A graduate in Arts from Loyola College, Chennai, I currently work as a freelancer by profession. I have more than 23 years of rich working experiences in different areas. I have worked in share broking, textile, courier, share registrars, cement, consumer and wind turbine generator industries. Raasi Cements Ltd, The India Cements Ltd and Suzlon Energy Ltd are the three most prominent organizations of my career life. OverallI have worked in these three organizations as an Executive Secretary to a GM (Mktg),in marketing division, for 18 years nonstop. After more than two decades of boring profession I turned as a freelancer, a new career that required a lot of challenges and responsibilities. The biggest achievements of my life are winning a gold medal for outstanding student in my major subject, in the first year of my college, undergoing a major neurosurgery without any fear and giving lifeline for three persons from a wretched situation. As a bachelor I am a simple guy living a simple life with my parents and two brothers in Chennai, the place where I was born, and one of the most beautiful cities of South India. I have spent my childhood, schooling and college and working in various organizations here.
McCallum vividly describes his twenty-year journey of living with epilepsy and how this unpredictable disease has not only impacted his life but the lives of everyone around him. For years he operated a business and managed his staff while battling an ever-increasing number of seizures. As his condition worsened and his postseizure responses became more intense, he was often prone to violent outbursts that threatened his safety as well as the safety of those in his inner circle. McCallum shares how the perception of the disease and the socially unacceptable behaviors that occurred as a result of his seizures eventually forced him to risk everything-he made the life-altering decision to undergo two brain operations that he hoped would provide freedom from a life of instability, danger, and stares from strangers.
Beyond My Control provides an honest, emotional look into a highly complex and often misunderstood condition and how one man's perseverance helped him break through the darkness to find hope on the other side.
Life through Pattione of the most tortuous health curves one could ever imagine. From epilepsy through a litany of other serious challenges to her body and mind she held the course. This book is about a woman calling on her innate quality, character, and soul to survive. And then conquer! Patti shares with an intense openness that gives the readers a highly personal insight in which others facing life challenges can find immense value. As difficult as it often is in this book to witness what Patti endured the overriding impact is a story as warm and nurturing as a serving of her restaurants famous ravioli. Stan Atkinson, Sacramento Channel 3 (NBC), news anchor
Now, now, I know what four-letter words you are thinking ofmy favorite words too! But my story is about a stronger four-letter word that can control all of our thoughts. This word cultivated and controlled a majority of my life. My goal is for you to learn how to be in charge of this four-letter word, believe in the goals of your life, and find happiness within yourself.
In January 1988 Martin Pistorius, aged twelve, fell inexplicably sick. First, he lost his voice and stopped eating. Then he slept constantly and shunned human contact. Doctors were mystified. Within eighteen months he was mute and wheelchair-bound. Martin's parents were told an unknown degenerative disease left him with the mind of a baby and less than two years to live.
Martin was moved to care centers for severely disabled children. The stress and heartache shook his parents’ marriage and their family to the core. Their boy was gone. Or so they thought.
Ghost Boy is the heart-wrenching story of one boy’s return to life through the power of love and faith. In these pages, readers see:A parent’s resilience.The consequences of misdiagnosis.Abuse at the hands of cruel caretakers.The unthinkable duration of Martin’s mental alertness betrayed by his lifeless body.
We also see a life reclaimed—a business created, a new love kindled—all from a wheelchair. Martin's emergence from his own darkness invites us to celebrate our own lives and fight for a better life for others.
An intimate, moving book written with the immediacy and directness of one who still struggles with the effects of mental and chronic illness, The Collected Schizophrenias cuts right to the core. Schizophrenia is not a single unifying diagnosis, and Esmé Weijun Wang writes not just to her fellow members of the “collected schizophrenias” but to those who wish to understand it as well. Opening with the journey toward her diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, Wang discusses the medical community’s own disagreement about labels and procedures for diagnosing those with mental illness, and then follows an arc that examines the manifestations of schizophrenia in her life. In essays that range from using fashion to present as high-functioning to the depths of a rare form of psychosis, and from the failures of the higher education system and the dangers of institutionalization to the complexity of compounding factors such as PTSD and Lyme disease, Wang’s analytical eye, honed as a former lab researcher at Stanford, allows her to balance research with personal narrative. An essay collection of undeniable power, The Collected Schizophrenias dispels misconceptions and provides insight into a condition long misunderstood.