Fighting for My Life

I wanted to fight tougher fights. I wanted to fight Christy Martin. Arum said she would destroy me. Those words only made me want it more. I had been thinking a lot about my situation and realized I wanted to go out on my own.

Author: Mia St. John

Publisher: Post Hill Press

ISBN: 9781642938272

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 357

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Mia St. John has always been on top of her game. A five-time world champion boxer known as The Knockout because of her ability to level any opponent charging toward her, Mia spent two decades in the spotlight transforming her body into the ultimate fighting machine. But what most people don’t know is that outside the ring, she was battling a lifetime of demons while struggling to keep her family together. Born to a Mexican mother and white father, she spent her young life feeling like an outsider while growing up in Idaho. She fled to California as soon as she was eighteen and left behind the abuse that came with an alcoholic father. Determined to show everyone she was a champion, Mia moved to Los Angeles to follow her dreams—and ended up meeting the love of her life, television star Kristoff St. John. Together, they created a beautiful family with their children, Julian and Paris, while doing their best to battle their own bouts with addiction. Mia’s memoir takes readers through her odyssey of grief and despair, but always the fighter, Mia gets up once again and shows the world how to face another day with dignity and determination to live the best life possible.

Fighting for My Life How I Found God and Beat Lyme Disease

They played wall ball. I sat by myself. With no diagnosis, no medication, and no one who believed me, I felt alone—even separated from myself—while I battled the biggest fight of my life. As always, my parents remained at my side.

Author: Patrick Collins


ISBN: 9781483466590

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 138

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Patrick Collins has the life that he has always wanted: a loving family and supportive friends who help him in following his dreams. He has an accomplished baseball career and a unique passion to change the world. That is, until illness strikes. Plagued by fatigue, arthritis, chronic sinus infections, mood swings, and seizures, Patrick is left without a guide in his search for what is wrong with him. Doctor after doctor runs tests and comes up without a diagnosis. The family is told it is -all in Patrick's head, - and is offered antidepressants. Two years and tens of thousands of dollars later, a diagnosis is given: Lyme disease. Although Patrick's malady finally has a name, the extensive testing for, and treatment of, this enigmatic disease is not covered by insurance companies, leaving the family financially devastated. This memoir draws readers into the mind of this young sufferer of Lyme disease who had lost all hope of recovery, missing out on years of his childhood.

The Fight of My Life

While fighting the skin cancer, I managed to squeeze in ten credit hours with a 4.0 GPA average. I attended a small college close by. Vocational rehabilitation paid my tuition. I took keyboarding, math, and spelling.

Author: Barbara Webb

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781643495828

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 122

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They say that Ted Bundy started his killing spree in 1974, in the state of Washington. When he tried to get me in the car, it was in 1965, nine years earlier! He was approximately eighteen and I was twenty-one. I saw the horror in his face at this time! I'm sure that I wasn't his first intended victim. Ted Bundy's horror would have been over in a couple days; others can put us through misery for years. Even sabotage us to protect themselves while the blame will be put on us and no one cares. Why?

Fighting to the Death My Life in the World s Deadliest Fight Game

I charged in for that flurry and this time crunched into my target and felt him wobble under the power of my punches. Ding, ding. It was the end of the final round. We were both sweating buckets and my head felt like a hammerhead had ...

Author: Carl Merritt

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781784185053

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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Carl Merritt comes from a world where no rules apply, where violence has always simmered close to the surface. Still in his teens, he became trapped in a world of illegal fighting. The men who owned Carl built him into an awesome opponent, and plunged him into a world of appalling violence, crime, and retribution. Armed with firsts, elbows, feet, teeth, and forehead, Carl would target his opponents inside the cage, from which there was no escape. Only the strongest survived.Some of Carl's opponents were even slaughtered by their own supporters, as so much money had been gambled and lost on them. London, Paris, Dublin, Melbourne, Los Angeles, Las Vegas--Carl lost track of the number of times he was smuggled into a deserted underground car park or an empty warehouse, in a strange land. Carl's most recent fight nearly proved fatal to both fighters, and once and for all he has left the bloody metal arena behind. Now he wants to break the cage's strict code of silence to reveal how it has become the most deadly sport in the world.

Life Is A Journey Worth Fighting For

Seriously, I have to get with the program and enjoy the rest of my life. We must take every opportunity that has been given to us and enjoy living life; we only get one chance. Although I feel blessed and have received so many ...

Author: Sofia Villarreal

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781642588378

Category: Religion

Page: 162

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Life Is . . . A Journey Worth Fighting For Everyone has a story to tell. Whether we are young or old, our story began the moment we took our first breath. Every one of us chooses the life that we want to live and the story that we want to leave behind the moment we take our last breath. The story of our life is what we make it as we live and learn each day. Life is a journey of personal growth and learning experiences. It is about lessons learned and actions taken to improve the quality of life. This book will take you through a teenage girl's journey through life. Her struggles continued after she dropped out of school, got married at the age of fifteen going on sixteen, and becoming a young teenage mother who managed to finish high school and ultimately obtain a PhD. Both she and her husband were also struck with cancer, but no matter what obstacles came her way, she continued to trust in God and kept moving forward with many dreams for her future. Some facets of life such as life is an opportunity, beauty, a dream, a game, a promise, sorrow, a song, a struggle, a tragedy, an adventure, luck, too precious, life is life, fight for it are words that spoke to her as she came across a poem that inspired her to write this book. She immediately began reflecting on her life and making connections to the words and her interpretation of the message in the poem. A feeling overcame her as if the poem was telling her life story. She experienced the facets of life stated above at different stages in her life and in different situations. As a result, she came to the conclusion that life is a journey worth fighting for. Life is not perfect, and people should not pretend that it is. Some have to work harder than others in order to facilitate their journey through life. Challenges such as bullying, growing pains, dropping out of school, dealing with a failed relationship or marriage, loss of income or job, job reassignment, drug abuse, alcoholism, getting older, and disease are just a few of the struggles that we may experience at different points in life. At times, we may have to put up a good fight and not give up by overcoming obstacles that may interfere with the quality of life, the life God wants for us that will ultimately lead us to eternal life. No matter what age one may be or what obstacles come our way, we should never stop dreaming.

