How A Teenage Boy In A Wheelchair Saved The World…

By: Joseph Simonds on March 6, 2020
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It’s LIVE!!!

After two years of writing, editing, proofing, re-writes, and then more editing, the long-awaited book, The Chair, is finally live on Amazon Prime today!

Here’s the quick backstory:

Luke and I have a younger brother named Daniel. He was born with severe cerebral palsy.

He’s never walked or talked a day in his life.

He spends most waking hours confined to a wheelchair and needs assistance for pretty much everything in his life (from getting out of bed, getting dressed, eating, etc).

Yet he wakes up every morning with a big smile on his face… grateful to be alive.

Dan The Man (as we affectionally call him) has been an inspiration to countless people.

He even magnetically attracts celebrities into his life (probably because he is so optimistic even when he has every right to be mad at the world).

He’s a really special dude.

So back in April 2017, I published a book called, Fishing For Happiness.

Shortly after it was published, Daniel planted an idea in my head…

To write a fictional book about HIM.

A book where Daniel, a young man who is often overlooked due to his “disability,” ends up having to face his biggest fears in order to save the world.

I called the book, The Chair.

It’s a book powerful enough to change how we look at others and ourselves… a book that will inspire… a book with meaning and purpose… a book the entire family can enjoy.

I promise the story will have you dying to keep reading… some of the happenings are eerily familiar to what we are seeing all around us today…

I hope you will pick up a copy right now (especially if you have any teenagers in your life).

The best news is that the profits from the book are going towards investing in the property we have picked out for our first “Salt Strong Fishing Theme Park.”

So when you purchase a copy today, know that you are playing a big role in getting more families, kids, vets, and the disabled outside fishing.

➡ Click here to grab your copy on Amazon Prime

The Chair 

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P.S. – It would mean so much to Daniel and our entire family if you picked up a copy or two for yourself and your kids/grandkids. We know this will have a massive impact on anyone who reads it.

P.P.S. – If you know any teachers or friends who work with the disabled, please TAG them or SHARE this with them. You Rock!

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James McKinney
2 months ago

Got my copy today. Great concept and awesome way to honor your brother. He sounds like one wonderful person. He certainly has an attitude others can learn from and embrace to be happy. Life is pretty awesome every day and we forget to look around at the incredible people and world we have been blessed with. Staying Salt Strong!

John Stokes
2 months ago

Joe, just got my copy of “The Chair”. You are an incredible brother and amazing human being. Anyone who can’t be inspired by your lessons as a brother may be in danger of losing their humanity. Proud to be a Salt Strong member!!!

Mark Dignazio
2 months ago

Ordered mine in my Kindle Unlimited account.

Gina Silcox
2 months ago

Ordered mine and GOD bless you and your family.

Eric Black
2 months ago

Just purchased it. Keep up the good work, Joe (and Luke and everyone at Salt Strong)! You all are truly doing amazing things.

2 months ago

Just bought the book! Can’t wait to read it! I am a caretaker for an 11 year old special needs child who has never walked or talked as well. So excited to support!!!

Jose Rodriguez
2 months ago

Ordered mine, thanks!

Gus Morris
2 months ago

Just ordered the book, looking forward to reading thank you for sharing with us.

Bill Metler
2 months ago

Joe and Luke.
I am proud of you for taking on this endeavor. I have grown up with a younger brother with downs syndrome. He is now 65 years old and has always been a happy, content person but I am aware of the many challenges that come with a disabling disease. I would like to talk with you about the design of a wheelchair accessible playground/theme park if you choose to discuss. You have have my cell. Please call and leave a message if I cannot answer immediately.

Bill Metler
2 months ago
Reply to  Joseph Simonds

Just finished ordering on Amazon. Very interested in reading your book. A real labor of love. I have never ceased to be amazed at how my younger brother with severe downs always has a huge smile on his face and seems always genuinely happy!

Alan Green
2 months ago

Thank you, Joe, for writing this book. My grandson was born with spinal damage that has restricted him to a wheelchair all his life. I hope to give him a copy as well. Mine is ordered!

Bill Brown
2 months ago

Ordered mine. Joe can you post on Facebook so we can share it?

Steven Free
2 months ago

Yea maybe I will because I feel your pain my son is mentally retarded and has cerebral palsy as well he caught a very bad virus when he was 7 he’s 21 now and has never walked since he’s in a wheelchair or bed ridden all day long his mother my ex-wife takes care of him I had such high hopes before he was born to take him fishing and learned what my dad taught me but I guess that’s life I’ll have to check it out thanks for the info