Get Off Your Knees: A Story of Faith, Courage, and Determination (New York State Series)

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Growing up, John Robinson never considered himself an inspiration to
others. He was born a congenital amputee and stands three foot eight as
an adult. Although he has no extension of his arms or legs, he has not
been limited in his career or in his personal life. After graduating from
Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, he
went on to work for NBC affiliates in upstate New York and today is the
director of corporate support for WMHT, the public broadcasting television
station in Albany.
Robinson’s success did not come easily. From learning how to dress
himself after going away to college, to making new friends and feeling
accepted, he struggled to come to terms with his disability and make a life
on his own. Although his journey may not be considered “normal,” he does
not see this as an obstacle, but as an opportunity to succeed and to understand
the meaning of responsibility.
Robinson writes in an honest, personal voice, showing that a disability
does not have to get in the way of an education, a career, a family, or one
of his favorite hobbies, golf. Get Off Your Knees is a touching story and, as
Robinson says, is for “anyone who feels they need inspiration, whether it be
an individual with a mental or physical disability, parents of children with
disabilities, or someone looking to overcome an obstacle in life.”

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John Robinson has twenty years of sales experience in media and is a 1990 graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. He was selected to carry the Olympic torch as it passed through Albany on its way to Salt Lake City for the 2002 games. Dave Allen is coauthor of Golf Annika’s Way, with Annika Sorenstam, and Golf Rx: A 15-Minute-a-Day Core Program for More Yards, with Vijay Vad, M.D. He is currently an editor with GolfChannel.com and lives in Orlando, Florida.

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"Although his arms end at his elbows, he is without knees and he has only two toes on each foot, Robinson has worked in sales for more than 20 years... is married with three children and plays golf regularly with his friends. He accomplished such feats without the use of prosthetics and with an attitude that life's obstacles present opportunities.... Because of Robinson's determination, positive attitude and work ethic, he inspires others effortlessly."- Syracuse New Times --Syracuse New Times

"Inspiring others is fine and dandy, but what does it do for you? `Get Off Your Knees: A Story of Faith, Courage, and Determination' is John Robinson's story of being a congenital amputee, having no extensions of his arms or legs. Robinson tells his tale of facing the only life he's ever known and what it has taught him about himself and other people, as he earned the position of a successful television director. `Get Off Your Knees' is a story of what happens when a person doesn't feel sorry for themselves and rises to life's challenges." - The Midwest Book Review --The Midwest Book Review

"In his new memoir, Get Off Your Knees: A Story of Faith, Courage, and Determination, Robinson talks in a straightforward, personal voice about growing up with his disability. He shares the intimate details of his life and philosophy, including an early discovery that the best solutions of doctors and other experts often aren't that helpful, and the awareness that his best resource is frequently his own ingenuity. Recounting the humorous and the painful, the upbeat and the maddening, Robinson explores a common dialectic experienced by people living with a disability: the experience of being just like everybody else, but also not like anybody else, at the same time."- Ability Magazine --Ability Magazine

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