Author Doug Fortenberry’s new book “My Journey: The Long Way Home” is a memoir of loss, inspiration, and redemption after a near-fatal accident changed his life forever.

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Recent release “My Journey: The Long Way Home” from Page Publishing author Doug Fortenberry is the first in a remarkable series that will explore his journey as a paraplegic educator. Doug’s message of dealing with adversity via hope, courage, faith, attitude, grit, determination and character in the face of dramatic change and adversity, demonstrates to audiences of all ages and backgrounds how to implement his “Whatever It Takes” philosophy for themselves.

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Doug Fortenberry, M.Ed., is an award-winning educator, disabled rights activist, and motivational speaker living on a small farm in West Texas with his beloved Akita, Bella. He has published his new book “My Journey: The Long Way Home”: a stirring reflection on his life and career after a horrific motorcycle accident left him paralyzed from the chest down.

Over thirty-five years ago, Doug Fortenberry was near fatally injured in a motorcycle accident with a car attempting a U-turn on top of a steep hill. The accident left Doug paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair, along with painful lifelong injuries he continues to struggle with to this day. This collection of essays and anecdotes explores Doug’s journey to recover from his injuries and embrace his new life as a paraplegic. Since that accident changed Doug’s life, he doesn’t dwell on the unanswerable question of, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” In an attention-getting style, he presents the possibilities of the future by asking, “Now that this has happened, what shall I do about it?” His no-nonsense story makes a powerful impact, helping people meet the challenge of adversity through his formula for success: faith + attitude + action + accountability = success and excellence. His compelling adventure reveals how he has turned a combination of liability and disability into an asset and personal strength. If you are willing, he is able to help anyone become their best.
Published by Page Publishing, Doug Fortenberry’s engrossing book is a deeply personal and inspiring memoir of an extraordinary journey from unthinkable adversity and despair to redemption and a profoundly meaningful life that has touched the hearts of so many.

Readers who wish to experience this compelling work can purchase “My Journey: The Long Way Home” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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