When Force Meets Fate: A Mission to Solve an Invisible Illness

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When Force Meets Fate: A Mission to Solve an Invisible Illness
When Force Meets Fate: A Mission to Solve an Invisible Illness by Jamison Hill
Author Jamison Hill
Country United States
Language English
Subject Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, chronic illness, disability, post-traumatic stress disorder
Genre Non-fiction, memoir.
Publisher Inkshares
Publication date
January 26, 2021
Media type Paperback, eBook, audiobook
Pages 350
ISBN 9781950301157
Website https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781950301157

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Fitness trainer and former competitive bodybuilder Jamison Hill is struck down by a mystery illness, paralysed by pain and weakness, he is unable to hold a glass of water. This is his story.[1][2]

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At age twenty-two, Jamison Hill was a fitness instructor and competitive bodybuilder who could lift more than four hundred pounds. Five years later, after surviving a tragic car accident that killed the other driver, a rare disease left Jamison bedridden and too weak to hold a water glass. He spent every day lying motionless in bed, his body paralyzed by pain and weakness, his mind hijacked by flashes of crunched metal, broken windshields, and exploding gas tanks. After months of being too sick to express himself, Jamison's health began to improve along with his ability to tell his story. When Force Meets Fate is an unflinching exploration of the human condition, notably how our limitations and strengths shape our identities and how unexpected events can inevitably alter those perceptions. It's a story of perseverance--of sheer will and unrelenting fight--but also of overcoming life's toughest challenges through the power of vulnerability, and how freeing it can be to surrender to the unpredictability of circumstances out of our control. (from Amazon)

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"The gripping prose in this memoir describes a young man, whose life deteriorates from a healthy fitness trainer to the sudden depths of being sick and bedridden with a mysterious illness for years. Jamison's dedication to life, however fragile, and advocacy, however impossible, have brought out this incredible story of survival." ―Stephanie Land, New York Times bestselling author

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