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07/19/2014

Life after paraplegia

Mentor for the handicapped and people in need of care

In August 2003, Austrian politician Norbert Hofer had a serious accident while paragliding. He survived, but the cold diagnosis was: spinal paralysis - life in a wheelchair.

Hardly anyone who meets him years later knows his tale of suffering or his wheelchair handling skills.

Eleven years after the accident, this book talks about the long way back, great goals, small steps and the search for new happiness. A must read for all people who believe that a stroke of fate only ever hits others, and a book of hope for those who are confronted with an apparently hopeless situation. 

The book also contains a practical guide for those affected and their relatives. How can you plan accessibility, how can you avoid bedsores or to whom can you turn if you need support during nursing care?

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