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THIS BOOK STILL IS AVAILABLE TO PUBLISHERS. INQUIRIES: terry@terryfrei.com

By Patrick Ireland

(With Terry Frei) 

 
On April 20, 1999, Patrick Ireland was shot twice in the head and once in the foot during the carnage in the Columbine High School library. When the killers left the library, his surviving classmates tried to get him to come with them, but had to give up and and fled without him.

 

Over several hours, Patrick -- with one side paralyzed, with his right foot shattered and useless, with a shotgun pellet eight inches into his brain, and with even his survival in doubt -- crawled to the second-floor window.

 

Then, with the world watching, he dropped out of it, into the arms of SWAT team officers.

 

His recovery was arduous and amazing, and it is a story of determination, support from around the world from people both famous and otherwise, triumph, and success in his adult lifeHe is a well-adjusted, successful, inspirational young man who overcame adversity not of his own creation and refused to make excuses, become bitter, or indulge in blame games. 

 

Terry Frei's December 16, 2012 Denver Post column on Patrick Ireland

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Chauncey Billups

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Aerosmith

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Sister Maggie Ireland (later Miss Colorado 2007) and Shania Twain

 

ESPN.com excerpt in connection with Patrick Ireland's April 15, 2009 appearance on ESPN's Outside the Lines.  

Good Morning America 2009 story on seriously wounded Patrick Ireland, Anne Marie Hochhalter, Valeen Schnurr. 

August 2009 Denver Business Journal story on Patrick Ireland's recovery and rise in the business world