Douglas & McIntyre
Rick Hansen

Book details:

March 2011
ISBN 978-1-55365-854-2
Paperback - Trade
5" x 8"
344 pages
Biography & Autobiography / Autobiography
$18.95 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

Rick Hansen

Man in Motion

The inspiring story—with over 65,000 copies sold—of Canada’s best-loved hero, now with a new introduction and updated design

In 1973, Rick Hansen was a carefree teenager hitchhiking home from a fishing trip, a kid who lived and breathed sports. But after the truck he was riding in went out of control and crashed, Hansen was left a paraplegic. For some people that could have been the end. For Rick Hansen it was the beginning of a story that is at once sad and funny, heartbreaking and inspirational.

Hansen takes you from the first painful days and frightening nights in hospital, through the gritty process of rehabilitation, to his return to competition as a world champion of wheelchair sports. It is the story of the Man in Motion tour—Rick Hansen’s incredible 24,901.55-mile wheelchair journey through 34 countries around the world. It is also the love story of Hansen and his wife, Amanda, a physiotherapist whom Hansen calls his “lifeline.” And it is a success story—Rick Hansen has raised millions of dollars for spinal cord research, rehabilitation and wheelchair sports as well as raised awareness about the disabled.

About the Authors

Rick  Hansen

Rick Hansen

Rick Hansen is currently president and CEO of the Rick Hansen Foundation, which has generated more than $200 million for spinal cord injury–related programs ...

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Jim Taylor

Jim Taylor has produced some 7,500 sports columns, three times as many radio shows and fifteen books. His passion has earned him membership in the CFL ...

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