Fighting Blind

Fighting Blind

Blinded,. and. Worse. What I remember after that flash on the roof of the Iraqi building is fighting. Me fighting. Not shooting, not punching, not waging war in any of the conventional or normal senses of the word, but fighting as ...

Author: Ivan Castro

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466887985

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Fighting was a practiced routine for Lieutenant Ivan Castro. But when a mortar round struck the rooftop of his sniper’s post in Iraq, he found himself in a battle more difficult than even he could have imagined. The direct hit killed two other soldiers and nearly claimed Castro’s life as well. Mangled by shrapnel and badly burned, Castro was medevac’d to Germany more dead than alive. His lungs were collapsed. He couldn’t hear. One eye had been blown out, the nerve to the other severed. In the weeks and months that followed, Castro would find that physical darkness was nothing compared to the emotional darkness of loss and despair. Desperate for a reason to live, he eventually fought his way back to health through exercise and a single-minded goal: running a marathon. Once he set his course, there was no stopping him. Stubborn to a point that at times bordered on insanity, he managed not only to recover but to return to active duty. Since 2007, he has run over two dozen marathons, including the Boston Marathon in 2013, where he was one of the runners diverted when the bombs exploded. Today, Castro helps prepare soldiers for combat, working exactly as if he were “sighted.” Fighting Blind, this frankly told account of his struggle through adversity, the highs and lows and the always bumpy road in between, is a story of hope and perseverance against the odds: an Unbroken for the present generation.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Fighting Blind

Fighting Blind

After being rescued from a landslide by mole people, Jack learns their secret to living undetected, and wonders if the magic of their powerful crystals can help him defeat Aku once and for all.

Author: Paul Siefken

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

ISBN: 0439449200

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 72

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After being rescued from a landslide by mole people, Jack learns their secret to living undetected, and wonders if the magic of their powerful crystals can help him defeat Aku once and for all.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Fighting Blind

Fighting Blind

. . Fighting Blind is a must-read.' Glenn McGrath.

Author: Shane Horsburgh

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781742695594

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Heroism is found in many forms and sometimes in the most unlikely places Australian Shane Horsburgh spent years immersed in the chaotic, adrenaline-fuelled world of high-risk policing and counterterrorism - but when the thrill wore off, he quit his job and flew into Baghdad to work for the US Department of Defense, training commandos for the post-Saddam Iraqi police force. Life in Iraq is surreal, violent and unpredictable - and the enemy is almost impossible to pick. Shane must endure intense physical and mental stress brought on by rogue insurgents, mortar attacks, roadside bombs and fifty-degree heat, doing his best to survive while staying focused on the job. Then he meets an elderly Iraqi man, known as the Professor, in a brief encounter that changes his life . . . 'aeThis is a great read for all blokes, and women too who want to understand us guys a little more . . . Fighting Blind is a must-read.' Glenn McGrath.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Fighting Blind

Fighting Blind

She refuses to speak about the past, or the secrets I know she's hiding. I know she's planning on running again. But when you love someone, you stay and fight. Even if you're fighting blind.

Author: C. M. Seabrook

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1533453071

Category:

Page: 246

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Mackenzie Brooks is everything I've ever wanted. Three years ago, she walked out of my life. No explanation. Just gone. With the biggest fight of my career only weeks away, she walked back in. I'll do anything to protect her. Destroy anyone who tries to hurt her. When it comes to Mac, there isn't a line I won't cross. I've loved her my entire life, and now that's she's back I won't let her go. She refuses to speak about the past, or the secrets I know she's hiding. I know she's planning on running again. But when you love someone, you stay and fight. Even if you're fighting blind.
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Fighting Blind

Fighting Blind

Author: William Donald Adkins

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:50564848

Category: Blind

Page: 368

View: 459

Categories: Blind

The Blind Man of Hoy

The Blind Man of Hoy

Ron Kauk From the outset Matthew had been adamant that the story of a blind person attempting Britain's most iconic ... I had contacted RP Fighting Blindness, a small charity whose sole mission is to make Retinitis Pigmentosa history.

Author: Red Szell

Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781910124239

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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From the moment I watched a documentary of Chris Bonington and Tom Patey climb the perpendicular flanks of the Old Man of Hoy I knew that my life would not be complete until I had followed in their footholds. That was in 1983 when I was thirteen. Within months I was tackling my first crags and dreaming of standing atop Europe's tallest sea stack with the Atlantic pounding 450 feet below. Those dreams went dark at nineteen when I learned I was going blind. I hung up my harness for twenty years and tried to ignore the twinge of desire I felt every time The Old Man appeared on TV.' Middle aged, by now a family man, crime novelist and occasional radio personality, Red Szell's life nonetheless felt incomplete. He was still climbing, but only indoors until he shared his old, unforgotten, dream with his buddies, Matthew and Andres, and it became obvious that an attempt had to be made. With the help of mountain guides Martin Moran and Nick Carter, and adventure cameraman Keith Partridge, supported by family and an ever growing following, Red set out to confront the Orcadian giant.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Fighting Blind

Fighting Blind

Fighting Blind is a story about the battles we all fight.

Author: Jeremy Lee

Publisher: Booklocker.com

ISBN: 1634907787

Category: Fiction

Page: 478

View: 172

Fighting Blind is a story about the battles we all fight. Ezzard Pearl Riley lost his mother at age eleven to a suspicious accident and was left with his drunken father. Teddy Rose was a devout family man who had been training his entire life but struggles after losing his most loved fighter. Fighting Blind is a story of our human condition to overcome and win the fight of life.
Categories: Fiction