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Rod Cate

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GET BACK UP is a motivational book about my life. At age 15, I suffered a broken neck playing high school football that left me paralyzed from the neck down. I went from athlete to quadriplegic in the blink of an eye. Following surgery and extended rehabilitation, and against all odds, I was fortunate enough to walk again but have gone through life with an extreme disability, including partial paralysis. I've been a practicing trial lawyer for over 25 years. The book gives you a look into trying cases through the eyes of a handicapped lawyer. Actually, the book begins with my most disappointing trial result when I lost a $140 million verdict. The book has several humorous moments, including how I respond when a total stranger asks me if I have cerebral palsy or multiple sclerosis and how to best handle a "bless your heart." I explain how to fall to minimize injury but more importantly, how and why to keep getting back up. The book's purpose is to motivate and inspire you to put aside life's sometimes devastating twists and turns and stay focused on your quest for an incredible life. I hope you enjoy it.

Article on Rod Cate’s Story:

https://www.journalnow.com/news/local/after-devastating-football-injury-stokes-county-native-learned-to-get/article_6a12c905-82f6-5786-8be8-b76fe9e5dff2.html

Earlier Event: April 5
Curtis Maynard
Later Event: April 13
CANCELED: Stacey Little