A Triple Amputee
At age twenty-nine, Linda Olson MD, FACR was vacationing with her husband in Germany when their van was hit by a train, shattering their lives as well as her body. “I didn’t marry your arms or your legs. If you can do it, I can do it,” was the first thing her husband said to her in the hospital after she woke up as a triple amputee. For thirty-five years, Linda and Dave kept the truth of what really happened from their family. What at first appeared to be a tragedy became a love story and a life extra-ordinarily well lived: giving birth to two children, pursing her career as a Professor Emeritus of Radiology at UCSD along with adventurous outdoor travel across the globe in canoes, kayaks, skis and backpacks. Part medical-survivor memoir, part marriage guide and parenting confessional and part travel blog, Linda asks readers to find not only courage but also laughter in the unexpected challenges we all face.
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