Unbowed: A Soldier's Extraodinary Journey back from Paralysis

Big Sky Publishing
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On 31 December 2014 Billy Hedderman suffered a catastrophic injury to his spinal cord while body-boarding on the Sunshine Coast, paralysing him almost completely from the neck down. When asked if he would walk again, his doctor simply said, ‘I dunno … maybe.’ Yet, incredibly, within just seven months of his injury, he was able to beat the odds and run a 10km race in under an hour.

 

This is the powerful story of Billy’s recovery and a fascinating account of his service as an Officer in the elite Special Forces unit, the Army Ranger Wing of the Irish Army.  It was from this service that he took the never-say-die attitude that helped him prevail against all medical expectations to recover and serve as an Infantry Officer in the Australian Army.  It is a story of almost unbelievable personal resilience and mental toughness, which will amaze and inspire. 

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Born and raised in Cork, Billy became an Irish Army Infantry Officer in 2003.  His Irish military service included overseas deployments to Chad and Bosnia and service in the Irish Special Forces’ Army Ranger Wing, where he served as a platoon commander from 2010–2013.  Billy holds a vast range of specialist military qualifications including military freefall, survival, recon and advanced mountaineering.  He retired from the Irish Army in 2014 in order to transfer his service to the Australian Army.  He holds an Honours Degree in Physical Education from the University of Limerick, has summitted Mount Kilimanjaro for charity and is currently an Officer in the Australian Infantry.

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Big Sky Publishing
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Published on
Oct 1, 2019
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9781922265500
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / General
Biography & Autobiography / Military
Biography & Autobiography / People with Disabilities
Body, Mind & Spirit / Inspiration & Personal Growth
Family & Relationships / Military Families
Self-Help / General
Self-Help / Motivational & Inspirational
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