The Long Walk Home: Paul Franklin's Journey from Afghanistan review â E-book or Kindle E-pub

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Ade a promise to his wife that he would come home alive he needed the heroic help of soldiers on the scene and a medical team abroad to keep his word He lost both of his legs above the knee as the result of his injuries but returned home determined to walk again Within four months of his injury and against the odds and predictions of doctors Franklin learned to walk on artificial legs He continues to represent the courage of Canadi. This book is the story of Paul Franklin a Canadian soldier injured in Afghanistan who lost both his legs The story covers Paul's time in Afghanistan just before the incident that injured him and the experiences of Paul his wife Audra and their son Simon following Paul's injuriesPaul and his family made themselves very accessible to the media throughout and continue to be open about their experiences Fulder has brought the story together here to see how one soldier and his family were affected by the warThe story definitely has interest but I felt that the author moved around in time too much and that made the story lose its flow and therefore its intensity There were also errors with dating at least one of the photos included and I felt that a significant error to the reader

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The Long Walk Home Paul Franklin's Journey from AfghanistanAn troops overseas as he rebuilds his life at home with his wife Audra and their young son Simon As a family on a journey to recovery they are determined to stand and walk together The Long Walk Home Paul Franklin's Journey from Afghanistan is a story of loss courage love and hope It inspires all of those military and civilians alike who wonder how they will take that next step when tough times challenge the body and the spirit. A friend of mine a double amputee recently died and this book helped me appreciate how hard his recovery must have been after a devastating war injury Very personal well written and without an excess of sentimentalism

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The Long Walk Home: Paul Franklin's Journey from Afghanistan review â E-book, or Kindle E-pub Æ The Canadian media were the first to bring Master Corporal Paul Franklin's story to the public and it is only fitting that award winning journalist Liane Faulder brings the full account of his The Canadian media were the first to bring Master Corporal Paul Franklin's story to the public and it is only fitting that award winning journalist Liane Faulder brings the full account of his return from a war zone The Long Walk Home Paul Franklin's Journey from Afghanistan documents the recovery of a soldier injured in a 2006 suicide bombing that left one Canadian diplomat dead and two comrades in arms wounded Although Franklin m. Opening Line Paul Franklin loved being a driver He loved being a medic too but he really loved being a driverThis is the story of Master Corporal Paul Franklin's journey back from Afghanistan after his vehicle was struck by a suicide bomb It is also the story of a hero even if he doesn't consider himself one Lying on a dusty street Paul stared down at his ruined legs and remembered the promise he'd made to his wife I will come home Now he's faced with an even challenging task then the Taliban that of rebuilding a new life and learning to walk on two artificial legs THE LONG WALK HOME is an inspiring story of strength and courage encompassing not only Paul's personal struggles but those of his wife and young son as well In the books one year span we travel from the war in Afghanistan to the American medical hospital in Germany and back to Edmonton where after several surgeries Paul begins his rehabilitation Author Liane Faulder interviews family friends doctors and physiotherapists throughout Paul's recovery and gives us a moving and very personal account of Paul's re birth year We begin in 2006 with Master Cpl Franklin walking his son to school 4 months after the accident It's a distance of 6 hundred meters and takes just over half an hour but this is a huge accomplishment Both of Paul's legs have been amputated above the knee and after repeatedly being told he'd never walk again Paul's beat the odds and proved them wrong The book then jumps around a bit as the author gives us back story on Paul's military career and family life before depositing us in the bombed ruins of his G wagon We're then with his wife Audra as she receives the call and subseuently travels to Germany This is as much her story as his and I was awed by the strength of military spouses We are faced with some gruelling hospital scenes as everyone comes to terms with a new normal and Paul's agonizing Valentines Day decision regarding his remaining right leg broke my heart Because Paul and the three others in his vehicle contained the first dead or wounded Canadians in Afghanistan a media circus immediately envelopes the Franklin family who decide instead of hiding they will become the new face of the military handling it all with stoic grace and determination I really enjoyed this book and count myself lucky that we have people like Paul Franklin who are willing to sacrifice without uestion or regret In a uote from the last page of the book Paul states that he's left something behind in Afghanistan and doesn't know what it is He still feels like something is missing something besides his legs something inside of him I'd love to go back and I don't know why