One of my favorite quotes comes from Irish Wisdom: 

"the darkest hour is just before the dawn"

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Book Synopsis

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The remarkable story about David FitzGerald’s recovery from a brain stem injury. This work of non-fiction is an inspiring read from start to finish. The story follows David’s life after he suffers an horrific brain injury from a horse riding accident when he was 11 years old. Even with the love and support of his family, the early times were wrought with emotional anger and depression. He talked slowly and there was very little respect shown from people towards him. Trying to cope with Parkinson’s syndrome was devastating. Eventually he found the inner strength to go on to university and the healing process began with his determination never to give up. Travelling to Europe and the UK, David also shares his joy of marriage and two beautiful daughters. This is a story of hope no matter what happens in life, it’s how you deal with it that matters. Written with heartfelt honesty, this is a powerful and inspiring story that needs to be read. By sharing his challenges and triumphs over the years and his determination to achieve what he wanted, David’s story is a wonderful self-help tool for others in similar situations.