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Someone Like Me - An Unlikely Story of Challenge and Triumph over Cerebral Palsy

John Quinn

As a child, John Quinn had a dream of a naval career despite his affliction with cerebral palsy. After failing the physical exam, he underwent painful, self applied physical therapy for one year then successfully passed a second exam. He kept his cerebral palsy a secret from the record-keepers and medical authorities for 20 years. He had a distinguished and highly decorated career despite the pain he endured to appear normal. He served on board destroyers, a battleship, two aircraft carriers and functioned as an administrator for a Seal unit. The outside world also impacted him further aggravating his CP when he was challenged by alcoholism and excessive grief caused by the suicide of a brother. With help, John Quinn triumphed over both, as he did the painful cerebral palsy.

As a child, John Quinn had a dream of a naval career despite his affliction with cerebral palsy. After failing the physical exam, he underwent painful, self applied physical therapy for one year then successfully passed a second exam. He kept his cerebral palsy a secret from the record-keepers and medical authorities for 20 years. He had a distinguished and highly decorated career despite the pain he endured to appear normal. He served on board destroyers, a battleship, two aircraft carriers and functioned as an administrator for a Seal unit. The outside world also impacted him further aggravating his CP when he was challenged by alcoholism and excessive grief caused by the suicide of a brother. With help, John Quinn triumphed over both, as he did the painful cerebral palsy.
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As a child, John Quinn had a dream of a naval career despite his affliction with cerebral palsy. After failing the physical exam, he underwent painful, self applied physical therapy for one year then successfully passed a second exam. He kept his cerebral palsy a secret from the record-keepers and medical authorities for 20 years. He had a distinguished and highly decorated career despite the pain he endured to appear normal. He served on board destroyers, a battleship, two aircraft carriers and functioned as an administrator for a Seal unit. The outside world also impacted him further aggravating his CP when he was challenged by alcoholism and excessive grief caused by the suicide of a brother. With help, John Quinn triumphed over both, as he did the painful cerebral palsy.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jim Meskimen

Length:

5h 50m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

05:33


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

48:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

32:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

50:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

37:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

41:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:50


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:38