Nonfiction Book Award Status: GOLD
The inspiring story of one man’s survival after a life-changing accident, and finding possibility in life’s darkest moments.
In a split second, Mark Berridge’s life came crashing down. His bicycle understeered through a corner, the impact wrenching him over the handlebars and catapulting him headfirst into a stormwater drain. A large piece of dislodged vertebra compressed his spinal cord, causing devastating nerve damage. Mark spent more than seven weeks in the hospital and nine months in intensive rehabilitation. His sustained effort to regain mobility became an integral part of his new identity.
A Fraction Stronger focuses on the insight and inspiration that can guide you through your impossible moments. Mark shares how small actions, combined with determination to seek out possibility in the darkness, can light your way forward.
It’s not about the fall – it’s about how you choose to get up. The world is full of possibility if you choose to explore it. Mark found the power within to become a fraction stronger every day. And you can, too.
Mark Berridge’s high-powered corporate career came to an abrupt end in March 2019, fracturing his identity and triggering a personal battle to regain mobility and find new meaning. Building on his gratitude for those who helped him throughout his journey, Mark now writes and speaks about facing adversity, and shares the actions and attitudes that supported his recovery to help others bounce back after a traumatic situation or to instigate productive change in their lives.