One More Step: My Story of Living with Cerebral Palsy, Climbing Kilimanjaro, and Surviving the Hardest Race on Earth
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Thousands have done each individually. Infused with his irresistible charisma, courage, and heart, illustrated with 16 pages of color photos, One More Step shows us that we can all conquer our own challenges and embrace every moment life has to offer.. Bonner is the first person with cerebral palsy to do both.Diagnosed in his youth, Bonner swore he wouldn’t let this neurological disorder limit him, and for twenty-nine years he guarded the truth about his health. No longer would he be content striving for normal. In this exhilarating and inspirational memoir, the first man with cerebral palsy to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and complete the brutal Ironman competition shares the exhilarating adventure that led to his achievements—redefining our ideas of normal and proving that life is never truly limited for any of us.Bonner Paddock summited 19,341 foot-high Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s tallest freestanding mountain. Four years later, he earned the elite triathlete title, Kona Ironman. Instead he would live life to its fullest, pursuing one breathtaking experience at a time—while raising money for special needs children along the way—and never turn down a challenge for fear of his physical limitations.His is a remarkable journey that has taken him across the globe and introduced him to a fascinating cast of characters wh
Baime, New York Times bestselling author of The Arsenal of Democracy and Go Like Hell)“One More Step is a courageous and heartwarming story of one man’s trials and triumphs over cerebral palsy. An emotion- and action-packed story of the author’s tenacious, dogged pursuit of his goals.” (Kirkus Reviews)“Each step of Paddock’s journey is described in vivid and compelling detail. Readers will cheer for this extraordinary man, whose story is solid evidence that limits fall away when confronted with resolve, service, and courage.” (Publishers Weekly) . J. On a deeper level, however, it’s about the human bonds that can push us to become heroes. Through it all, Bonner Paddock keeps going, and takes all of us along with him.” (Jay Bilas, ESPN basketball analyst and author of the New York Times bestseller Toughness: Developing True Strength On and Off the Court)“Bonn
John W. Quinn said An Amazing Story of An Amazing Man!. At first glance, you might think One More Step is about climbing mountains or competing in triathlons. You might even think that Bonner Paddock's book is about living with cerebral palsy. Yes, One More Step is about these things - but it's more than that. Much more. At its core, this remarkable book is about acceptance, letting go of resentment, and love. There's something in its pages for everyone to enjoy.Written in an easy, conversational style, I read this book in two days, captivated by the narrative of a man who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro fueled by anger only to complete the Ironman World Championships in Kona propell. Completely candid, honest and insightful book Bonner's journey is simply amazing to follow. The drive and determination he has is so inspirational. The struggles he faces within himself and the courage he has (and gives others) is profound. Truly shows what One Man can do. "Bonner's words will help you rethink the word "impossible."" according to Christi MacNee. Learning about the various aspects of Cerebral Palsy and how it affects each person differently, was truly an eye-opener. As Bonner takes you with him through his extraordinary accomplishments, you will feel yourself beside him, cheering him on. But he also let's you step inside of his heart and spirit as he describes the intimate, humanistic, emotional aspects of his personal struggles -- which eventually become victories. The steps that lead there make this book a must read. His words will help you rethink the word "impossible."
Bonner Paddock is a successful business executive and the founder of the OM Foundation® (OMF), serving the needs of children with all types of disabilities. He lives in Laguna Beach, California.Neal Bascomb is a former international journalist and the award-winning author of six bestselling books, including The Perfect Mile a