The Resource Gratitude in motion : a true story of hope, determination, and the everyday heroes around us, Colleen Alexander ; with Jenna Glatzer

Gratitude in motion : a true story of hope, determination, and the everyday heroes around us, Colleen Alexander ; with Jenna Glatzer

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Gratitude in motion : a true story of hope, determination, and the everyday heroes around us
Title
Gratitude in motion
Title remainder
a true story of hope, determination, and the everyday heroes around us
Statement of responsibility
Colleen Alexander ; with Jenna Glatzer
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Language
eng
Summary
"It was a beautiful fall day in Connecticut when Colleen Alexander, a lifelong competitive athlete, rode her bike home from work, having just learned her job with the nonprofit PeaceJam was secure. She had survived a diagnosis of lupus and brain surgery that almost took her life, and was married at last to the love of her life, Sean. Life was good as she met the eyes of a truck driver rolling up to the stop sign beside her. He didn't stop. The truck hit Colleen, running over her lower body with front and back tires and dragging her across the pavement. As she bled out in the street, nearby stranger surrounded her and the driver attempted to get away. An EMT herself, Colleen knew she had to stay awake. "I've just been reconnected with my soulmate," she told the medic. "We want to have a baby. I can't die now. Please don't let me die." Colleen spent five weeks in a coma and had 29 surgeries. But she survived, and despite losing her job and suffering from PTSD, she began to focus on all the heroes who saved her life. Determined to find a way to make something positive from her pain, she decided she'd run again. She would dedicate her race medals to the everyday heroes around us, including the medical staff and the 156 blood donors who saved her life. Since the accident Colleen has run 50 races and completed 40 triathalons, including 4 half-Ironman events (1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride, 13.1-mile run). She is now a spokesperson for the Red Cross, and shares her incredible inspirational story to encourage others to take that first step forward"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
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Alexander, Colleen
Dewey number
  • 796.092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV697.A44
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Glatzer, Jenna
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alexander, Colleen
  • Athletes
  • Traffic accident victims
  • Brain
  • Lupus
Label
Gratitude in motion : a true story of hope, determination, and the everyday heroes around us, Colleen Alexander ; with Jenna Glatzer
Instantiates
Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 269 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781455571130
Lccn
2017032477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • 1641980
  • (OCoLC)986956172
  • 1623225
  • (OCoLC)ocn986956172
  • 1623225
  • 1641980
  • 1641980
Label
Gratitude in motion : a true story of hope, determination, and the everyday heroes around us, Colleen Alexander ; with Jenna Glatzer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 269 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781455571130
Lccn
2017032477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • 1641980
  • (OCoLC)986956172
  • 1623225
  • (OCoLC)ocn986956172
  • 1623225
  • 1641980
  • 1641980

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