Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Unthinkable!

Imagine you were 18 years old, riding on the back of a pick-up truck as you worked a summer landscaping job with your friends. You're about to go off to college, and this is your last summer all together as a group. Then the unthinkable happens.

Your pick-up truck collides with an 18-wheeler. You're launched out of the back and thrown onto the road, where your leg gets trapped and you get dragged 324 feet along the asphalt.That's what happened to Scott Rigsby, who lost both of his legs as a result of that accident.

For many years, Scott was lost and depressed, and couldn't figure out a purpose for his life. Then, while browsing at a bookstore, he saw two physically challenged athletes on the covers of magazines. Inspiration took hold, and in 2007, Scott became the first-ever double-amputee to complete the Hawaiian Ironman triathlon... yes, the one that's televised every year on NBC. It's a crazy physical challenge that even most able-bodied athletes can't complete. But Scott felt something telling him that God wanted him to do this. He made history, and broke down barriers for other physically challenged people, showing them that sometimes the "impossible" is possible.

Scott and I wrote a book together, Unthinkable, and it's in stock now on Amazon. The book has a lot of heart, and I think it's of interest whether you're into triathlons or not. At its core, it's a story about faith and overcoming the odds. I sure hope you'll read it and let us know what you think. We're eagerly waiting for our first review.


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7 comments:

  1. Wow, his sounds like an incredible story.

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  2. This sounds like a must-read for students, as well, particularly those who believe life would be over when tragedy strikes.

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  3. Wow, that sounds like an amazing book! Kudos to you for helping him make that book a reality. And extra kudos to Scott for overcoming his boundaries!

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  4. Awesome news, Jenna! And what an incredible story. Congratulations to you both.

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  5. Hope it sells bunches. :)

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  6. Truth so often makes for far more compelling stories than fiction. Congrats to you and Scott on the book, and I echo Frank; I hope it sells boatloads.

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