Cal King had it all: charm, affability, a body chiseled by rigorous workouts, and a successful career as a financial service executive. But that all changed dramatically during the first week of August in 2000. On a business trip to Chicago, he contracted Legionnaire's Disease. Within a few dreadful days of contracting the disease, he narrowly escaped death, lost the ability to speak, and saw his rising star plummet. qNever Betterq narrates the story of his efforts to overcome the devastating effects of this disease, including speech impairment, a weakened body, and depression that threatened to consume his life. It is the story of his single-minded determination to talk, resume his career as a successful call center executive, and rise above the hurtful looks from people who believed he was mentally-challenged in the wake of Legionnaire's Disease. qNever Betterq demonstrates the importance of faith, perseverance, and bravery. It reveals the inner spirit of a man destined to overcome nearly insurmountable odds to find new meaning in his life.How Legionnairea#39;s Disease Gave Meaning to My Life Calvin L. King ... I had charm, a body chiseled by rigorous workouts, and a successful career as a financial service executive when, during a business trip, I contracted Legionnairea#39;s ... The ataxia affected my eye- hand coordination, and affected my ambulatory functions.
|Author||:||Calvin L. King|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2010-09-01|