While working alone on his parent s farm one January morning in 1992, eighteen year old John Thompson became entangled in a piece of machinery In an instant, both arms were ripped from his body and he was knocked unconscious Not knowing if he would survive his injuries, John get off the ground, staggered over 100 yards to the house, and opened a door with his mouth Once in the house he grasped a pen in his teeth to punch numbers on the phone and call for help He then went to the bathroom, climbed in the bathtub so he wouldn t bleed on his mother s new carpets, and waited for help to arrive....
|Title||:||Home In One Piece|
|Publisher||:||McCleery First Edition edition August 31, 2001|
|Number of Pages||:||160 pages|
|File Size||:||788 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Home In One Piece Reviews
This story is about a local man from North Dakota. Grandson wanted it and therefore I gave it to him. He enjoyed the story.
It was really something what that young man went through and survived. Truly amazing. Courage like that you do not see.
Back in the 1990's, I recall having discussions about John Thompson's accident. It was uncanny; this 18 year old North Dakota farm boy, after having both arms ripped off by a piece of farm equipment, somehow had the wherewithal to stumble the length of a football field to his house, make a phone call for help, and then climb into the bathtub to try to avoid bleeding on his mother's new carpet while waiting for help to arrive. It was a stranger-that-fiction occurrence that was indelibly burned into my memory.
Being from the midwest I had heard about John Thompson.
I was living far from North Dakota when the news about John Thompson's accident became national news ten years ago. Like many, I was struck by John's courage and the inspiration it brought to all who heard it. Many of us wonder how we would deal with a traumatic accident like this to ourselves or to a loved one. John Thompson's book honestly tells us the story behind the headlines and how he has struggled to overcome both the physical and emotional challenges this accident brought him. As difficult as this must have been for him to write, he has given a gift to anyone who has survived a similar ordeal. His story is a must-read. Once I started, I couldn't put the book down!
John Thompson is an 18 year old who would never have asked for his chance at fame. It was a routine task on the family farm that changed his life forever. Unfortunately, despite the best intents of family and friends to help him, John is the only one who can really make his life. It takes a long time to recover physicially, with an incredible twist in his story. You have to read the story to know how it all unfolds. I prayed for him then, and I continue to pray for John