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On The Table Read Magazine, “the best book magazine in the UK“, Rob Franks, a former cricketer for England, tells the story of choosing to have his leg amputated in his remarkable memoir. He discusses the ups and downs of amputee life, and playing for England’s Disability team and his beloved Middlesex.
From Disability To Ability
From Disability To Ability, which was released on April 7th, immerses readers in the inspiring life story of cricketer Rob Franks. He shares how he determined that the 24/7 pain he was in was caused by a bone tumor that was removed from his leg in 2011 motivated him to take the proactive decision to have his leg amputated.
This memoir tells the story of the chain of events that led to this extremely unusual decision, the crowdfunding required to fund the operation (the NHS deemed it unnecessary), and the difficulties faced embracing his new physical situation in an exceptional tale of fortitude, resilience, and a desire to live life to the fullest.
Rob Franks is back doing what he loves most, playing cricket and being a member of the England Disability team, the team he used to captain, now that he is pain-free and enjoying every moment of the life he now shares with his prosthetic leg rather than the crutches and wheelchair he once relied on.
From Disability To Ability is a book that inspires the fighting spirit and will undoubtedly become an inspirational read for many, even for those who don’t share the author’s passion for cricket.
Rob Franks is 44 years old and is married to Carla and has two children, Oliver and Harry.
They live in Poole in Dorset, where Rob is a community officer for the Dorset Cricket Board and a club and county cricket coach. His cricket club is Parley cricket club.
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From Disability to Ability is available in paperback (£11.99) and Kindle format (£3.99) on Amazon at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Disability-Ability-My-Journey/dp/180541058X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1680005712&sr=1-1
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