The Resource Without warning, Damien Thomlinson with Michael Cowley

Without warning, Damien Thomlinson with Michael Cowley

Label
Without warning
Title
Without warning
Statement of responsibility
Damien Thomlinson with Michael Cowley
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After losing both his legs in an accident in Afghanistan, Special Forces soldier Damien Thomlinson was determined not only to survive, but to meet life head on. This is an uplifting story of guts, drive and exceptional resilience. Without warning, Private Damien Thomlinson's life changed forever. On a night patrol in Afghanistan in 2009, his vehicle drove over a Taliban explosive device. His right leg turned instantly to red mist and his left leg was severed below the knee. His arms and hands were shattered and his nose smashed. Blood poured into his lungs. He was as close to death as you can get. Damien's story could have been a tragedy, but because of his enormously optimistic spirit it is instead one of triumph and inspiration. Once a commando, always a commando. Damien was determined not to be defined or limited by his injuries. With dogged focus and commitment, he set about reclaiming his life - on his own terms. His extraordinary drive and willpower saw him walking again on prosthetic legs just eight weeks from the time of his accident, ready to stand and welcome his unit home from Afghanistan. He set himself extraordinary challenges including walking the demanding 96km Kokoda Track in honour of a fallen comrade and becoming the public face of the Commando Welfare Trust. Damien is now an aspiring Paralympian, determined to represent Australia in snowboarding
Biography type
individual biography
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10338732
Cataloging source
ANL
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Thomlinson, Damien
Dewey number
355.0092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Cowley, Michael
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True
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  • Thomlinson, Damien
  • Australia
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • War wounds
  • Amputees
  • People with disabilities
  • Soldiers
Target audience
adult
Label
Without warning, Damien Thomlinson with Michael Cowley
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 290 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780732297169
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill., ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 18081183
  • 18081183
Label
Without warning, Damien Thomlinson with Michael Cowley
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 290 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780732297169
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill., ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 18081183
  • 18081183

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