New Book Brings a Fresh Perspective on Life in a Wheelchair

Newark, California (EastBayDaily) — “Life in the Electric Chair: A Man and His Wife Explore a Life on Wheels” (published by AuthorHouse) showcases Dan West’s active, energetic life as it is turned on its head when he obtains an unexplained disease that slowly whittles him down in mysterious ways.

West once played softball and went camping, but one day things started to change for the mysterious when a trip to the doctor started an avalanche of dreadful news that would change his life forever. Readers will follow his bizarre journey through life as he loses his motor functions and ultimately ends up in a wheelchair. West decides to not let this unfortunate event slow him down however. With his wife by his side, he journeys to find himself in his ever changing world.

An excerpt from “Life in the Electric Chair”:

“I started feeling surges again, but this time not with the speech. There was no recommendation for Tegretol. My right arm was numb in the morning. The tips of my fingers were a tiny bit numb. The frequency of surges was irregular and I’m a regular guy, trying to make sense out of my irregular patterns. I had a light headed rush and urgency to pee. Doctor N recommended Tegretol again.”

He bears his heart throughout each page retelling his falls and triumphs. “This book will take you on a journey of what my wife and I have experienced with other people in a down to earth, but humorous way,” says West. “This story will tell how a disabled person relates to other people in everyday life.”

About the Author Dan West has been in an electric wheelchair since 2004. He received his B.S. in business administration in 1973 and M.P.A. in public administration in 1978, from California State University at Hayward. He traveled to Mexico and Colombia with Wycliff bible translators for a year and then took a position with Lockheed Missiles and Space Company in 1980. He worked there until 2001. He lives in Newark, Calif. with his wife, Marcia.

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