Rise and Shine by Simon Lewis
The Extraordinary Story of One Man's Journey from Near Death to Full Recovery

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An impassioned tale of survival and recovery, this inspirational story recounts the author’s horrific car accident, his subsequent coma, and the more than 15 years of cutting-edge treatments and therapies endured during convalescence. With specific details of the rigorous rehabilitation process that ensued, including numerous breakthrough and experimental surgeries, the book also provides practical insight into navigating the treacherous world of insurance and how to differentiate between the often conflicting medical opinions offered. In addition to describing the numerous procedures undergone, the author tells not only of his pain, frustration, and despair, but also of his childlike wonder at the beauty and miracle of creation. A first-person account of sudden, unexpected tragedy and life-affirming courage, this remarkable tale of regeneration imparts lessons both medical and spiritual.


About Simon Lewis

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Simon Lewis was born in Wales and grew up in Scotland. He has worked as a travel writer on the Rough Guides to China, Beijing, and Shanghai. He is the author of Bad Traffic and Go, which he wrote in a village in the Himalayas. He spends half his time in Brixton, London, and the rest in Asia, mostly China and Japan.
Published May 1, 2010 by Santa Monica Press. 361 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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Simon Lewis was a film producer whose life was turned upside down when his car was broadsided and sent careening into a tree.

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Dallas News

Vancouver Whitecaps defenseman Jay DeMerit (left), is featured in the new documentary, "Rise and Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story."

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The Jewish Chronicle

So reflects Simon Lewis, in Rise and Shine, his searing story of survival.

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As pedestrian as its title, sports docu "Rise and Shine" finds little of real interest in the story of Jay DeMerit, a Midwesterner who successfully went abroad to find a place in pro soccer.

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