The Force Within

The Force Within : From Police Officer to Paralympian

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Three time Paralympian gold medallist Carol Cooke AM tells her life story with disarming honesty, a keen eye and gentle humour.

Born into a policing family, Carol follows in their footsteps serving on the Toronto Police Force until love calls and she moves to Australia. Following a period of feeling unwell Carol is diagnosed with MS and life as she knows it changes forever. Resilient and determined, Carol believes she must embrace whatever happens on her life path and that is exactly what she does. She becomes a Paralympian and at an age when her friends are looking at retiring she is still training and competing (and winning!) against athletes much younger than her.

Her story will entertain and inspire you.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 230 x 150mm
  • Ringwood, VIC, Australia
  • English
  • B+W in-text + 8 page colour section
  • 1920785035
  • 9781920785031
  • 621,510

About Carol Cooke AM

Carol Cooke AM is an ex police officer from Toronto who was diagnosed with MS as a young woman not long after she had moved to Australia. She then beat the odds and became a Paralympian competing in 2 Olympics and winning 3 gold medals. She will be competing in the 2021 games.
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