Rise and Shine : The Extraordinary Story of One Man’s Journey from Near Death to Full Recovery
Biography & Memoir
6 x 9
“Simon Lewis’s inspiring account helps us to understand that hope is real and that survival behavior can lead you to exceed expectations.”
—Bernie S. Siegel, MD, author of Love, Medicine and Miracles
“Simon’s book should be a resource on the shelves of any person or family facing a long recovery of any sort.”
—K. Eric Larson, National Spinal Cord Injury Association
“One of the most fascinating stories of tragedy, loss, endurance, tenacity and, eventually, triumph I have ever read.”
—Howie Mandel, actor, comedian, host, and author
“When I was thirty-five, my wife and I were both reported dead by the first paramedics to arrive at the scene of a seventy-five-mile-an-hour hit-and-run. My wife Marcy died instantly that day. With brain damage from a massive stroke and my body broken, I wasn’t expected to survive either.”
So begins Rise and Shine, the dramatic story of Simon Lewis and his remarkable recovery from a horrific car accident. Told through the eyes of someone who has “lived through it” and successfully overcome the hurdles of the health insurance maze, Rise and Shine is a first-person account of unexpected tragedy and life-affirming courage, with lessons both medical and spiritual.
Rise and Shine shows how much patients can achieve, beyond the limited horizons of insurance-based diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation, to attain maximum regeneration and rebuild their lives. An inspiring story about what it means to return to life after a near-death experience, Rise and Shine is, essentially, an exploration of the nature of consciousness itself, and an impassioned tale about survival and recovery.