Item description for No Excuses: The True Story of a Congenital Amputee Who Became a Chammpion in Wrestling and in Life by Kyle Maynard...
Overview An inspirational portrait of a winner of the ESPY Award for Best Athlete with a Disability recounts how he overcame a rare disorder through which he was born without full arms and legs, describes his ties to his faith and extended family, and remembers his achievements as a football lineman and state champion wrestler. Reprint.
He was born a congenital amputee, his arms ending at his elbows and his legs at his knees. But that didn't stop Kyle Maynard from becoming a champion, on the wrestling mat and in his life. "No Excuses" is the inspiring story of Kyle's battle against the odds. You'll learn about the family who supported him, the coach who trained him, and the faith that strengthened him to face the toughest fights.
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Studio: Regnery Publishing, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 6.12" Height: 0.73" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2006
Publisher Regnery Publishing, Inc.
ISBN 1596980109 ISBN13 9781596980105
Availability 16 units. Availability accurate as of Jul 24, 2017 03:01.
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More About Kyle Maynard
Kyle Maynard was born in 1986 with a rare disorder called congenital amputation. He has no forearms, shortened legs, and stands only four feet tall. Yet Kyle has learned to live a full and active life. Besides dealing with everyday challenges, he is an excellent student, has impeccable handwriting, and can type fifty words a minute. A competitor to the core, Kyle was determined to succeed as an athlete. Through hard work, the support of his family, and a coach who designed new wrestling moves like the "jawbreaker" and "buzz saw," Kyle became one of the top high school wrestlers in the state of Georgia. In 2005, he broke the world record in the modified bench press by lifting 360 pounds, three times his body weight. Kyle is the 2004 ESPY Award Winner (Best Athlete with a Disability) and a recipient of the President's Award for the Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame. He is currently a student at the University of Georgia.
Reviews - What do customers think about No Excuses: The True Story of a Congenital Amputee Who Became a Champion in Wrestling and in Life?
Totally inspirational Jun 21, 2008
The next time you think that life has dealt you a bad hand, you should pick up this story about Kyle Maynard, the congential amputee athlete. I found the story very inspirational and motivating. While I was hopeing that Kyle would talk more about other aspects of his life, like career, it was impressive reading about how he trained for football and wrestling. There is also the amazing amount of faith and caring from Kyle's friends and family.
Next time that you get self-conscious over a blemish or do not feel like exercising, take a few minutes to flip through this book about an amazing human being.
Doug Setter, author of Stomach Flattening
An Inspiration Jun 7, 2008
Kyle's story is one that helps you to believe in love of family and power of the human spirit.
No Excuses May 28, 2008
This book is truly inspiring! Read it, with a box of Kleenex tissue handy. This book will put iron in your spine! Then buy copies for everyone in your family . . . and friends . . . and. Do not! Repeat- Do not miss out on the rich blessing this book delivers.
Kyle Maynard "No Excuses" Apr 11, 2008
It is a great book. It proves that the mind can overcome any physical disablilities.
Inspirational, well written, has helped me with my patients Feb 2, 2008
Very great story. It's one thing to tell a kid that they can do anything they put their mind to when they're born with a body that's not "normal".
But it's another thing for a man like Kyle to SHOW people that it's possible. He's served as an inspiration to at least 2 of my patients and their families, because they can see the possibilities of life as an adult, defining and projecting who you are as a man, rather than letting society tell you who you are supposed to be.