Pure Grit | Paperback | By Lily Collison & Kara Buckley

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  • Pure Grit - Stories of Remarkable People Living with Physical Disability
  • Pages: 288
  • Format: Paperback
  • Author: Lily Collison & Kara Buckley
  • Publisher: Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare
  • Publication date: 09 Jul 2021
  • Category: Biography / General Disability: Social Aspects / Coping With Disability
  • Size: 21.6 x 13.9 x 1.8 cm
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Pure Grit by Lily Collison & Kara Buckley


Nineteen people from across the globe, ranging in age from twenty to seventy-plus, tell their stories of living and thriving in diverse fields — in sport, the arts, medicine, business and more. With refreshing frankness, they share their successes along with their struggles — grit is the one characteristic they all have in common. These are not stories of people overcoming disability — they’re stories of people accommodating disability while pursuing their dreams. Pure Grit shines a light on boundless possibility whatever the individual challenge.


'A must-read.' Julie Dussliere - Chief of Paralympic Sport, U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee

'Pure Grit highlights the lived experience of remarkable individuals, who collectively demonstrate that growing up with a disability brings strength, perspective, and resilience.'Dr. Cheri Blauwet - Assistant Professor of PM&R, Harvard Medical School

'An insightful collection of stories.' Dr. Christine Imms - Apex Australia Chair of Neurodevelopment and Disability, University of Melbourne

About the Author

Lily Collison is the parent of three adult sons, the youngest of whom has spastic diplegia (a form of cerebral palsy). She previously worked in education and industry and is author of Spastic Diplegia-Bilateral Cerebral Palsy, published in 2020 by Gillette Children's Healthcare Press. She lives in Ireland with her husband.

Kara Buckley is Senior Advisor to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee. She previously held the position of Global Director at Visa, leading partnerships with Olympians and Paralympians. She lives in Oregon with her husband and two children.


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