A true story of courage, humor, and love
Wayne Thornton had the misfortune of becoming a paraplegic in the early 1950s, at the age of six. This tragedy became the foundation for a life that transcended the limits such a disability might have imposed. He learned to drive a car, graduated from college and enjoyed a successful career as an accountant until his death in 2011.
Supported by the love of a close-knit Southern community, Wayne also inspired others to reach their goals. His eldest sister, Evelyn, shares Wayne’s story with love, humor and celebration. She lets us know just what it was like to walk with her brother.
“Wayne’s outlook on life had a positive effect on many other people he never knew he touched.” —Walt Grayson, WLBT-TV
“Wayne’s story is one of triumph.” —Clyde E. Terry, Granite State Independent Living
“Read this book to go along for the ride!” —Lorna d’Entremont, Special Needs Book Review
“A strong pick for inspirational memoir collections.” —Midwest Book Review