Goodreads Book of the Day Life and Death of War Correspondent Marie Colvin

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In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin

Marie Colvin, the headmost war reporter of her generation was killed in Syria in 2012 at age 56 by an IED (Improvised Explosive Device). The world of journalism lost a great and iconoclastic correspondent, a fearless female who covered  the most destructive global calamities of our times.

 

She lost an eye when she was reporting in Sri Lanka at the end of the civil war. She interviewed Gaddafi twice, and risked her life covering conflict in Chechnya, East Timor, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, and Zimbabwe.

Her personal life was highly interesting as it was her professional one: extremely motivated, bold and unpredictable. She married several times, drank heavily, suffered from PTSD and never allowed anyone to box her into what society expects from women’s roles.

In Extremis: The Life and Death of War Correspondent Marie Colvin by Lindsey Hilsum

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American Football Player Freddie Steinmark a True Inspiration for all and for Cancer Patients

I love heroes, men and women who have strong spirits and radiant-brilliant minds, and Freddie Joe Steinmark is one of them. Read more about him below the images.

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Freddie Steinmark, an American college football player back in the 60’s. He played at the position of safety for the University of Texas Longhorns. He has inspired millions of people around the globe, patients with cancer or other terminal or incapacitated diseases. He is an inspiration to many, even to people who enjoy good health but want to be stronger everyday.

Yes, I admire him greatly. Last night I was watching the movie about his life: “My All American”. Needless to say I was crying at the end. I was inspired by Freddie’s heart, his powerful mind, his tremendous and furious courage, fearless to pain, always with a smile and kind attitude for everyone around him: a true hero.

He was born January 27, 1949, in Denver Colorado and died at the age of 22 in June 6, 1971, at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, United States. Diagnosis: Congenital Osteosarcoma (bone cancer).

The amputation of his left leg, from the left hip, and the knowledge that his survival rate after the surgery was about a year, didn’t stop him from living!

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