I Had to Survive

I Had to Survive

How A Plane Crash in the Andes Inspired My Calling to Save Lives

Book - 2016 | First Atria Books hardcover edition.
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On October 12, 1972, a Uruguayan Air Force plane carrying members of the "Old Christians" rugby team--and many of their friends and family members--crashed into the Andes Mountains. I Had to Survive offers a gripping and heartrending recollection of the harrowing brink-of-death experience that propelled survivor Roberto Canessa to become one of the world's leading pediatric cardiologists.

As he tended to his wounded teammates amidst the devastating carnage of the wreck, rugby player Roberto Canessa, a second-year medical student at the time, realized that no one on earth was luckier: he was alive--and for that, he should be eternally grateful. As the starving group struggled beyond the limits of what seemed possible, Canessa played a key role in safeguarding his fellow survivors, eventually trekking with a companion across the hostile mountain range for help.

This fine line between life and death became the catalyst for the rest of his life.

This uplifting tale of hope and determination, solidarity and ingenuity gives vivid insight into a world famous story. Canessa also draws a unique and fascinating parallel between his work as a doctor performing arduous heart surgeries on infants and unborn babies and the difficult life-changing decisions he was forced to make in the Andes. With grace and humanity, Canessa prompts us to ask ourselves: what do you do when all the odds are stacked against you?
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2016.
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781476765440
1476765448
Branch Call Number: 363.124 CAN
Characteristics: 290 pages :,illustrations (some colour), map
Additional Contributors: Frías, Carlos
Vierci, Pablo 1950-

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larrybodmer
Oct 01, 2016

Powerful book of amazing fortitude and an equal desire for his life to be there for little children, and their parents, who need his inner strength and skills as a cardiologist is their seemingly impossible situations. I recommend this book.

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