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Overwhelming Odds: The Inspirational Story of Nine-Year-Old John O'Leary's Miraculous and Triumphant Fight to Survive from Burns on 98% of His Body

O'Leary Susan and Dennis O'Leary

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ISBN 10: 5182700199 / ISBN 13: 9785182700191
Published by Susan and Denny O'Leary, Saint Louis, Missouri, 2008
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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"This inspirational story is written by Susan and Denny O'Leary, who find themselves inside any parent's worst nightmare. On an ordinary wintery day in a quiet St. Louis suburb, their son John is engulfed by flames after a gasoline explosion. John, just nine years old, critically injured and, begging to die, is transported to St. John's hospital where he remains for more than four months, with 98% of his body severely burned. Against all odds, John lives. Along the arduous road to recovery he meets and is helped by a cast of fascinating and sympathetic characters: Jack Buck, announcer for the St. Louis Cardinals; Gino Cavallini, dynamic member of the St. Louis Blues hockey team; Glenn Cunningham, motivational speaker and former Olympic champion; and a host of family medical providers, friends, and strangers, who share themselves, their talents and their God to help John first survive and eventually thrive." This book has 132 pages. The book is a SIGNED PRESENTATION copy from the subject of the book, John O'Leary. Bookseller Inventory # 062083

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Title: Overwhelming Odds: The Inspirational Story ...

Publisher: Susan and Denny O'Leary, Saint Louis, Missouri

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Pictorial Softcover

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed by the Subject of the Book

Edition: Not Given

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Susan O'Leary recounts the miraculous and triumphant fight of her then 9-year-old son to survive and recover from a devastating burn covering 98% of his body. The book unveils a truth of universal importance, namely, by helping others in need we can become their miracles.

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This inspirational story is written by Susan and Denny O'Leary, who find themselves inside any parent's worst nightmare. On an ordinary wintry day in a quiet St. Louis suburb, their son John is engulfed by flames after a gasoline explosion. John, just nine years old, critically injured and, begging to die, is transported to St. John's hospital where he remains for more than four months, with 98% of his body severely burned.Against all odds, John lives. Along the arduous road to recovery he meets and is helped by a cast of fascinating and sympathetic characters: Jack Buck, announcer for the St. Louis Cardinals; Gino Cavallini, dynamic member of the St. Louis Blues hockey team; Glenn Cunningham, motivational speaker and former Olympic champion; and a host of family, medical proivders, friends, and strangers, who share themselves, their talents and their God to help John first survive and eventually thrive.

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