Alison Bedingfield Delgado had a conventional upbringing in a suburb of Greater Cincinnati. From an early age, Alison excelled in academics and athletics, graduating class valedictorian from Colerain High School, where she was a member of the four-time state champion cross country team.
In her first-time entry into the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon in 2005, the unknown 22-year-old placed first in the women s division. Then, in 2010, as a newly wed and second-year pediatric resident at Cincinnati Children s Hospital, Alison was hit by a car while cycling on a suburban road. Her husband, an emergency helicopter physician at University Hospital, was dispatched to treat an unidentified traffic victim and bring her back to University of Cincinnati Medical Center only to discover the patient was his wife.
Alison had suffered a traumatic brain injury and developed aneurysms that required surgery and intensive rehabilitation therapy. With patience and exceptional determination, the young physician completed her medical training and is now a practicing pediatrician in Park City, Utah. She resumed running, and while placing fourth in the 2012 Flying Pig, bested her own time from 2005. She went on to compete in the Boston Marathon.
Dr. Delgado hopes that her story will be an inspiration for others who face seemingly impossible odds. This beautifully written memoir is her first book.
It is attracting rave reviews by critics and the public. Author and educator Mark Curnutte had this to say: Alison Delgado’s autobiography is much like the woman herself on a marathon course. It covers a lot of ground quickly and efficiently. Written in a consistent and honest voice one adhering to her scientific and medical training and steering clear of the sentimentality that could bog it down My Race for Life will often leave readers shaking their heads in disbelief, asking, ‘Did that really happen?’
My Race for Life is a poignant, moving, and inspirational memoir that will take readers on a thought-provoking journey while entertaining them at the same time. My Race for Life is written by author Alison J. Delgado and Delgado throughout My Race for Life will take her readers on a journey through her life and the pivotal moment that impacted it. The journey the reader will encounter is upsetting at times but overall incredibly inspirational and her story will make you feel a host of different emotions from start to finish! That is why I already recommend this lovely book, however, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more!
Memoirs, combined with poignant themes are my favorite type of books to read. I adore memoirs because they give the reader insight into a person’s life and when the reader is granted this insight the reader can learn so much from their story, and many readers will be able to learn a lot from Alison J. Delgado‘s story in My Race for Life.
My Race for Life is an incredible book in which Alison J. Delgado will openly share her life with us readers. In My Race for Life, Alison J. Delgado shares how she defied the odds and recovered from a traumatic brain injury after a terrible accident.
Alison grew up excelling in athletics and academically and at just 22 years old she placed first in women’s in the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon in 2005. It is in 2010, Alison, a newlywed and second-year pediatric resident at Cincinnati’s children’s hospital, is hit by a car while cycling, and this moment changes her life forever.
It was her husband who was dispatched to the scene of the accident, who was shocked to find that the patient was his wife. The reader will learn about the aftermath of Alison’s accident in which she suffered a traumatic brain injury, developed aneurysms, and had to undergo intense rehabilitation therapy. Despite all this hardship, Alison overcome her circumstances and is now a practicing pediatrician! Alison poignantly shares her life with us readers, from her early years to the accident, to her life now and it makes for an emotive, inspirational, and powerful journey that shouldn’t be missed.
The profoundness in My Race for Life is sensational, and many readers will feel a host of different emotions while reading this book. Alison J. Delgado effortlessly inspires thoughts and feelings in her readers and compels them to read from beginning to end. I found myself reading My Race for Life at an alarming rate because it was captivating as well as absorbing; Delgado’s incredible literature will have you turning the pages frantically, and I adored how she was able to do this.
Alison J. Delgado is a remarkable person for two reasons; the first is because she is honest and brave to write her story, and the second is because she is an exceptionally talented author! Delgado’s excellent writing is a joy to read and flows beautifully throughout so that the reader will feel compelled to read non-stop. The life lessons learned from Delgado in My Race for Life will help readers better navigate through their own life, and that is so beautiful to me because it is rare to come across a memoir that will not only entertain but also help readers.
Overall My Race for Life is an insightful, moving, inspiring book and that is why I of course have to award this book five stars! So be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers, you won’t regret it!
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