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Our Olympic Heroes By 6th Walsall Scouts Group
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A unique collection of poems written by the 6th Walsall Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, in honour of our 2012 Olympic heroes.
Brilli and the Ant Olympics By James Marsh
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Brilli Ant - A super-hero with magic powers, dedicated to defending TRUTH and JUSTICE around the world. Operating from a secret base in France beneath the Eiffel Tower, Brilli and his chums fight out... More > the epic battle of Good against Evil to save the world from the clutches of Ant-a-Claws, the founder and leader of STENCH - a hideous mute-ant with vicious claws and foul breath. From his headquarters deep beneath the North Pole he plots the overthrow of the world’s govern-ants< Less
No Stone Unturned: A Brother and Sister’s Incredible Journey Through the Olympics and Cancer By Jessie Garcia
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This is a story of two heroes who climbed different mountains and defined success in two startlingly different ways. It’s the story of a brother who, at one point in time, was the world’s... More > best. And it’s the story of a sister who wouldn’t accept death as an alternative and found a quality of life through spiritual growth and a protocol of nontraditional cures. In No Stone Unturned, author Jessie Garcia shares the story of Casey FitzRandolph, who won an Olympic gold medal in speedskating in 2002 and his sister, Jessi, who was diagnosed eight years later with stage IV breast cancer. The FitzRandolphs brought glory to the United States in the form of gold, yet left their home country in search of alternative medical treatments. Heart-wrenching and thought-provoking, No Stone Unturned follows the family through their journey. Told from the perspective of all involved, it offers insight into the heart of a modern American household dealing with two extreme emotions—elation and despair.< Less
No Stone Unturned: A Brother and Sister’s Incredible Journey Through the Olympics and Cancer By Jessie Garcia
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This is a story of two heroes who climbed different mountains and defined success in two startlingly different ways. It’s the story of a brother who, at one point in time, was the world’s... More > best. And it’s the story of a sister who wouldn’t accept death as an alternative and found a quality of life through spiritual growth and a protocol of nontraditional cures. In No Stone Unturned, author Jessie Garcia shares the story of Casey FitzRandolph, who won an Olympic gold medal in speedskating in 2002 and his sister, Jessi, who was diagnosed eight years later with stage IV breast cancer. The FitzRandolphs brought glory to the United States in the form of gold, yet left their home country in search of alternative medical treatments. Heart-wrenching and thought-provoking, No Stone Unturned follows the family through their journey. Told from the perspective of all involved, it offers insight into the heart of a modern American household dealing with two extreme emotions—elation and despair.< Less
No Stone Unturned: A Brother and Sister’s Incredible Journey Through the Olympics and Cancer By Jessie Garcia
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This is a story of two heroes who climbed different mountains and defined success in two startlingly different ways. It’s the story of a brother who, at one point in time, was the world’s... More > best. And it’s the story of a sister who wouldn’t accept death as an alternative and found a quality of life through spiritual growth and a protocol of nontraditional cures. In No Stone Unturned, author Jessie Garcia shares the story of Casey FitzRandolph, who won an Olympic gold medal in speedskating in 2002 and his sister, Jessi, who was diagnosed eight years later with stage IV breast cancer. The FitzRandolphs brought glory to the United States in the form of gold, yet left their home country in search of alternative medical treatments. Heart-wrenching and thought-provoking, No Stone Unturned follows the family through their journey. Told from the perspective of all involved, it offers insight into the heart of a modern American household dealing with two extreme emotions—elation and despair.< Less
The Kindest People: Heroes and Good Samaritans (Volume 7) By David Bruce
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A Sample: Before attending the 2012 Olympics in London, Zofia Noceti-Klepacka of Poland announced that if she won a medal she would sell it for a worthy cause. She did win a medal: the bronze in the... More > women’s RS-X, which involves windsurfing and a heavy sailboard. Ms. Noceti-Klepacka’s neighbor is Zuzia, a five-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis. Her constant care is expensive, and the proceeds from the sale of the bronze will go to her and her family. Ms. Noceti-Klepacka said (translated by Google from an interview with Polskie Radio), “Susan is my neighbor, I know her since birth. I’ve seen that had problems, how many times was in the hospital, she spent much time there, her mom. Everyone here is praying that Susan survived. Now maybe you can not see it, but cystic fibrosis is a fatal disease before the Games and said that I was going to London after the medal for her.”< Less
The Marathon of Faith - Rio 2016 By Vis Writer
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This novel retraces Eder dos Santos unlikely path to qualifying and competing in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic marathon event. Born and raised in a small, agricultural community in... More > Brazil’s heartland, each of the winding 26 miles (or chapters) are flashbacks of Eder’s past – church, family, work, romance, marriage, birth, and death. His life and this marathon have ups and downs that will test both his character and his beliefs, as Eder confronts world-class runners from around the globe during the race through the beautiful streets and beaches of Rio. Eder’s gifted, inspirational, and extraordinary wife, Gelita, is the guiding light that helps him through each the twisting turns. The magnificent marathon competition is revealed through the eyes of two broadcasting commentators who recount the drama as the race unfolds. Experts agree that man has physically progressed to being able to run a sub two hour marathon and now it is more a matter of mind over body, and, of course, favorable race day conditions.< Less
The Marathon of Faith Rio 2016 By Vis Writer
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This novel retraces Eder dos Santos unlikely path to qualifying and competing in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic marathon event. Born and raised in a small, agricultural community in... More > Brazil’s heartland, each of the winding 26 miles (or chapters) are flashbacks of Eder’s past – church, family, work, romance, marriage, birth, and death. His life and this marathon have ups and downs that will test both his character and his beliefs, as Eder confronts world-class runners from around the globe during the race through the beautiful streets and beaches of Rio. Eder’s gifted, inspirational, and extraordinary wife, Gelita, is the guiding light that helps him through each the twisting turns. The magnificent marathon competition is revealed through the eyes of two broadcasting commentators who recount the drama as the race unfolds. Experts agree that man has physically progressed to being able to run a sub two hour marathon and now it is more a matter of mind over body, and, of course, favorable race day conditions.< Less
Meteor By Jack Jensen
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What if there was an athlete born so extraordinary that he won Olympic Gold, Super Bowl MVP, World Series MVP, and NBA Finals MVP, in a few short years, making icons like Jesse Owens, Jim Brown,... More > Willie Mays, and Michael Jordan look like small and ordinary men? Then decided to take on Heavyweight Boxing, Hockey - even NASCAR? How quickly would we want to tear him back down to earth? How spectacular would be his crash? How complete would be the carnage left behind? “We wish there were gods on earth to make things right, to show us the way.”< Less
Igniting the Flame By William Taylor
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Growing up among Hollywood legends and Olympic athletes, Bill Taylor’s boyhood dream was to become a famous athlete. That dream was coming true when he ran national times and received a... More > scholarship to USC, the top collegiate track team in the country. Anguish and tragedy, however, sent him on a different journey through the U.S. Marine Corps, the Presbyterian ministry, politics, psychoanalysis, existentialism, and historical travel, to find his fulfillment as a teacher and coach in Northern California. Since 1979, Bill has been mentoring student athletes, taking many of them with him on summer odysseys through Europe and the Middle East to better inform the beginning of their journeys.< Less

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