Cracked: My Life After a Skull Fracture (Paperback)
Jim Barry had it all: professional success, a great family, good health. Then, on a season-ending mountain bike excursion, he crashed, fracturing his skull and suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. After spending months in hospitals and rehab centers, he came home to more rehab on an outpatient basis. His lasting disabilities from his traumatic brain injury include limited vision, reduced hearing, lack of balance-necessitating a wheelchair-and weakness on one side.
This book tells the story of his journey to healing through the medical world and then at home forging a new life, even cycling and skiing again using adaptive equipment. Barry's story is a hopeful tale of persistence, resilience, and pushing forward.