After This... An Inspirational Journey for All the Wrong Reasons

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Catastrophic injuries.
Immediate and total blindness.
An innocent young life shattered at the hands of a drunk driver.

This is an unforgettable account of turning tragedy into triumph. With heart wrenching honesty, humor and insight, Marcus Engel guides us on a path to self-discovery. This coming-of-age story will cause you to view obstacles as opportunities and discover that choices, not circumstances, determine ultimate happiness.

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Unimaginable pain. Terrifying realization.
Then, darkness. Complete and total darkness.

Marcus Engel lived these horrific moments... but that is only the beginning of the story. On a cold autumn night during his first semester of college, a drunk driver struck the car in which Marcus was riding. When he awoke to a world he would never again see, Marcus faced seemingly insurmountable obstacles: survive hundreds of hours of reconstructive surgery, adapt to blindness and find happiness in a world changed forever.

While still restricted to a hospital bed, a feeding tube and respirator, Marcus set his goal: return to college as quickly as possible. This goal would sustain him through two years of medical recovery, a six-month stint at rehab school and one month training with a new Seeing Eye dog.

Not only did Marcus accept and embrace the challenge, but the life lessons he learned are now the guiding forces that inspire hundreds of thousands every day.

Marcus’ career as a professional speaker began at the young age of 22. His story has empowered, enlightened and entertained audiences around the nation to overcome personal adversity and make intelligent decisions.

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"EngelÂ’s perseverance and determination provide immeasurable inspiration to students and adults alike." -- Steve Hirst, Wake Forest University

"Vividly describes the steps in recovery. I was moved to tears. All who read this book will experience a transformation." --Paul H. Ward, M.D. F.A.C.S. UCLA

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