Today, Chris Mitchell, releases his memoir “it Doesn’t Define me: How I rebuilt my life after surviving an ischemic stroke to my spinal cord” via Kindle Direct Publishing October 16, 2018.
In Mitchell’s memoir, he shares his story of how his stroke robbed him of his ability to run, walk or even stand forcing him into a wheelchair. From that wheelchair, Mitchell fought a life-threatening blood clot and an insurance company who gave up on his recovery, while relearning and learning new ways to live independently.
Mitchell’s story gives hope to anyone whose life has been turned upside down by a disability, an insight to those who care for them while simultaneously delivering a strong message of hope and never giving up.
Mitchell shares in his memoir, that at a pivotal moment, after seeing people who he knew before his stroke give him looks of pity, he looked at his empty wheelchair, pointed at it and said, “it doesn’t define me!” That became his battle cry and from that moment on he was more determined than ever to reclaim his life, reclaim his independence and become so successful that if people even mentioned that he was physically disabled, it would be an afterthought – if they said it at all.
Mitchell’s book, “it Doesn’t Define me: How I rebuilt my life after surviving an ischemic stroke to my spinal cord” is available on Amazon.