Every year, 40,000 Americans suffer spinal cord injuries. Lee Goldstein is one of them. Lee has been living with his injury for 68+ years, making him unofficially the longest living quadriplegic in history. The story of his injury and the reasons for his survival are chronicled in this stunning book. Lee tells of his terrible injury, his fight for life, and the amazing life he has led ever since. He was rescued from drowning by a famous singer. He hobnobbed with celebrities during his hospitalization and afterwards. Behind his success, as a young man and an adult, was a loving, caring and supportive family. Lee Goldstein and his late wife Marilyn raised five adopted children, including Tim, who suffered from autism, and whom they raised to successful adulthood. Lee's present wife Ellen is a rock, and has made Lee's later years close to divine. No punches are pulled in this very honest and sometimes graphic account of what para/quads and their caretakers must be prepared to deal with every day, from the use of wheelchairs, to bathroom needs, to the sometimes life-threatening, embarrassing, or hilarious moments in the para/quad's life. But none of these stopped Goldstein, who graduated UCLA and went on to open and run many successful businesses, and live an exceptional, colorful life. Everyone who reads this book will be inspired and will come to better understand the real lives of para/quads, how they must live in order to keep living-and how much a good attitude has to do with how good life can be...even in a chair.
- ISBN-13: 9781611878004
- ISBN-10: 1611878004
- Publisher: Untreed Reads Publishing
- Publish Date: February 2015
- Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.79 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.14 pounds
- Page Count: 354