Memoirs, Sports

Just Don’t Fall: How I Grew Up, Conquered Illness, and Made It Down the Mountain by Josh Sundquist

Ages 18+


Nine-year-old Josh Sundquist’s life changed forever when he was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma and lost his left leg as a result of the cancer. He grew up in a small Virginia town and was home schooled with his siblings as his parents struggled to make ends meet. Then one day he attempts to ski for the first time on a nearby mountain. From then on he is determined to ski in the Paralympics, however, he still has academics, another cancer scare, and his physical abilities to worry about. He realizes that if he is to succeed, he has to persevere and conquer the mountain.

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