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Unshattered

By: Carol J. Decker,Stacey L. Nash
Narrated by: Stacey L. Nash
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Summary

On June 10, 2008, Carol Decker walked through the hospital doors a healthy woman with flu-like symptoms and early labor contractions. Three months later, she returned home a blind triple-amputee struggling to bond with a daughter she would never see.

Unshattered recounts Carol's fight for survival against sepsis and its life-shattering complications. From excruciating skin grafts to learning how to function in daily life without lower legs, a left hand, and her sight, Carol takes us on a personal and raw, yet inspiring journey. She travels through the darkness of trauma, anxiety, and depression to arrive, literally, at the peak of a mountain with a heart full of gratitude and love. More than a story of triumph over tragedy, the book offers inspiring life lessons and insights which can help listeners to do more than endure unimaginable pain and darkness in their own lives. This book can give them the perspective and strength to pick up the pieces of their own tragedies and choose a life of healing, purpose, and joy - a beautiful life.

©2018 Carol J. Decker and Stacey L. Nash (P)2018 Carol J. Decker and Stacey L. Nash

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Amazing story which has made me more determined to strive for the life I want.

This was an uplifting and inspiring story, the humility and honesty that Carol shared through her story was rore and believable. I felt her pain in the sad times and her excitement in the successes. As a fellow totally blind person the story also touched me and has made me more encouraged to go after the life I want. It’s also made me grateful for what I have, I may not have eyes that work but I’m physically able in every other way and don’t have to face the challenges that Carol does. I have also been this way my whole life so do not know any different, however Carol had to face this in her early thirties with no warning, it is impossible for me to imagine what that must have been lied to suddenly be unable to see and lose three limbs. Despite her challenges, she’s gone on to live a full and productive life. The story has inspired me because if she can do it with the challenges she faces as somebody who’s only Disability is a lack of eyes that work I have no excuses. Over the last couple of years I’ve been on an inspiring journey personal development and learning, this story has made me even more determined to continue that journey to realise mine and others full potential.

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Inspirational story

A very human story of achievement despite immense adversity. Written with feeling & well narrated.

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  • Cindy Tortorici
  • 03-12-18

inspiring !

this is a wonderful story of gratitude and persistence! Don't miss this book especially if you need a boost of inspiration!

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  • Katie
  • 04-03-21

Wonderful story of resilience!

Really enjoyed the open, vulnerable story. Way to fight to live, Carol! I appreciated their gratefulness to their extended family that was throughout the book.

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  • Kris A. Robinson
  • 27-06-19

Inspirational

I recently was lucky enough to meet and listen to a speech by Carol at a conference in Atlanta, her story made me immediately buy this book. I am so happy I did, perspective is key, and this book helps to show everyone has struggles and ways you can get through.

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  • Andrea Haisch
  • 22-01-19

Incredible

Carols journey is simply incredible. Thank you, Carol for sharing it with the world. As an amputee myself from Sumner, also with Friedly, Smith, and Greg as the superstars of my recovery, I loved hearing your perspective and your story. Thank you, thank you, thank you. This book is such a gift.

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  • River
  • 16-06-22

Incredible, Inspiring, Moving

Such a heartbreaking and inspiring story all wrapped up together. I was moved, inspired, and felt so much of her life through this book. The narrator was very good and made the story come alive. Definitely well worth the read/listen to.