Marathon Wheeler

Living with Physical Disability

by Heather S. Coombes



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/21/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 324
ISBN : 9781512762570
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 324
ISBN : 9781512762594
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 324
ISBN : 9781512762587

About the Book

* Discover how a woman wheelchair user with cerebral palsy found purpose in librarianship and in ordained Christian ministry.

* Glean hints on how to live with purpose as a person with physical disability.

* Gain clues on practical everyday living with physical disability.

* Gather insight as friends and health care professionals on how to relate with understanding to people with physical disability.

* Appreciate how Christian faith can inform and strengthen motivation in the experience of physical disability.

About the Author

Heather Coombes was born in 1954 in India with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. She was educated in Australia at Young Infants School, West Wollongong Primary School and the Spastic Centre of New South Wales (now Cerebral Palsy Alliance) in conjunction with the Correspondence School, Sydney. She attended Macquarie University (Behavioural Sciences), University of New South Wales (Librarianship), and the United Theological College (Theology). She was employed with the Australian Council for Rehabilitation of Disabled (Librarian) in 1978-1982 and ordained as a Uniting Church Minister in 1986. Her working life continued with the Uniting Church Ipswich Central Mission Queensland (Chaplain) and Camden Theological Library (Associate Librarian). Her ministry in aged care began in Mayflower Retirement Village, Gerringong (Chaplain) and continued with Uniting Care Ageing – Central Coast (Chaplain). Retirement now leaves time to spend with family and hobbies. Heather likes reading biography and murder mystery. Gardening and swimming give her pleasure. Heather volunteers in pastoral care and occasional preaching. She lives in Bateau Bay on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia.