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Graduating from Haddonfield high school in 1974, I saw a distinct difference between what was taught and what was needed in order to survive in the real world. Coming from a family with problems, I had little time to study history, French, advanced math, physics or dissecting frogs. Always the physical type, I was busy cleaning buildings at night, fixing cars, working on houses, riding my motorcycle, rebuilding printing presses for my business and playing in my band.
I always said, learning about some guy who crossed the Delaware River in history, had no use to me if my car or my house was broken. Paying the experts was expensive. But now I was one of those "experts". The practical applications of living were missing from the prioritized academic agenda of the school. It was a great school, but a school that did not fit into my schedule. Working until 3 in the morning, then getting up to be at school by 8 AM left little time for study or sleep. Whenever I wan't prepared for an upcoming test, I would usually cut school, go to the Cherry Hill library and study. It was the only time I could find to study. Little did I know, my challenges would pale in comparison to what was ahead of me. The skills I learned, would soon become my survival guide. They were the skills I needed to build, develop and invent, the impossible solutions, I needed to survive, the unsurvivable challenges, I would soon be facing.
Escape from Destiny talks about my childhood, my life, and my drastic changes in my life through the first 15 years after breaking my neck.
40 years later, I am as diversified as I was in the beginning, but in another direction, I never saw comingin.
Escape From Destiny
Frederick W Doerr
Prior to my near fatal injury in 1976, I did construction work, janitor work, could repair anything with a motor, was good in photography, rode dirt bikes, played guitar drums, piano and sang in my own rock band and of course, women.
Since I became paralyzed, I've worked as a real estate investor, owned and operated an advertising agency with in-house printing and typesetting, a mail-order computer business, written and performed my own music and of course, women.
At the time of the accident, I was five days away from opening my own printing business with the printing equipment I had rebuilt over the last six months in my parents basement.
Positive thinking, humor and willpower are key ingredients that restructured my future, contrary to the one predicted by the doctors, rehabilitation specialists and in spite of attempts to euthanize (kill me) me by those same "medical professionals."
I promise you, my books will take you on a trip not seen on either side of the fence
- Publication Date:
- 1514747472 / 9781514747476
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography / People with Disabilities