Eric LeGrand played football at Rutgers University. He was a defensive tackle who had one play essentially change his life. He was paralyzed but instead of letting that get the best of him he’s been nothing but positive since then. He has recently written a tome with Mike Yorkey and this book is incredibly honest.
Finding out that he’s cold all of the time is really something I’ve never heard anybody talk about before with these kinds of injuries. He didn’t write it to elicit pity he wrote it to educate us all and to me that’s fascinating.
His mom takes care of him and he paints a realistic picture how he deals with everyday life. He talks about how precious life is and how things can change in a minute. His mom lost her brother when a drunk driver hit him, that’s tragic. He talked about the game and the play that he got injured on.
The New Jersey native takes you through his childhood and his athletic achievements and his amazing relationship with his mother. It made me smile. It made me think about my own childhood. I was not a great athlete like LeGrand but I played sports, a lot of different sports, so I felt a kinship as I read on.
It was good to hear that LeGrand was taught proper football techniques to hopefully avoid injury. So many young men today aren't taught that but he was.
Eric continues to improve and listed all that he can do rather than what he can’t. You have to BELIEVE to be able to recover and he does. I believe in him as well.
Harper Collins has a great book here. This book is for everybody and you won’t be able to put it down once you start reading it.
Purchase the book here:
Believe: My Faith and the Tackle That Changed My Life
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