Ordinary Hero: The Power of Building Character One Step at a Time

Author:   Jay Armstrong
Publisher:   Write on Fight on LLC
ISBN:  

9798985214338


Pages:   210
Publication Date:   01 December 2023
Format:   Paperback
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Courageous. Inspirational. Witty. And miles from ordinary. We never really know how we'll react when life throws us a curveball, but Ordinary Hero shows us how to dig deep and persevere through each setback. Blindsided by an incurable, progressive brain disease that impairs speech, vision, motor skills, coordination, and balance, Jay Armstrong bravely stares down his new reality, and through his determination to fight on, he continues to inspire countless people. A father of three young children, a husband, and a high school English teacher, Jay was only 33 when diagnosed with cerebellar atrophy. Basic tasks quickly became anything but simple, yet this disease transformed an ordinary life into an extraordinary one. It forced Jay to hit the reset button and gave him a new, refreshing perspective on life. In Jay's unforgettable follow-up to Bedtime Stories for the Living, the award-winning author takes us on a journey as he shares stories about everything from accepting a life-changing medical diagnosis to standing in line at the food store to discovering why you should always wear deodorant. These creative, introspective, and heartfelt lessons teach us how to build character one day at a time. Ordinary Hero will make you laugh and cry as it examines how fragile life is, how enduring adversities builds big character, and how wisdom is waiting for you in the pearls of your daily routine. These poignant reflections will encourage you to slow down, embrace uncertainty, and discover the unique power that resides within you. Unmask your potential and read Ordinary Hero today!

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Author:   Jay Armstrong
Publisher:   Write on Fight on LLC
Imprint:   Write on Fight on LLC
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 1.10cm , Length: 21.60cm
Weight:   0.249kg
ISBN:  

9798985214338


Pages:   210
Publication Date:   01 December 2023
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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In 2013, Jay Armstrong was diagnosed with diffuse cerebellar atrophy. An incurable brain disease that causes dysfunctional motor skills, speech and vision impairments, and balance deficiencies. At the time of diagnosis, he was establishing himself as an endeared high school English teacher, a varsity soccer coach, and an above average dancer. However, the progressive disease forced Jay to reevaluate his life. Supported by his high school sweetheart turned wife and their three children, Jay retired from teaching in 2021 to pursue his dream of becoming an author.Now an award-winning author, Jay believes in the power of storytelling. He also believes in dad jokes, laughter, hard work, and the unrelenting pursuit of dreams. Jay's debut book, Bedtime Stories for the Living, is an episodic memoir in which Jay shows his children how to accept their limitations and find joy. The collection of tender, witty stories about fatherhood, persevering despite illness, and pursuing your dreams, demonstrates how love gives us the strength to face heartache with bravery, humor, and grace. In 2023, Jay is set to publish his second book, Ordinary Hero, an insightful and witty memoir that shows how enduring adversities builds big character and how wisdom is waiting for us in the pearls of our daily routines.Living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and supported by the National Ataxia Foundation. Jay is the devoted Ataxia Support Group Leader of Philadelphia. A group committed to providing educational and emotional support to patients enduring progressive brain diseases. Jay is also passionate about Philly sports, soft pretzels, and Rocky Balboa.You can also visit Jay at his blog writeonfighton.org or at jayarmstrongwrites.com

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