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Author Kurson, Robert.

Title Crashing through : a true story of risk, adventure, and the man who dared to see / Robert Kurson
Edition First edition
Published New York : Random House, [2007]


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Description 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary "Mike May spent his life crashing through. Blinded at age three, he defied expectations by breaking world records in downhill speed skiing, joining the CIA, and becoming a successful inventor, entrepreneur, and family man. He had never yearned for vision." "Then, in 1999, a chance encounter brought startling news: a revolutionary stem cell transplant surgery could restore May's vision. It would allow him to drive, to read, to see his children's faces. He began to contemplate an astonishing new world: Would music still sound the same? Would sex be different? Would he recognize himself in the mirror? Would his marriage survive? Would he still be Mike May?"
"The procedure was filled with risks, some of them deadly, others beyond May's wildest dreams. And even if the surgery worked, history was against him. Fewer than twenty cases were known worldwide in which a person gained vision after a lifetime of blindness. Each of those people suffered desperate consequences we can scarcely imagine." "There were countless reasons for May to refuse vision. He could think of only a single reason to go forward. Whatever his decision, he knew it would change his life." "Robert Kurson gives us an account of one man's choice to explore what it means to see - and to truly live."--BOOK JACKET
Subject May, Mike, 1953-
Blind -- United States -- Biography.
Eye -- Surgery -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Blind -- Rehabilitation -- United States -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Case studies.
Author May, Mike, 1953-
LC no. 2007003092
ISBN 9781400063352 (alk. paper)