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Believe - the Victorious Story Behind the Greatest Sports Moment of the Year (Young Readers Edition Series)

Hardback|Sep 2012
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On October 16, 2010, Rutgers player Eric LeGrand was instantly paralyzed from the neck down after a tackle on a kickoff return. His football career was over. Doctors said he'd never move again, but Eric refused to give up. Not...


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On October 16, 2010, Rutgers player Eric LeGrand was instantly paralyzed from the neck down after a tackle on a kickoff return. His football career was over. Doctors said he'd never move again, but Eric refused to give up. Not long after, he became a symbol of hope and faith when he was able to move, and now, two years later LeGrand can stand for minutes on his own. He believes it's not a question of if he'll walk again, but when.
Featuring an 8-page full-color photo section and Eric's personal insights and reflections, this young reader's edition of Believe is a story of blessings instead of setbacks, strength instead of weakness, and what we can do when he believe God can make the impossible happen.
Eric LeGrand's story was on the cover of Sports Illustrated and his return to the football field was voted by fans as the SI Moment of the Year for 2011. He has over 22,000 Twitter followers and is well-loved by New Jersey football fans and sports fans around the country who have followed his inspiring story.


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Eric LeGrand enjoyed playing college football and dreamed of playing in the NFL, but on October 16, 2010, a tackle on a kickoff return left him paralyzed. His football career was over, and doctors said he'd never move again. But Eric didn't give up. Not long after his injury, Eric surprised everyone by moving his shoulders. Then he was able to stand up for seconds on his own. For him, it's not a question of if he'll walk again, but when. Eric believes his accident happened for a reason, and wants people to know that no matter what, we can look at the positives and become stronger inside. Featuring an 8-page full-color photo section and Eric's personal insights and reflections, this young reader's edition of Believe tells Eric's inspirational story of blessings instead of setbacks, strength instead of weakness, and what we can do when we choose to believe God can make the impossible happen.
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Eric Legrand

Eric LeGrand is a student at Rutgers University and a former defensive lineman and special teams player for the Scarlet Knights. His injury and rehabilitation have been covered by such media outlets as "Sports Illustrated", the "New York Times", ESPN, CBS, and NBC. In May of 2012, Eric was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and in July of 2012 he received the Jimmy V Perseverance Award during ESPN's annual ESPY awards show.

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