All the Steps I Have Taken

All the Steps I Have Taken

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As a six-month-old infant, Linda Christianson was diagnosed with poliomyelitis, a highly contagious disease that crippled thousands of children and adults before a vaccine became available in 1953. In her memoir, she now shares the intimate story of her struggle with the disease and of learning to approach her life in as normal a way as possible. She details the struggles that she faced growing up and the challenges that she handles each day of her life. Because she contracted polio at such a young age, Linda was never able to enjoy the carefree childhood of skipping, dancing, and jumping that other children, including her sister, were able to experience. She had to learn how to live with her disease and to carve out a productive life for herself. Today, she approaches tasks with planning and much forethought. She works within the limitations of her disease but still finds joy and accomplishment in each day. All the Steps I Have Taken presents the chronicle of her life, which has given her a magnificent family, a superlative set of friends with whom she shares her life, and her beloved home. a€œ...a remarkably moving story of one womana€™s courage and resilience. It is a real inspiration for us all.a€ a€”Barb Blome a€œAnyone who has never been stricken with polio will give thanks for what they have been spared, yet may wonder why another is not so lucky. This story makes one realize how God works in their life through their adversity. It brings back the footprints in the sand quote a€œduring your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried youa€ a€œA true inspiration.a€ a€”Vikki WacekBoth of my ankles are fused, so it is very hard to find shoes with the right heel height. If I find shoes that ... We made the journey and found the shoe-repair shop where Ia#39;d bought them, but the shop no longer sold Red Wing seconds. They said Ianbsp;...

Title:All the Steps I Have Taken
Author: Linda L. Christianson
Publisher:Inspiring Voices - 2012-08-07

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