John Martin's sense of adventure would lead him to achieving goals in life that many of us only dream about. Cycling around New Zealand's East Cape as a 13-year-old boy, and being part of the first BASE jump in New Zealand were just some of these. Other incidents such as getting booed off the stage while playing in the back-up band at a "Split Enz" concert, would shape the character of the person he became. The strength of this character would be tested when his Cessna Ag Wagon crop dusting aircraft crashed and burned, resulting in John receiving third degree burns to 70% of his body, face and hands.
His story is not one of sadness and self-pity. The humorous and entertaining way he tells his tale makes this story, not just one of determination and courage, but a reminder to us all that sometimes "laughter is the best medicine." From this audiobook you will receive both inspiration and motivation. John's rise up from the ashes to return to flying and running a successful Tandem Skydiving business, is a testament as to what a positive attitude can do. As his story unfolds, the listener will chuckle their way through the chapters as they are taken on a journey into what makes us all tick. The spirit of a person that refuses to let even the most horrendous of life's challenges hold him back, shines through.
©2013 John Martin (P)2013 John Martin
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