Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem

Notes on A Marathon Journey

Book - 2013
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"On 10 September 2007, while on his OE in London, Josh went for a run after work. He never arrived home - instead he woke up from a coma two months later. Josh had had a cardiac arrest on the footpath of a busy London street, caused by a rare, undiagnosed congenital heart condition - a birth defect. Josh was resuscitated and rushed to the nearby Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, and to the state-of-the-art intensive care unit. Some weeks later, Josh started to show some signs of response to his environment and his long haul back began. Despite the treatment available, however, Josh has experienced major effects from the collapse: a brain injury and some nerve damage. In December 2007 he was transferred back to New Zealand. From being so weak that he could not lift his head off his pillow, Josh and his therapists have worked hard. He has graduated through different stages of being in a wheelchair, standing for a few seconds by himself, using a high frame to support himself and take a few steps, using elbow crutches - two, then one - then a walking stick. Now Josh walks unaided. His balance is still not back to what it was but he manages really well"--Publisher information.
Publisher: ©2013
Levin :, Hartwell,, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
Branch Call Number: 362.19748 HAR
Characteristics: 160 pages :,colour illustrations ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hartwell, Marie 1954-

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