About the Author
Meet Al Galloway
Al Galloway is no stranger to adversity. He spent the first thirty years of his life dealing with undiagnosed Tourette’s syndrome. Discouraged from pursuing a life in sports media, his diagnosis finally opened his eyes to what he might be able to accomplish, and what was really holding him back. Encouraged by his own example, he found other inspirational stories of athletes who had overcome huge obstacles and still found success. He wrote Inspired to show readers that they too can overcome life's challenges by using their failures to motivate themselves.
Al lives in Oakville, Ontario, with his wife of over thirty years, Doreen and their Golden Doodle dog, Riley.
About the Book
Healing Journeys from Hockey and Beyond
Nine athletes. Nine inspiring stories of adversity overcome.
People in sports are in it to win it. That means fighting for success on their playing field of choice—but it also sometimes means overcoming challenges in their own lives. The nine people interviewed in Inspired share their personal stories of hardship, ranging from cancer and addiction to racial discrimination, sexism, and family suicide. But they also share how they overcame those dark times, and how they got to the successful places they are today.
Inspired is an upbeat, entertaining, and informative collection of true stories that shows that just because a person is successful doesn’t mean the road was easy. Their journeys show us all just how far we can go when we have determination and the will to succeed.
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