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Book details
  • Genre:HEALTH & FITNESS
  • SubGenre:Healing
  • Language:English
  • Pages:165
  • eBook ISBN:9781483534688

Toe Up to 10K

A Journey of Recovery from Spinal Cord Injury

by Steven Fujita

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Overview

In June 2012, Steven Fujita went to the emergency room, and was diagnosed with meningitis. As a result, he had suffered spinal cord damage at the T4 level. At the very start of his ordeal, Fujita could not speak, eat, breathe independently, control bodily functions, nor move his legs. In this book, he takes the reader on a journey of recovery from a spinal cord injury.

Description

In June 2012, Steven Fujita went to the emergency room, and was diagnosed with meningitis. After four days of improvement, he was scheduled to be discharged when his condition worsened dramatically. His blood pressure, body temperature and sodium levels all became dangerously low. He started to lose consciousness. He was rushed to the Intensive Care Unit. He had suffered spinal cord damage at the T4 level. Upon regaining full consciousness, Fujita could not speak, eat, breathe independently, control bodily functions, nor move his legs. “Once we understand what we have to go through, become resolved to see it through, and know we will survive, we feel our ordeal is not so bad,” Fujita writes. In this book, he takes the reader on a journey of recovery from a spinal cord injury. It is not only a journey of determination and hard work, but of positive attitude, of drawing inspiration, of gratitude towards those around him: his family, his friends, co-workers, and medical professionals.

About the author

Steven Fujita was born in Los Angeles and raised in Torrance, California. He attended college in Washington, D.C., and currently lives in Long Beach, California. Mr. Fujita is the author of the vampire novella, Sword of the Undead and the financial planning book, $10 A Day Towards $1,000,000. In June 2012, as a consequence of meningitis, he suffered a spinal cord injury, which temporarily left him a paraplegic. He wrote about his recovery process in a book titled Toe Up to 10K. He is currently working on his new projects representing his return to supernatural fiction.

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