What would you do if in a matter of seconds you went from being healthy and strong to being so badly damaged even your loved ones would have trouble recognizing it was really you? If you wound up being robbed of the ability to see the world as you had always done, how could you make up for such a loss? What kind of future could you have if you were no longer the person you'd always known yourself to be? The author of this autobiography had to start facing these questions when he was only 20 years old. His answers provide insight into his true character and portray the people and the era from which he came.