. Using this transformational journal, you will learn to access the beautiful place of vulnerability, where all the magic happens, so you can find your inner power and come home to yourself and your heart. On this journey, you will unearth what the stories are that are blocking your success in a way that can be healing and affirming. You are here for a reason: to share your unique gift, your passion, and your heart with others. This journal is designed to facilitate you in getting in touch with those gifts and moving everything else out of the way of that path. “Suitable for novices and experts alike, this Journal provides guidance, support and a useful structure for anyone who has room in their life to express gratitude, reflect on the positive moments from yesterday, to find focus and inner strength for today’s challenges and discover that Alchemy is not just for chemists!” Sarah Tyson, Books Up North

Listen to Your Eyes

Author: Franny Hill

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1514411083

Category: Self-Help

Page: 80

View: 7618


Listen to Your Eyes is a book that explores the critical nature of achieving literacy. I was amazed to uncover some of the information in this book. It made everything make sense in my life at the moment I put the pen to paper. My education served me well with this work, and it left me feeling like my best days are in front of me. Someday, I will commence with my masters degree with all the confidence I need to thrive in a career as a mental health professional. I was focused on using general, easy-to-understand terminology that would appeal to anyone seeking to improve their thinking capacity. Listen to Your Eyes will make reading enjoyable with its sense of commonality and relativity to your own ideas about that old phrase Pick up a book. Have a seat and let your mind be in charge.

The Secret of Life Wellness

Author: Inna Segal

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1582702861

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 4091


Provides twenty-one questions to guide the reader through every stage of personal well-being, covering such personal challenges as weight loss, child rearing, and dealing with loss.