Win Charles has Cerebral Palsy—she also has a thriving jewelry design company, enough metal in her feet to set off any airport’s metal detector, and a love of snowboarding. How do all of these things fit together?
Don’t be fooled. This isn’t a novel about hardships or all of the things a young woman with a disability can’t do. This is a story about LIVING, about doing it anyway, and about passion.
The View from My Heels is a novel about a young lady with Cerebral Palsy who has a driving ambition to become a well-known jewelry designer. And she’s well on her way. In fact, she might even be better at accessorizing than you!
A View From My Heels gives hope and inspiration to the disabled community. Win Charles is an example of triumph that will leave its mark on your heart long after you’ve finished the book and set it down.
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About the author:
Born with Cerebral Palsy, Win Charles has defied the odds by becoming an author. Her memoir I, Win is an amazing story of how she remembers her life through the years of having a condition called “CP”. As a competitor in the Kona Iron Man Triathlon, CEO of her own jewelry design company, and motivational speaker, Win Charles truly is an inspiration to many. Today Win Charles tours the country, speaking to schools and institutions to raise awareness about cerebral palsy and living a full life no matter what holds you back. She is also an advocate of veterans across the world.
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This was a wonderful aspiring book, giving hope to all disabled people, and pretty good lesson about living, giving and loving without becoming pathetic or sentimental!
This is the story of Kelly a young woman physically disabled and her experience about finding her place in the world. She’s a promising jewelry designer and a badass at her work!
She nailed at it and she’s passionate about becoming a well know designer. But with her condition (she had cerebral palsy), people used her or even make fun at her, it was kind of overwhelming sometimes.
With all those hardships in her way to be recognized as designer, she managed this with class, and her zest for life helped her going though this.
She was a fighter and had some great friends to support her. She was especially the rock of this group.
She was so selfless and being there for the ones she loved. It was a very interesting way to tell us that disability wasn’t an end to itself. But being in that situation seemed very expensive and unfortunately, for those who were severely disabled, they had to be financially strong to take care of themselves.
Despite all those aspects that you could predict, it was a beautiful act of compassion and true disinterest on Kelly’s behavior. She didn’t do that for her benefit, but for seeing someone happy, because she could help that person.
Writing this story through Kelly’s POV was at the time very serious in the way to talk about disabled people but at the same time very enjoyable to read. It was very relevant about living with a disability. This story is definitely not about what people with that condition couldn’t do but the way they made to succeed in their lives.
Just one weak spot and that’s why I couldn’t gave the story 5 stars, was that I felt that Kelly’s adventures were unfinished. I wish I could read more about her.