Phantom Pain: A Memoire

It’s All in Your Head

by Stephen Sumner



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/28/2015

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 154
ISBN : 9781480812987
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 154
ISBN : 9781480812963
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 154
ISBN : 9781480812970

About the Book

Just any old perfect summer night in Italy; cyclist Stephen Sumner was riding his old-timer motorbike home from pizza with friends and found himself between the headlights. A hit and run accident left him for dead in a Tuscan farmer’s field. Somehow he survived, only to open his eyes, days later, and realize that his life had changed forever: his left leg was gone above the knee. Stephen had been given a new and very different life; lopsided maybe, but a life nonetheless. He moved forward, propelled by half-baked certainty and a longing to just make it work. But what works for a former jock who is missing a drive-wheel? He re-invented himself and founded an organization called ‘Me and My Mirror’, which is dedicated to helping people of every stripe and any age in poor or war-torn countries deal with the tragedy of losing a limb, or anything else that leaves phantoms behind.

About the Author

Stephen Sumner is from Vancouver, Canada. He is a former commercial fisherman and pro cyclist and the founder of ‘Me and My Mirror’; a humanitarian organization dedicated to relieving the suffering from Phantom Limb Pain among amputees through the use of Mirror Therapy. Learn more at