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One More Step


One More Step

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One More Step 

Bonner Paddock

ISBN 9780062295606

In this exhilarating and inspirational memoir, the first man with cerebral palsy to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and complete the brutal Ironman competition shares the exhilarating adventure that led to his achievements-redefining our ideas of normal and proving that life is never truly limited for any of us.

Bonner Paddock summited 19,341 foot-high Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s tallest freestanding mountain. Four years later, he earned the elite triathlete title, Kona Ironman. Thousands have done each individually. Bonner is the first person with cerebral palsy to do both.

Diagnosed in his youth, Bonner swore he wouldn’t let this neurological disorder limit him, and for twenty-nine years he guarded the truth about his health. But the sudden death of a friend’s young son who also suffered from CP forced Bonner to re-evaluate his life. No longer would he be content striving for normal. Instead he would live life to its fullest, pursuing one breathtaking experience at a time-while raising money for special needs children along the way-and never turn down a challenge for fear of his physical limitations.

His is a remarkable journey that has taken him across the globe and introduced him to a fascinating cast of characters who have supported his inspiring quest. An athlete, adventurer, and philanthropist, Bonner is today no longer defined by his limits, but by the moments that pushed him past them. Infused with his irresistible charisma, courage, and heart, illustrated with 16 pages of colour photos, One More Step shows us that we can all conquer our own challenges and embrace every moment life has to offer.




The Author

Bonner PaddockBonner Paddock is the first person with cerebral palsy to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro (unassisted) and completes the challenging Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. In doing so, he has raised over $1 Million Dollars for special needs children.

As Founder & Chairman of OM Foundation (OMF), a non-profit he created in 2009, Bonner continues to raise awareness for the special needs community, as well as build and support early learning centres for children with disabilities in the US and Africa. These centres provide the much needed therapies for children with all types of disabilities.

In his additional role as SVP of Marketing, Bonner oversees key strategic relationships across all facets including branding, sponsorship, media, activation and marketing platforms for Young's Market Company. Prior to joining Young's Market in 2010, Bonner served with the Anaheim Ducks/Honda Center and was Director of SMG agency.

Through his foundation, his speaking engagements and his role at Young's Market Co., Bonner promotes the idea that "any one person can make a difference if they dedicate themselves to look beyond their own personal limits to achieve their goals”




Reviews, News & Interviews:

Each step of Paddock’s journey is described in vivid and compelling detail. Readers will cheer for this extraordinary man, whose story is solid evidence that limits fall away when confronted with resolve, service, and courage. Publishers Weekly

One More Step is a riveting story of overcoming the challenge of living with cerebral palsy and conquering the impossible. Bonner Paddock is an inspiration to everyone. Nolan Ryan, MLB Hall of Fame pitcher

Bonner Paddock’s story of training for these events and the mind-boggling pain he endured to achieve his goals will have readers crying and cheering all the way to the finish line. An emotion- and action-packed story of the author’s tenacious, dogged pursuit of his goals. Kirkus Reviews