New Book Helps Readers Find a Balance With Prosthetics

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Kevin S. Garrison’s story of survival reveals the helpfulness of fate.

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I hope that in reading my story, I will help others embrace life’s challenges and learn to move on.

Kevin S. Garrison was an athletic, artistic and intelligent 16-year-old when he received unexpected news–he had cancer and would lose his right foot.

Now 40 years later, he’s sharing his life’s journey in a new memoir, “It’s Just a Matter of Balance – You Can’t Put a Straight Leg on a Crooked Man” (published by iUniverse). It details his personal journey of illness that led to a successful professional career in prosthetics.

He hopes to offer guidance to those struggling with similar hardships and show that life can be lived to the fullest by sincerely accepting fate’s course. Garrison also aims to help educate people on the challenges those with prosthetics face on a daily basis.

“I hope that in reading my story, I will help others embrace life’s challenges and learn to move on,” Garrison says. “By getting over their anger and sadness about permanent disability, they will be able to have an actual healthy recovery.”

With a forward written by the President Elect for the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists, “It’s Just a Matter of Balance” is a landmark book in the field of prosthetic lifestyles.

“It’s Just a Matter of Balance”
By: Kevin S. Garrison
ISBN: 9781462062843
Paperback: $12.95
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About the author
After having his right foot amputated due to a battle with cancer as a young boy, Kevin S. Garrison has dedicated his life to becoming an advocate for prosthetics awareness and advancement. He will be traveling with Medical Teams International to Haiti to assist in the need for education about prosthetics that was caused by earthquake-related injuries. He works with the Miami Veterans Administration, to provide prosthetic care for veterans with service-related injuries. He graduated from the UCLA and Northwestern University prosthetics programs, and his works on prosthetics have been published in the scientific field. His private prosthetic practice, in two locations, has successfully provided prosthetic care for the south Florida region for 26 years. He lives with his wife Catheline, and has five children and four grandchildren.

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317-602-7137 | lkasdorf (at) bohlsengroup (dot) com
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