Book Review: TOUGH AS THEY COME
http://images.randomhouse.com/cover/9781101904800?width=125&alt=no_cover_b4b.gif This is a true story of a modern American hero. Staff Sargent Travis Miles grew up in small town America. He was raised in a typical large family of the midwest, excelled in high school sports, pulled pranks on his friends like other kids and aspired to make something of his life. He joined the army and wanted to serve his country. On his second duty to Iraq, he was wounded by an IED and lost all four of his limbs.
As the medics transported him to an area hospital, his only concern was his fellow soldiers and remarkably, he cheered them on without even focusing on his own loss of all mobility in his body. His recovery was long and difficult as expected. He experienced an extended coma, the ups and downs of physical therapy and tremendous pain. Yet Travis never lost hope and always was protective of his extended family and newlywed wife. Together they persevered as a family. Travis received artificial limbs and rallied to learn to use them to the fullest.
Today, he is now a dad, walks and lifts on his own and is eager to share his story to encourage his fellow injured warriors and challenge young people to serve their country and be a person of courage and hope. The book is a good read for people who enjoy a powerful story, crave testimonies of faith and need a reminder that heroes are still emerging in our culture.
("I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.")