Check It Out! Dear Marcus: A Letter to the Man Who Shot Me

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on February 10, 2017

New in the PRC Library…

Dear Marcus: A Letter to the Man Who Shot Me. By Jerry McGill, Spiegal & Grau. 2012.c

There are many different ways one can describe their life. It can be good or bad. It could be easy or difficult. But what describes our fate has a lot to do with perspective. And Jerry McGill would change his perspective to show the life he deserved to have. Jerry was going places. He was athletic and artistic. He had goals. But everything changed with one bullet. Thirteen-year-old Jerry was paralyzed from a spinal cord injury and unable to walk ever again.

In an effort to grasp what had become of him and realize who he is now, Jerry addresses his shooter, Marcus, 13 years later in order to move on. Filled with pages of personal development, weaknesses and strengths, Jerry’s book is dedicated to help those who suffer to move on with him. Because no matter how bad it gets, a new perspective is often all one needs to move along.

A copy of this book can be checked out from the Paralysis Resource Center’s library.

Please see the online catalog and borrowing instructions.

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