Janine Shepherd On My Own Two Feet

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On My Own Two Feet

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United States author tour April/May 2008! In 1986, champion cross-country skier Janine Shepherd was training for the Winter Olympics when she was hit by a truck and suffered life-threatening injuries. Janine was told that she would never walk again. That story was recounted in her bestselling memoir NEVER TELL ME NEVER, which was subsequently made into a telemovie starring Claudia Karvan. Not only did Janine confound her doctors by learning to walk again, she learned to fly a plane and became a commercial pilot and aerobatics instructor. She married and had three children, despite the medical belief this would be impossible. That moving and inspirational story is the subject of DARE TO FLY, which also describes the incredible response to her first book and the way the Australian public opened their hearts to Janine. The next chapter in her life appeared to be stable and idyllic: buying a farm and moving to the Southern Highlands with her husband and three kids, running the farm, continuing with her aerobatic and flying training, learning to ride a horse. Janine being Janine, she not only learned to ride, but learned dressage, and learned it so well she was in the running for seleciton in the Paralympic Equestrian Team for the Athens Olympics. Then the unthinkable happened. Her husband, Tim, became seriously ill and suddenly, her long-held dream of country life began to crumble. ON MY OWN TWO FEET is the honest and often heart-wrenching account of Janine's struggle to save her family from an unpredictable and devastating illness that threatened to tear them apart. Anyone who has gained strength and inspiration from Janine's previous books will be saddened, touched but ultimately uplifted by this incredible story, told with her characteristic warmth, integrity and humour.

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Janine Shepherd is the bestselling author of NEVER TELL ME NEVER, DARE TO FLY, REACHING FOR THE STARS and ON MY OWN TWO FEET. She is a commercial pilot and aerobatics flying instructor and lives in the Southern Highlands with her three children. In 2001 she was awarded an Order of Australia and in 1999 was named one of the worlds Ten Outstanding Young People by Junior Chamber International( young people's Rotary) Today, Janine is much in demand as one of Australia's most sought after motivational speakers. She travels extensively in Australia and overseas, sharing her story with others.

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