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Rhett Brown – Life Saver

Life saver? Now that's a strange title for a man in a wheelchair. Why is he in a chair? Why is he labelled a 'tetraplegic'? What does that mean for him? How does he cope with everyday life? One day on a construction site... a near suicide, divorce, rehabilitation – any one of these would stretch a person to the limit, but Rhett Brown has had them all to deal with.

With dogged determination and sheer guts, Rhett has risen above these adversities to emerge a successful, inspirational, professional speaker. As a result, thousands of workers around the country who have heard his story have been made aware of a new safety culture emerging in New Zealand workplaces.

From tragic to magic, this is Rhett's 'way up' – a universal story of how we can all release hidden strengths from within ourselves. You may cry, you may laugh, but you will enjoy this refreshing honest tale of one man’s struggle.


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Your story helped me out of my black hole

"Hi Rhett i have just read your book it really helped me get out of a dark place Ive been in for a while I can totally relate to your story I am a incomplete c6 Asia d I spent 8 months at burwood. then 2years in rest homes etc. waiting for housing mods. had hand surgery with prof torture with jen I would love to meet with you for a chat next time you visit chch thanks again for your story you truly are a life saver your story helped me out of my black hole"

Belinda Rhett's daughter

"Shit happens, and it's not the hurdle in front of you that’s the problem, it’s how you’re going to get over the dam thing. It has been an epic journey watching Dad go through different stages of trauma through to rehab, depression, grief, potential suicide and coming out the other end, enabled to see a future,"

Sonya I'll recommend this book to my friends

I just wanted to say, that I have just finished reading your book. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and have so much respect for you, and what you have achieved. You had to dig deep, and go where you had not been before. I will recommend this book to my friends. All the best in what you do, and for your future.