"One Day at a Time" is an inspirational story of David Sloan's battle against MS. This book is about using hope and attitude as weapons to fight through the mental gymnastics and roadblocks that MS created as Sloan's disease progressed. It features a step-by-step description of searching for answers that resulted in finally finding a label for his disabling symptoms. Sloan's life as a successful investment banker, always in control, gave way to learning that health and family were much more important than money and power when he finally retired on long term disability. His journey included traveling alone to Brazil where he spent time with a spiritual healer. This experience strengthened Sloan's resolve to never give up and use attitude to his advantage. Whoever he knows or meets has never met anyone with a stronger positive attitude. One can only understand his strength by learning about a similar battle with MS fought by Sloan's mom, who spent thirteen years in a... More > nursing home yet never complained.< Less
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By Bobbi Linkemer
Nov 11, 2011
David Mark Sloan’s book, One Day At A Time, chronicles the author’s spiritual and mental triumph over a frightening and debilitating disease: multiple sclerosis. I began reading it because my daughter, who attended high school with David, recommended it. It didn’t take me long, however, to become hooked on his journey, with all it’s hopes and disappointments, breakthroughs and setbacks. In the interest of full disclosure, I am a book coach who helps people tell their stories, as David told his. This is a book in which I would have been proud to play a part. It is honest, brave, informative, and well written. More than anything, though, One Day At A Time is inspirational. It is not only a story of overcoming great odds, but also of maintaining an attitude that most of us can only dream of. The words "give in" and "defeat" have never been in David Sloan’s vocabulary. There was no problem he didn’t tackle with his engineer’s mind or find a way to solve, except how to... More > reverse the course of his disease. Over the years, David worked incredibly hard to achieve success in his chosen field; won the respect of peers and clients alike; taught his children by example, not words; built a strong, beautiful relationship with his wife; and touched many people with his determination to walk and his can-do attitude. Then, he shared his story with the world. In his acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize for Literature, William Falkner insisted, “I believe man will not merely endure; he will prevail.” David Sloan gives new meaning to the word "prevail."< Less
This is a really well written and compelling story about his journey in life as someone who has MS. He has an ability to open up in a way that makes him vulnerable and strong at once. His story was interesting and inspiring. Put it this way, when it arrived I opened it up to to take a peek for a minute and an hour later had to make myself put it down as I hadn't intended gxo spend the morning reading!
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