A Girl Named Betsy

by Betsy Burch



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/8/2017

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 214
ISBN : 9781480842731
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 214
ISBN : 9781480842724
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 214
ISBN : 9781480842748

About the Book

My muscles clenched and my lungs ached, but ahead of me I could see the spot where the bridge leveled. This, too, spurred me forward. A father and son gave me thumbs up; a woman fell into step beside me momentarily and cheered me on. Everything inside of me burned but I couldn’t stop smiling.
Finally, I reached the pinnacle, and the whole world spread out before me in one slow, dazzling display. And then I knew I could finish this. It was mine.
A double-amputee passed me and he was flying on his running blades. We waved to each other, acknowledging and saluting a thousand untold struggles. And that, I realized, was what we were all doing out there on the bridge: acknowledging a strength and solidarity that comes with living.

About the Author

Betsy Burch is a below knee amputee who inspires others to lead the most active life possible, despite the physical challenges she was given. Living by example, whether it is accomplishing 10K runs, paddle boarding or swimming in the ocean, she continues to show others how to overcome struggle and live life to the fullest.