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Wow, this is such a wonderful and well written book, from a perspective not many could ever understand too. A really amazing and eye-opening read, well done on this one again Briony Beattie. – Amazon Reviewer
What if your life changed in an instant?
What if you lost the only family you ever knew?
What if you lost that sense of belonging and everything you existed for, came crashing down in an instant?
What if you lost a physical and mental part of you to the ravages of war?
Being abandoned by his parents at a young age and growing up within the care system, Jimmy Ferguson finally found his calling and a sense of belonging when, at the tender young age of sixteen, he joined the British Army. It was here that he met his best friend, Angus Brown, and together, they would become inseparable, moving up the ranks and eventually seeing active duty. Jimmy had finally found his family.
Ten years later Corporal Jimmy Ferguson was deployed on a six-month tour. Excited to return and marry the love of his life. His life would never be the same again, having being ambushed by an Improvised Explosive Device.
Like his missing legs, everything he knew and cherished had disappeared, gone in an instant……
In the ensuing five years since his injuries, Jimmy had slipped into a spiral of despair and self-harm, cutting off the world and finding solace with the inside of a booze bottle and his new best friend, Jack Daniels. Hatred consumed his every existence, loneliness dictated his life, and all he wanted was for the quick slice of death’s gnarled hand to take him away from this place…….
“…Every soldier has been confronted by danger and uncertainty, but their courage is stronger. They show discipline in difficult situations and have respect for others. They act with integrity and loyalty to all who serve alongside them. They show incredible acts of selfless commitment and are proud to serve Queen and country…” Briony Beattie
About the Author
This Is Me Briony Beattie (An Ordinary Disabled Woman) is my first book. I was born in Africa with cerebral palsy which has affected three of my limbs: my right arm and both my legs. I have put pen to paper and tried to describe the trials, tears, laughs and tribulations that come with being an abled-minded person in a disabled person’s body.
I have written this book not just for my family to get to know me, but for the rest of the world to get to know me too! I am no Superhuman Paralympic gold medalist, just an ordinary disabled woman who has never expected to be treated any differently.
Day to day life is hard both physically and mentally, but I intend to live as independently for as long as I can, because it is all I have ever known.
And that’s what my book is all about – getting up and trying again.
I don’t give up!