Ruth Marshall — power mom, wife, actor, and daughter — was in great health, until one day, her feet started to tingle. She visited doctors and specialists for tests, but no one could figure out the cause of her symptoms. Was she imagining those pesky tingles? She tried to brush it off, even as she tripped over curbs and stumbled into people. Clumsiness is charming, right?
But when Ruth suddenly couldn’t feel her legs at all, she knew something was terribly wrong. Her fears were confirmed by an MRI revealing a rare tumour that had been quietly growing on her spine for more than a decade. Within days, surgery was scheduled, and after the intense eight-hour ordeal, Ruth woke up to find her legs and feet had forgotten how to do... well, everything. The question that burned in her mind was, “Will I ever walk again?”
What Ruth thought would be three days in the hospital turned into months of rehabilitation as she relearned not only how to walk, run, pee, and even have sex again, but how to better appreciate everyone around her — including her devoted husband, her two young sons, her worried parents, her sisters, her loving friends, and the caring staff at the rehab center who help her tackle her recovery head-on.
Ruth Marshall, author
Ruth Marshall is a Canadian actor known for her TV roles in Flashpoint, Degrassi: The Next Generation, and Doc with Billy Ray Cyrus and for her voiceover work. Ruth lives with her family in Toronto, Ontario. Her first book, Walk It Off, was a national bestseller. Visit RuthMarshallAuthor.com
- This laugh-out-loud memoir is full of heart and courage, inspiring readers to put their best foot forward and walk off anything life throws their way. - Canadian Jewish News Link to review
- I can’t remember the last time I’ve liked a character in a book so much — only this one is real[...]. Ruth Marshall’s story is filled with heart and courage and heaping spoonfuls of humor. - Glenn Dixon, #1 bestselling author of Juliet's Answer
- A page-turning and inspiring journey of recovery[...]. Hilarious and hopeful. - Lisa Genova, bestselling author of Still Alice
- Heather's Pick for Chapters, Coles, and Indigo
Rights Holder: Westwood Creative Artists
rights sold: Canada, USA, Estonia
rights available: World
number of pages: 272
publication date: 01/02/2018
Original language of pub: English
Materials Available: finished book