I Had to Survive

I Had to Survive

How A Plane Crash in the Andes Inspired My Calling to Save Lives

Book - 2016
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This is a gripping and heartrending recollection of the harrowing brink-of-death experience that propelled survivor Roberto Canessa to become one of the world's leading pediatric cardiologists. Canessa played a key role in safeguarding his fellow survivors, eventually trekking with a companion across the hostile mountain range for help. This fine line between life and death became the catalyst for the rest of his life. This uplifting tale of hope and determination, solidarity and ingenuity gives vivid insight into a world famous story. Canessa also draws a unique and fascinating parallel between his work as a doctor performing arduous heart surgeries on infants and unborn babies and the difficult life-changing decisions he was forced to make in the Andes. Print run 75,000.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, c2016
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476765440
1476765448
Branch Call Number: 363.12409 C1624Y 2016
Characteristics: 290 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Vierci, Pablo 1950-
Frías, Carlos

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larrybodmer
Oct 01, 2016

Powerful book of amazing fortitude and an equal desire for his life to be there for little children, and their parents, who need his inner strength and skills as a cardiologist is their seemingly impossible situations. I recommend this book.

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