Steel Will

Steel Will

My Journey Through Hell to Become the Man I Was Meant to Be

Book - 2015
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"On February 19, 2007, SSG Shilo Harris was patrolling an infamous southern Iraqi roadway when his Humvee was struck by an IED. Moments later, three members of his crew were dead and Shilo had sustained severe burns over 35 percent of his body, lost his ears and the skin off his face, and lost much of the use of his badly mangled fingers. This fiery moment was just the beginning of an arduous road laced with pain, emotional anguish, and much soul-searching. For forty-eight days Shilo lay trapped in a medically induced coma as his wife, unable to ease his suffering, had to come to grips with a man utterly changed. This is the story of a young boy raised in a small Texas town under the heavy yoke of a father struggling with the personal aftermath of his service in Vietnam. This is the story of the first human being to participate in extracellular stem cell regeneration to regrow lost body parts. This is the story of the survivor not only of an explosion but of more than sixty surgeries to restore both form and function to his broken body. This is the story of the wife who stood by his side, made hard decisions, and continues to support her husband through his struggles with PTSD."--Publisher's description.
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan :, Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group,, 2015]
Edition: Paperback edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780801018886
Branch Call Number: 956.70443 H316a 2015
Characteristics: 265 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, color portraits ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Cox, Robin Overby - Author


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Sep 07, 2016

Hopefully I will never be tested like this, his ability to endure the pain and limitations after IED explosion are beyond belief. I also hope that others will gain some hope in reading his story that he was kind enough to share. I would love to hear him speak. Very good read for anyone who has been challenged physically or mentally and had to change paths when they were committed to the the one they were on 100%- and to their families.

Dec 08, 2015

A story of recovery, both mental and physical. And while I don't personally agree with his hunting bears, I admire his perseverance and strength of will in going through such a trying ordeal. It also shows how important it is to have friends and family when on the road to recovery.


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