Without warning /
Title By: Cowley, Michael [aut]Material type: BookPublisher: Sydney South, N.S.W. : HarperCollins Publishers, 2013Description: ix, 290 p. ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780732297169 (paperback); 0732297168 (paperback)Subject(s): Thomlinson, Damien | Australia. Australian Army -- Commando troops -- Biography | Afghan War, 2001- -- Participation, Australian -- Biography | Afghan War, 2001- -- Personal narratives, Australian | Afghan War, 2001- -- Medical care | War wounds -- Patients -- Rehabilitation | Amputees -- Rehabilitation | People with disabilities -- Rehabilitation | Soldiers -- Australia -- Biography
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After losing both his legs in an accident in Afghanistan, Special Forces soldier Damien Thomlinson was determined not only to survive, but to meet life head on. This is an uplifting story of guts, drive and exceptional resilience. Without warning, Private Damien Thomlinson′s life changed forever. On a night patrol in Afghanistan in 2009, his vehicle drove over a Taliban explosive device. His right leg turned instantly to red mist and his left leg was severed below the knee. His arms and hands were shattered and his nose smashed. Blood poured into his lungs. He was as close to death as you can get. Damien′s story could have been a tragedy, but because of his enormously optimistic spirit it is instead one of triumph and inspiration. Once a commando, always a commando. Damien was determined not to be defined or limited by his injuries. With dogged focus and commitment, he set about reclaiming his life - on his own terms. His extraordinary drive and willpower saw him walking again on prosthetic legs just eight weeks from the time of his accident, ready to stand and welcome his unit home from Afghanistan. He set himself extraordinary challenges including walking the demanding 96km Kokoda Track in honour of a fallen comrade and becoming the public face of the Commando Welfare Trust. Damien is now an aspiring Paralympian, determined to represent Australia in snowboarding. His life has irrevocably changed, but he believes it has changed for the better. Damien′s positive attitude and larrikin, never-say-die spirit are an inspiration to all of us, and the story of his journey is humbling, heartbreaking and truly awe-inspiring.