Waking by Matthew W. Sanford
A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence

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Matthew Sanford's life and body were irrevocably changed at age 13 when his family's car skidded off a snowy Iowa overpass, killing Matt's father and sister and leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. This pivotal event set Matt on a lifelong journey, from his intensive care experiences at the Mayo Clinic to becoming a paralyzed yoga teacher and founder of a nonprofit organization. Forced to explore what it truly means to live in a body, he emerges with an entirely new view of being a "whole" person. In this searingly candid memoir he delivers a powerful message about the endurance of the human spirit and of the body that houses it.

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MATTHEW W. SANFORD is the founder of the non-profit organization Mind Body Solutions and specializes in adapting yoga to people living with disabilities. He currently resides in Orono, Minnesota.
Published June 27, 2006 by Rodale. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help. Non-fiction

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