Mary had a little lamb. Or did she?
Can a child be "misconceived? Born blind of an unwed teenage mother, John Aaron Moses could have been a "throw away" child but with the wind of destiny at his back he becomes the world's first blind astronaut in Part 1. He becomes his nation's first blind president in Part 2. This book is written so you may know "Believing is Seeing!" By the end of this book you may also be in awe of life and the glory of your own destiny.
The jump captain was dead serious, but he didn’t know much about
John’s dedication to his destiny. "You know, " he shouted, above the
howling wind, "You don’t have to do this."
"What?" screamed John.
"There are lots of alternatives to going into space. NASA has lots of
places a blind man would fit in just fine. And for those jobs, you
don’t have to jump into the ocean."
"Too late!" screamed John again.
"What?" shouted the captain.
"Geranium!" wailed John, not waiting for the captain to push him out of
the airplane door. For a moment John was frightened of falling, but in
another moment his adrenalin kicked in and he fell in love with this
sensation of flying. It was like he had discovered his sight. Deep
within him, a new sense took over, and he was touching the rushing air
with his feelings, intuition, and spirit. He could see, from the inside.
In still another moment his parachute opened jerked him upwards, and
John was floating. Another wonderful sensation! His skin had eyes, and
his whole body was looking, and investigating life’s colors.
But only briefly. In another instant, John was being plunged into the
cold ocean and was sinking deeper by the second. His lungs reminded him
he needed air. "Wake up! Get over the shock! Move quickly!"
Excerpted from "Blind Man's Run" by DW Grant. Copyright © 2012 by DW Grant. Excerpted by permission. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. Excerpts are provided solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.
DW Grant is a publisher and a writer with more than 40 years of experience in newsrooms and editorial offices.He began writing at 16 when his English teacher surprisingly gave him an “A” on an essay assignment. That one teacher turned his life around. Since then DW has edited his high school newspaper, served his college newspaper, and been an award winning writer and editor for military publications. He has been a feature writer on daily, weekly, and monthly papers, and a successful freelancer to publications around the world.
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