I am a Runner

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Maria's ultimate finish line--she would surely one day be able to race again.
Book Description

“You’ll never be able to run again.”

From running half marathons to being the sickest person in the hospital, Maria Papalia-Meier fought the river of death, and won.

Life changing moments, amputations, and negative thoughts refused to keep her down. With her rock-hard stubbornness, positive self-empowerment and persistence, she grabbed hope and unflinching faith to face the life handed to her. Her story offers an honest, tough-love approach to defeating pre-determined opinions, and self-imposed limitations. She refused to give up or give in.

Maria Papalia-Meier is a runner. She has awoken stronger…better.

This is her story.
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Reading about Maria’s journey is like sitting down and having a cup of coffee with your close friend. You’ll become a part of her amazing fight to be a runner and cheer her on as she crosses the finish line!

-- GS

A heartwarming story that reminds you that life can change in an instant but with determination, strength, and love you can accomplish anything. I am a Runner is a must read.

-- Mitchell C.

About the Author ▸ Pamela Ackerson, Maria Papalia-Meier

Pamela Ackerson- Wife, mother, author, and time traveling adventurer. Pamela Ackerson was born and raised in Newport, RI where history is a way of life, Pamela Ackerson now lives on the Space Coast of Florida where everyone is encouraged to reach for the stars! A hop, skip, and jump from Disney World and fun-filled imagination and fantasy. Non-fiction, WW2, inspirational, self-help marketing and advertising, historical fiction, time travel, westerns, Native American, and children’s preschool/first reader books. Maria Papalia-Meier- Maria Papalia-Meier is a fighter. She may have been KO’d, and down for the count, but she proved them wrong. I am a Runner is about surviving sepsis, a coma, and amputation. Maria has a BBA with an emphasis in Human Resources, and has worked for Fed-Ex for twenty years. As an athlete she has many accomplishments. Before her battle with the river of death she’d competed and ran in multiple 5K’s. She was told she’d never run again. She proved the naysayers wrong. Her athletic accomplishments include running in a 5K, and a 1/2 Marathon. I am a Runner – the Memoirs of a Sepsis Survivor is available in print and e-book. Radio Interview: https://www.speakuptalkradio.com/maria-papalia-meier-speaks-up Newspaper article: https://auburnpub.com/lifestyles/always-a-runner-auburn-native-tells-story-of-sepsis-recovery/article_e3d6ebfb-4349-5b1a-81e5-a6c6ffe9e16c.html My Blog thetoelessrunner MY EMAIL : thetoelessrunner@gmail.com I would love to hear from you!!!!!!!!!