“Learning to Breathe” by Alison Wright is a true story about Alison’s recovery from a horrific bus accident in Laos, Asia. Alison is a photojournalist, traveling all over the world in order to be a part of the story and take part in dangerous adventures.
Unfortunately, on a bus trip to photograph an amazing view, her bus collided head-on with a logging truck. Alison was directly at the point of impact. After fourteen hours of waiting for medical assistance, Alison was rushed into surgeries that would last for years after her accident.
For instance, one of her first surgeries had the outcome of placing her internal organs (which had been smushed into one of her shoulders) back where they belonged.
Alison finally was able to be transferred back to the United States with the goal of healing and once more being able to photograph and travel the world.
“Learning to Breathe” is inspirational, uplifting, and helps to remind you to live life to the fullest and to appreciate every moment of every day.
This book is more enjoyable than the ever-popular “Eat, Pray, Love” (which I thought was highly overrated). Alison’s journey is interesting, tough to read at times, but motivating.
Alison is able to overcome an experience that many doctors say she should have died from, and strives to continue to achieve her dreams (which she does, and it states so in the first chapter so that’s not a spoiler!).
Check out more about Alison here!
What is the most inspirational story you have read or heard about?