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ISBN-10: 0983590710

ISBN-13: 9780983590712

Edition: 2011

Authors: Nika Maples

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Imprisoned in her own body by a paralyzing stroke at age twenty, Nika Maples depended upon spiritual strength in order to surmount the greatest challenge of her young life: standing on her own two feet again. Not only did she stand, obliterating doctors initial prognoses, she walked ... directly into the passionate profession of a public high school teacher. Thirteen years after the medical trauma she was not expected to survive, Nika stood inside the glimmering granite capitol building in Austin, honored to receive state House and Senate resolutions as 2007 Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year. Let your heart rise along with the inspirational account of a single mother s faith, her dying…    
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: bel esprit books
Publication date: 12/20/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Nika Maples, a native Texan, planned to become a broadcast journalist. By her sophomore year in college, everything changed. A massive brainstem stroke left Nika quadriplegic shortly after her 20th birthday. She could not speak, swallow, or blink. Physicians warned her family that she had as little as 48 hours to live. If she lived at all, they said, she could be expected to remain unresponsive. She had lost all functionality and had no hope of recovery. Almost a year and many physical therapy sessions later, she walked back onto her college campus on her own two feet. Through this experience, Nika learned that whatever we choose to do with our handful of moments on earth, it is critical…