Classmates…

Bob Peters announces the availability of his newly-published book, A Dive Too Deep

 

How deep is a dive too deep? Deep enough to make a large splash? Or deep enough to completely and permanently paralyze a 24-year-old, newly-married young man?

On July 25, 1964, my dive too deep turned my life and my wife’s upside down. My neurosurgeon was brutally honest and put it this way: “You broke your neck and crushed your spinal cord. You’ve lost movement and sensation in both arms and both legs. You’re totally and permanently paralyzed from your shoulders down.

“You’ll probably never get out bed. If you do, you’ll never walk, and it’s not likely you’ll live much past forty.”

Hearing these crushing words, my mind screamed…

Why me?

This is not a depressing account of adjusting to life with a disability. Rather, this is a story of committed love and humor alongside the agony we faced while adjusting to this new and different world. We struggled through two months in the bowels of Methodist’s ICU and twelve months at Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute where their staff reconstructed my broken body and confused mind.

We survived…

Fourteen months after my life-altering dive, I returned to work. And for the next 39 years, I lived and worked. My disability presented opportunities; opportunities to change we’ve lived and workedattitudinal barriers by opening minds, and opportunities to break down architectural barriers by opening doors.

Opportunities often come along disguised as a Why me life-altering experience.

We thrived…

To place a book order or for more information, visit www.adivetoodeep.com, If you don’t have a PayPal account, contact rpeters540@aol.com