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Breckenridge Public Library 921 PRA (Text) 33500013013834 New Checked out 10/03/2019

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  • ISBN: 1459742761
  • ISBN: 9781459742765
  • Physical Description: pages cm.
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified], DUNDURN Group LTD, 2019.

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Summary, etc.: "Adam D. Prashaw's life was full of surprises from the moment he was born. Assigned female at birth, and with parents who had been expecting a boy, he spent years living as "Rebecca Danielle Adam Prashaw" before coming to terms with being a transgender man. Adam captured hearts with his humour, compassion, and intensity. After a tragic accident cut his life short, he left a legacy of changed lives and a trove of social media posts documenting his life, relationships, transition, and struggles with epilepsy, all with remarkable transparency and directness. In Soar, Adam, Soar, his father, a former priest, retells Adam's story alongside his son's own words. From early childhood, through coming out first as a lesbian and then as a man, his battles with epilepsy and refusal to give in, it chronicles Adam's drive to define himself, his joyful spirit, and his love of life, which continues to conquer all."-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 January #1
    ?Adam was born in the wrong body—a boy in a girl's—though it would be 20 years before he came out as transgender and began his transition. But there is a much more to his story than this. From a very young age, he was diagnosed with epilepsy. He would undergo two brain surgeries to attempt to correct this condition, the first operation being unsuccessful. The second appeared to succeed; it was two months without a seizure when Adam, then 22, suffered another episode when he was alone in a hot tub. By the time he was discovered, he had been underwater for 12 minutes. Though a medical team worked heroically to save him, it was too late. In death, he helped others to live, however, by having chosen in life to be an organ donor. His decision helped save four lives. Rick Prashaw, Adam's father, celebrates life in this moving memoir, joined, in a sense, by Adam himself, whose musings and social-media posts enrich the narrative. The result is both specific and universal. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Rick Prashaw has had a diverse career as a journalist, Catholic priest, executive director of a national NGO, and political staff to members of Parliament. He is a winner of the National Ron Wiebe Restorative Justice Award. Rick lives in Ottawa.

Subject: Prashaw, Adam.
Transgender people > Ontario > Ottawa > Biography.
Epileptics > Ontario > Ottawa > Biography.
Ottawa (Ont.) > Biography.
Transgender people.
Ontario > Ottawa.
MEDICAL / Neurology.
Genre: Biography.

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