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Biography & Autobiography Personal Memoirs

Another Path to My Garden

My Life as a Quadriplegic

by (author) Marilyn Noell

Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Jul 1996
Personal Memoirs, General, General
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Marilyn Noell looks back over the past forty-three years of her life as a quadriplegic. Her struggles have been many – fear, depression, surgery, learning to use what "moving parts" remained after her diving accident when she was just nineteen. But perhaps her toughest challenge has been to be and be seen as a useful, active individual.

About the author

Marilyn Noell succeeded in living a full and independent life, both professionally and personally, in an era when the disabled were often shut up in insitutions for life. Now in retirement, she continues to serve on commitees that seek improved accessiblity and transportation for the disabled. She also tends her award-winning garden at her house where she has lived independently for years.

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Editorial Reviews

In her well-practised writing style, the author describes life from the vantage-point of her wheelchair thoroughly and often not without humour. She writes with sensitivity also about the loving relationships she has always enjoyed within her family, and what friendships have meants in her adult experiences.

CILT in the Stream