CRASHING THROUGH: A TRUE STORY OF RISK, ADVENTURE, AND THE MAN WHO DARED TO SEE

CRASHING THROUGH: A TRUE STORY OF RISK, ADVENTURE, AND THE MAN WHO DARED TO SEE

By: Kurson, Robert

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. In his critically acclaimed bestseller Shadow Divers, Robert Kurson explore d the depths of history, friendship, and compulsion. Now Kurson returns wit h another thrilling adventure-the stunning true story of one man's heroic o dyssey from blindness into sight. Mike May spent his life crashing through. Blinded at age three, he defied e xpectations by breaking world records in downhill speed skiing, joining the CIA, and becoming a successful inventor, entrepreneur, and family man. He had never yearned for vision. Then, in 1999, a chance encounter brought startling news: a revolutionary s tem cell transplant surgery could restore May's vision. It would allow him to drive, to read, to see his children's faces. He began to contemplate an astonishing new world: Would music still sound the same? Would sex be diffe rent? Would he recognize himself in the mirror? Would his marriage survive? Would he still be Mike May? The procedure was filled with risks, some of them deadly, others beyond May 's wildest dreams. Even if the surgery worked, history was against him. Few er than twenty cases were known worldwide in which a person gained vision a fter a lifetime of blindness. Each of those people suffered desperate conse quences we can scarcely imagine. There were countless reasons for May to pass on vision. He could think of o nly a single reason to go forward. Whatever his decision, he knew it would change his life. Beautifully written and thrillingly told, Crashing Through is a journey of suspens.

Title: CRASHING THROUGH: A TRUE STORY OF RISK, ADVENTURE, AND THE MAN WHO DARED TO SEE

Author Name: Kurson, Robert

Categories: Biographies & Memoirs,

Publisher: Random House: 2007

ISBN Number: 1400063353

ISBN Number 13: 9781400063352

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000032837