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Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on October 07, 2016

Riding for the Gold, Naturally: Lauren Barwick’s Incredible Journey. By Susan O’Brien, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011.

Life can change in an instant--as Lauren Barwick found out. Always the athletic type, Lauren enjoyed riding horses and jumping over obstacles. Yet, she would face the biggest obstacle of her life when she became a paraplegic after an accident occurred breaking her back. Struggling with how to move on, Lauren began to feel hopeless. It is easy to give up when everything is beyond one’s control. But Lauren did not stop. Her remarkable journey takes her to new heights as she uncovers hope buried beneath the darkness that clouded her. She won the Paralympic gold medal in 2008 representing Canada in dressage, eight years after her accident. Her passion and dedication inspires others to continue doing what they love, riding horses and the likes, in ways that may not seem possible at the start. Life can change in an instant--what will you do when it does?

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