Courage to Persevere is a true account of Bill Fallon’s battle with a rare birth defect and his recovery. Fallon one of the original “Hot Doggers” of the 1970’s was the youngest competitor in the first ever “Freestyle” contest held in North America at Waterville Valley. Hall of Famer Wayne Wong won the contest.
Egan and Fallon became friends in the 1990’s. They met on the slopes of Waterville Valley and quickly found a common bond via their passion for storytelling and skiing. Their shared interest in skiing as well as sailing provides the perfect lens in which to tell this dramatic and life changing story of how Bill Fallon survived two Arterial Venous Malformations better known as AVM’s.
This is a story about facing some of life’s toughest challenges and finding a way to rebuild one’s life–learning to walk, read and live again. It is a testament to mental focus, hard work and the strength that comes from close friends and family.
Bill Fallon, one of America’s most successful real estate dealmakers and a former professional ski racer, relates how a strong family and a focus on returning to skiing helped with his physical and psychological healing. With an introduction by Merv Griffin Thousands of people have serious surgery every year; this book is an inspirational tale that can help with any patient’s recovery.
In the book, family, skiing and sailing play the background for self-discovery, forgiveness and healing. Egan and Fallon wrap their arms around these themes and display a life-changing story through the lens of nature, passion and courage.