I Wiggled My Toes … Hallelujah!

An Unforeseen Journey of Recovery from Brain Surgery

by Joseph C. Salvo Foreword by Peter Black M.D. Ph.D. F.A.C.S



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/23/2021

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 194
ISBN : 9781664222519
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 194
ISBN : 9781664222526

About the Book

Within two weeks I visited three different doctors, had four MRIs, was diagnosed with a meningioma tumor and endured twelve hours of very delicate brain surgery. Post-surgery, an unexpected turn of events occurred. If the reader is confronted with an unimaginable and seemingly insurmountable challenge, he or she must remember that with fortitude, God’s help, support from family and friends, and an excellent medical team, anything is possible.

When I left the rehabilitation facility, the entire medical staff referred to me as being a “miracle” and encouraged me to write a book. They felt that my journey would give hope to others who had dealt with, or were presently dealing with, a life-changing experience. I did indeed encounter many coincidences during my journey that re-affirmed that God had indeed interceded on my behalf during the entire process.

About the Author

Joseph C. Salvo holds a Bachelor of Science - Management Degree from Bentley University and both a Masters’ Degree in Education and a Certificate in Administration from University of Massachusetts Lowell. He is a former business teacher for seventeen years at Waltham High School and a former teacher of technology for sixteen years at Kennedy Middle School in Waltham, Massachusetts. For the City of Waltham he was a Voter Registrar, Chairman of the Parks and Recreation Board, and a member of the Community Preservation Committee. At Waltham High School he was a varsity softball coach for twenty years and advisor to the yearbook for three years. He also volunteered for various positions in baseball leagues in Waltham. Throughout his life he coordinated and assisted with numerous fund raising activities for the sick and underprivileged. Since his surgery Joseph has coached several individuals with brain tumors through their operation. Joseph is retired and now enjoys fishing, boating, clamming and golfing on Cape Cod in Mashpee, Massachusetts. This is his first endeavor to publish a book.