When Special Forces soldier Jason Morgan was left crippled by a mission that went wrong, battling depression and wheelchair-bound, his wife left him, and overnight he became a paraplegic father with three young boys to raise. He had lost the two very things that defined him: his military service plus his family and marriage.
As the pain spiked to unbearable levels, he agreed to have surgery to block it. But the doctors' promises that he would keep his mobility proved misplaced. After the surgery the pain was less, yet he'd lost the ability to move his legs.
It was then that Jason reached his lowest ebb. But it was then, too, that he heard about a not-for-profit call Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), one that specializes in providing service dogs to wounded veterans. Jason was convinced that his disability was serious enough to qualify him for a service dog and that CCI had just the animal for him.
Yet when he flew to their Oceanside, California, facility to meet his dog, Jason had no idea how much his life was about to change. So low was he that he wished that the airplane carrying him would tumble out of the sky and bring it all to an end. After meeting his black Labrador service dog, Napal, he would never do so again.
This is the story of how Napal enabled Jason to rebuild his life, to reconnect with his family and to find true peace against all the odds.
©2016 Damien Lewis/Jason Morgan (P)2016 W F Howes
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"Woe is me"
So disapointed with this read. There is only so much self pity my ears can handle and after 3 hours my soul couldnt take anymore. No one in the world has as suffered quite as much pain as the main character. No one comes close to the uphill struggle he has endured . The book just seems to be a vent for his narcissistic woe is me attitude to life.
"This book is so like my life with my assistance."
I carries on the work of love and charging people''s lives . Could not but down. So hart felt , my tears falling .
I was looking forward to listening to this book but only managed about one hour. The narrators voice was so expressionless and his delivery was so monotonous that I couldn't listen any longer. I may well buy this book to read myself as it's a shame that a story such as this should be ruined by dreadful narration.
"Absolutely brilliant and beautiful"
Sometimes sad but also funny true story of the journey of a military veteran paraplegic, Jason, from injury to recovery, physical and psychological, aided by his support dog. Paralleled by the journey of Npaul from puppyhood to highly intelligent and intuitive support dog nurtured by Jim, another military veteran paraplegic and puppy raiser, and how their emotional journeys crossed in sharing the life of this beautiful dog.
"Pretty sad in parts but an excellent story."
I cried and laughed in various places. Love to hear about JM's new dog next.
"Fascinating and heartfelt"
Loved this audio- the narrator told the story brilliantly and was perfect as 'Jason'. Great true life read about an inspiring individual and gorgeous dog. Well worth a read
I've listening to the book since last night and have enjoyed every part of it .
it was very well narrated and it was as if you were there if you let your emotions go.
great listen..unbelievable story anybody with pets can understand the power of dogs on people's lives
"I feel like I watched this story unfold!"
A stunning book that I will never forget! This is a book full of emotion and love, in that it gives a heart felt reminder of how we should make the most of those funny and collect in a bottle moments. Thank You Jason Morgan, you are an inspiration.
inspirational unputdownable story that will affect you for years
wonderfully written and well read a must read
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