By Barbara Turnbull
At 11:15 p.m. on Friday, September 23, 1983, the life of 18-year-old Barbara Turnbull changed drastically. Three armed robbers burst into the Mississauga Beckerís store where she was working the late shift, shooting her and severing her spinal cord. Turnbull almost lost her life, but survived a quadriplegic. Now, as she marks the 30th anniversary of her injury, Turnbull -- a Toronto Star reporter and the much-honoured founder of the Barbara Turnbull Foundation -- looks back on her life as a disabled person, its frustrations and joys. What I know: Lessons from my 30 years of quadriplegia is a candid, moving and inspiring book about acceptance and turning adversity into activism.

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