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Author Johnson, Fiona, author

Title My wild ride : the inspiring true story of how one woman's faith and determination helped her overcome life's greatest obstacles / Fiona Johnson
Published Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2013
Sydney : Allen & Unwin, [2013]


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 MELB  920.72 Joh/Mur  AVAILABLE
Description 266 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, are colour, portraits ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Horse crazy -- ch. 2 Meeting my match -- ch. 3 Shacked up -- ch. 4 New home, new name -- ch. 5 That's some virus! -- ch. 6 Fighting for my life -- ch. 7 Intensive-care Christmas -- ch. 8 Keeping it together -- ch. 9 Moving forward -- ch. 10 A life or death decision -- ch. 11 No holding back -- ch. 12 Racing ahead -- ch. 13 Living the dream -- ch. 14 Against all odds -- ch. 15 No mountain too high -- ch. 16 Full circle? -- ch. 17 Heaven
Summary Fiona Johnson was born a city girl. But she was always drawn to horses. Aged 10 she saved all of her pocket money to buy a saddle at a garage sale. Eventually, after months of nagging her parents, she persuaded them to buy her a horse to go with the saddle. And so began a life-long love affair with horses and Rodeo. Fiona eventually moved from city to country when she met the love of her life Matt. Sadly tragedy struck shortly after they were married. Fiona was diagnosed with Leukaemia, a rare form of cancer. She wasn't given very long to live. But Fiona is a fighter. She was determined to beat her illness. And determined to fulfill her dream of participating in Rodeo events. Shortly after her release from seven months in hospital, Fiona decided now was the time to finally learn how to rope. She desperately wanted to be part of the Rodeo world. After many failed practice sessions, she eventually got the hang of it and went on to win the rookie title for ladies breakaway roping in 2005. Now ten years later, in remission and with two children, she can look back at the most difficult time in her life and revel in her triumph over near tragedy. Fiona is a true survivor and a champion roper. This is her story
Analysis Australian
Biography & autobiography (Australia)
Biography & autobiography (Australia) English literature (Australia)
English literature (Australia)
Notes Record machine-generated from publisher information
Audience General
Subject Johnson, Fiona, 1976-
Johnson, Fiona.
Cancer -- Patients -- Australia -- Biography.
Leukemia -- Patients -- Australia -- Biography
Leukemia -- Patients -- Australia -- Biography
Rodeo performers -- Australia -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 1743310447 (paperback)
9781743310441 (paperback)
Other Titles Inspiring true story of how one woman's faith and determination helped her overcome life's greatest obstacles