Genre: Family/Relationship Published by: Frank Zaccari (Createspace) Publication Date: October 2012 Number of Pages: 245 Purchase Links:
It is the phone call every person lives in fear of receiving. There has been an accident and your loved one is paralyzed. A spinal cord injury is the single most devastating and life altering event. Based on a true story, Michael and Donna were young, successful, in love and planning their life together. That life was radically changed by a tragic car accident. Now a wheelchair user as a quadriplegic, with limited movement, constant infections and multiple surgeries, doctors projected Michael’s best case life expectancy to be five years. See how this young couple battles through his injury and spends his five years making a lasting impact on hundreds of people. It will make you realize what can be accomplished when a person does not let circumstances dictate their life.
Frank Zaccari is a native of western New York. He received his bachelor’s in finance from California State University at Sacramento after serving as a military medic in the United States Air Force. He spent more than two decades in the technology industry, holding various positions from account representative to CEO. He also spent time specializing in turn-around management of companies under $100 million. Zaccari left the industry to provide primary care of his children, purchasing a small business that was more accommodating to his family. He presently owns an insurance agency in Sacramento, where he currently resides. “Five Years to Live” is not his only book for sale. He has also written, “When the Wife Cheats,” “From the Ashes: The Rise of the University of Washington Volleyball Program,” and “Inside the Spaghetti Bowl.”
Five Years to Live is a story about a young man, Michael,who was looking forward to a life with his love Donna. Things were not to be as on a business trip for a new job, he has an accident on the highway and ends up a quadriplegic. Based on a true story, we see how Michael's huge Italian family and numerous friends are affected by this tragic accident that leaves Michael paralyzed for life. This book is not a novel but almost reads like one as the reader is taken along the path with Michael as he battles infections, endures grueling therapy and has thoughts about giving up the battle. But Michael does not give up the battle and he defies the doctor's odds of only having 5 years to live. I love how the author incorporated into the story little tidbits of information about the life of a quadriplegic. We see the struggles that not only Michael has to go through but also for his mother who was his primary caregiver and his love,Donna, who has moved on to a life without him. This is a man to be admired for his strength and courage against mounting odds. I highly recommend this book. I received a copy of this book for review and was not monetarily compensated for my review.
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