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Date: 1st September, 2022
Publisher: MIRROR BOOKS
- True Stories
Jaco van Gass was twenty-three when he was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade in Afghanistan in 2009. Losing his left arm to the blast, he sustained life threatening injuries that stopped his heart twice; yet by a miracle - -and the skill of the medics treating him - he survived. Against all the odds, Jaco has fought to build a post-injury life as an adventurer and professional athlete, a journey that has taken him from the slopes of the world's highest mountains to the North Pole, from the Carretera Austral to international cycling competitions in an Olympic velodrome. In this account, Jaco tells his compelling and inspiring story, starting with his childhood in South Africa and ending on the podium in Rio.