By Janine Shepherd
Defiant chronicles the awesome lifetime of Janine Shepherd, an elite ski racer whose bid to symbolize Australia within the Olympics used to be minimize brief via a sad coincidence. She recollects the 10 days she hovered among lifestyles and loss of life, confronted with the tough option to enable cross or go back to a physique that will by no means be complete back. After six months in health facility struggling with to rehabilitate her everlasting disabilities, she not just taught herself to stroll again—she earned her wings as either a pilot and an aerobatics instructor.
fortunately married and elevating 3 childrens, her lifestyles was once back upended while she was once pressured to stand a painful divorce, the lack of her domestic, and fiscal break. Undaunted, Janine continued in dealing with her again-reinvented existence as a unmarried mother, in addition to celebrated writer and foreign speaker.
Janine Shepherd stocks with candor and compassion the sensible classes she has realized all through her carrying on with trip. Defiant bargains wish and encouragement for a person dealing with a lifestyles problem, sharing the author’s hard-won knowledge and necessary suggestion for navigating one’s manner from loss to healing.
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