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Shark Assault – A Story of Amputee Survival

Peter Jennings is an author who has written “Shark Assault: An Amazing Story of Survival”, published by Dundurn (Canada’s largest independent publisher). This is a non-fiction book about Nicole Moore, a nurse from Orangeville, Ontario, who was standing waist deep in the ocean while vacationing at a resort in Cancun, Mexico. Suddenly, she was brutally and savagely attacked twice by a bull shark, the most vicious shark in the sea. She came very close to death, losing more than 60% of her blood (a condition humans are not meant to survive). As a result of the shark bites, her left arm was amputated. She very nearly lost her leg to amputation as well, but was able to endure numerous painful, invasive surgeries to save it, although she has limited use of the limb today.

But what “Shark Assault” really reveals is Nicole’s amazing, resilient strength of mind. Not only did she persevere through the brutality of the shark strikes, she is today a happy, optimistic and very positive individual. Indeed, Nicole offers public presentations, inspiring those facing challenges to keep moving forward in order to celebrate the zest and joy in their lives, not focus on what they’re missing. As Lloyd Robertson, the longest serving news anchor in television history says, “Riveting and inspirational‚Ķ a compelling real life story about the magnificent power of optimism.”

Both Nicole and Peter have been doing motivational presentations about her inspirational attitude and you can purchase the book from the Amazon link directly below.