Tasha Schuh of Ellsworth, inspirational speaker and author, has announced the release of her first book, “My Last Step Backward.”
Her book will be showcased on Friday, April 19, 2013, 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the Boyceville Public Library, 903 Main Street, Boyceville, Wisconsin, where she will be on hand to sell and personalize copies.
Seating is limited; call for reservations 715-643-2106.
Discover Tasha’s remarkable spirit in “My Last Step Backward”, a poignant memoir that seeks to inspire you to welcome adversity and face your own trap door of opportunity.
After showcasing her talent as the lead in her high school’s production of Grease, Tasha began to dream of a career in theater. No one knew that the stage itself would steal her dream—and almost her life—during a rehearsal for the next big show.
Just days before her opening night performance in The Wizard of Oz, sixteen year-old Tasha took one step backward and fell sixteen feet through a trap door. On that day, Nov. 11, 1997, she landed on the concrete floor of the historic Sheldon Theater, breaking her neck, crushing her spinal cord, and fracturing her skull. She would never walk again.
For the next three days, Tasha prepared for a surgery that would at best leave her a C-5 quadriplegic. Post-op complications turned Tasha’s struggle and ultimate triumph into an unbelievable journey. From loss and grief to self-discovery and achievement, Tasha’s faith, resilience, and honesty have allowed her to leave the old Tasha behind while she confronts the new Tasha’s life from a state of the art wheelchair.
Survivor, believer, fighter, Tasha is an inspiration, and hope for all who face life’s greatest challenges. Winner of the 2012 National Rehabilitation Champion Award and reining Ms. Wheelchair USA 2012, Tasha travels and shares her story of resilience and triumph over tragedy.