A Heroic Journey from Crippling Paralysis to Extraordinary Success
‘Follow Your Heart’ Earns Honorable Mention at Hollywood Book Festival
Phil Devitte’s book Follow Your Heart, an inspiring story of his refusal to accept the fate his doctors allotted him and his determination against all odds to walk again, has been awarded an Honorable Mention in the Biography/Autobiography category of the 2013 Hollywood Book Festival.
One moment Philip Devitte had everything a guy could dream of: A beautiful wife and family, a great career, a fancy car. The next moment his car suddenly spun out of control and with it his life. The doctors and nurses said he would never walk again. He refused to accept their doomsday’s predictions.
Adversity threw him a gauntlet and Philip chose to rise to the challenge and walk again. Time and again, he defied doctor’s expectations. Despite the misfortune that had befallen him, he was determined not to rest until he snatched success from the jaws of adversity.
Half of Book Sales Donated to Northwest Spinal Cord Injury Program
50% of proceeds from the book will be donated to the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System at the University of Washington Medical Center. Program details
He took the best Western medicine had to offer and supplemented his treatment with the best alternative medicine he could find: visualization, meditation, and prayer.
Follow Your Heart is the story of one man’s defiance of his fate and his heroic efforts to stand on his own two feet again. Philip shows how we can stand up in the face of adversity and still achieve extraordinary success.
Philip Devitte devotes considerable time these days advocating driver safety to young people. A former director of Think First in Palm Springs, he has given many motivational speeches to students in California and Washington about the dangers of unsafe driving habits, and the importance of believing in themselves even when the odds are against them.
"Philip Devitte’s Follow Your Heart will wind its way into your heart, destined to be remembered forever; his hard-won successful practices are destined to be referred to and benefitted from whenever the going gets tough for any of us."
– Francine Vale, author, Song of the Heart
I just finished reading Follow Your Heart, a very telling story. I love it! The wheelchair gift was the furthermost touching portion and confirmed my beliefs. I now need the next step -- Ralph's tape!!!! You should've included it with the book... a must-have (please).
You have made an immeasurable impression on my life more than what you can image, keeping the faith that is the utmost meaningful role of it all.
Thanks for sharing,
– Miguel Acosta
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