My Journey: The Long Way Home: A Memoir of Loss, Inspiration and Redemption
Over thirty-five years ago, Doug Fortenberry was near fatally injured in a motorcycle accident with a car attempting a U-turn on top of a steep hill. The accident left Doug paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair, along with painful lifelong injuries he continues to struggle with to this day. This collection of essays and anecdotes explores Doug's journey to recover from his injuries and embrace his new life as a paraplegic. Since that accident changed Doug's life, he doesn't dwell on the unanswerable question of, "Why do bad things happen to good people?" In an attention-getting style, he presents the possibilities of the future by asking, "Now that this has happened, what shall I do about it?" His no-nonsense story makes a powerful impact, helping people meet the challenge of adversity through his formula for success: faith + attitude + action + accountability = success and excellence. His compelling adventure reveals how he has turned a combination of liability and disability into an asset and personal strength. If you are willing, he is able to help anyone become their best.