Book 1 Dancing in the Fire or Fighting for Life

I proclaimed the words of life and trusted God in His promises every day. My family and close friends waited for my doctor's appointment. There was no chatting or laughing in our home. It was a time of spiritual war in my life.

Author: Lyubov Oberemok

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781973674252

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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This is a true story about miracle healing from a rare type of cancer, anxiety attack, depression, fear and pain, tears and bitterness by the one and only God, who is always with us, alive and faithful even when we are not! This book is about living God, who is leading ordinary people, His children, step by step from grief to victory, from death to life, from weakness to strength restoring physical and emotional health! This book will also give you guidance and keys, well equip you spiritually to overcome the highest mountain in your life, the biggest test and fire in your life journey. Also, you will find Holistic approach for physical and emotional restoration. I DEDICATED MY BOOK TO THE HOLY SPIRIT, WHO INSPIRED AND MADE THIS BOOK TO BE ALIVE WITH DEEP APPRICIATION FOR MY FAMILY AND CLOSE FRIENDS FOR THEIR SUPPORT AND PRAYERS. ... I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me. O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me. O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made supplication. What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth? Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper. Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness; To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee forever. Psalm 30:1-12

The Fighting Times of Abe Attell

I shall make the fight of my life and am in condition to do it.62 In his pre-fight statement, Welsh announced: I am pleased at the opportunity to box Attell because I believe I will defeat him and am frank to admit that to do so would ...

Author: Mark Allen Baker

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476664323

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 278

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“Baker brings the gutsy little featherweight back to his life with his wonderful and informative biography…vivid detail…thorough research and detailed description of [Attell’s] fights…Attell’s life story is given an honest treatment…Baker has done a Herculean task with his intensive research and thrilling writing style…highly recommended”—The USA Boxing News“Smartly written…a solid achievement…a master of detail…[Baker’s] research is extensive and filled with fascinating facts…many striking images”—IBRO Journal Abraham Washington Attell (1883–1970) was among the cleverest, most scientific professional boxers ever to enter the ring. The native San Franciscan fought 172 times—with 127 wins, 51 by knockout—and successfully defended his World Featherweight Champion title 18 times between 1906 and 1912, defeating challengers who included Johnny Kilbane and Battling Nelson. Abe’s success inspired his brothers Caesar and Monte to take up the sport—Abe and Monte both held simultaneous world titles for a time. This first ever biography covers Attell’s life and career. Growing up poor and Jewish in an predominantly Irish neighborhood, he faced his share of adversity and anti–Semitism. He was charged for alleged involvement in the 1919 Black Sox Scandal. The charges were dropped but Attell was branded for the remainder of his life.

Live Working Or Die Fighting

Once I fin- ish work maybe I'll go to my friend's place, or to the computer school to study. I just have to fight for my life, after I finish work. I have to fight for my own life, just to survive. It is only in abnormal times that the ...

Author: Paul Mason

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 9781608460700

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 305

View: 564


The two hundred-year story of the global working class and its many struggles for justice.

God Used Holes In My Son s Shoes to Change My Life

I could have gotten out in four but fighting and having relationships with other girls got me an extra 2 months. I would fight my girlfriend; just mean to her for no reason. I think, deep down inside, I hated what I had become.

Author: Rahab

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781491863374

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 852


The book is about a 12 year old girl who's mom decide to leave her dad whom she was very close, than is given to an uncle which results in her running away trying to find a place to belong but instead gets involved in drugs, alcohol, homosexuality, and prostitution with attempts to end her miserable life she has a son named carl God uses holes in his shoes to give her a reason and a will to live by pointing to the holes and saying you see you not just bringing yourself down you are taking him down with you after 21 years God stepped in and her deliverance began.

Covid 19 and the Mental Health Connection

Here I am fighting for my life and doing everything possible to take care of myself, including extreme self-care measures I've ... I thought “don't you believe that God wants us to get stronger and fight this virus with all we have?” My ...

Author: Michelle J. Holtby

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781663224736

Category: Self-Help

Page: 116

View: 205


A journey definitely worth taking—most definitely worth the read! - Jack R. Eastman, R.N. Wow! “Right on time.” Michelle has done it again! This is sure to be a bestseller. Our 47 year old author, a native of Albuquerque, NM, published her first book “Bipolar No More: A Memoir of Hope and Recovery” in 2008. Now, we’re again fortunate and inspired as she takes us on a short journey and infuses us with insight, foresight, and hope in our universal quest to maintain mental stability and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Michelle always makes us feel instantly seen, while creating meaningful connections with her audience. This memoir is written for anyone who has been touched by mental illness and/ or COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a guide, a tool, a comforter, uses various coping techniques, and provides support and views from the secular and Christian world. Michelle invites you to take this one-of-a-kind journey to find hope, help and answers to your most asked questions. Her experiences living with Bipolar I Disorder for 20 years will bring you inner peace so that you, too, can find the answers you need for today, tomorrow and always. One in four Americans are struck each year with a mental illness. While these are challenging enough to deal with, beginning in 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic was added to the equation-causing numerous outbreaks of hospitalizations. Endless isolation, depression, and anxiety soared to all-time levels as did suicide.