I need help self-publishing my book, Push On
Organized by: Niki Rellon
Push On: My Walk to Recovery on the Appalachian Trail
February 10, 2017
I need help self-publishing my book, Push On. Because English is my second language, I have to pay for an editor to polish my story. I also need to hire a graphic designer for the cover.
***For a donation of $20 - $49, you’ll get an advanced copy of
the first chapter of my book.
***For a donation of $50 - $99, you’ll get an advanced copy of the first chapter and a Brochure of the motivational speech that I gave in Williamstown, Massachusetts, last October.
***For a donation of $100 or more, you’ll get an advanced copy of the first chapter of my book, a Brochure of my Williamstown speech, and a link on google drive with a video of that speech.
Here’s a little about me and my story:
My name is Niki Rellon, and I’m a trained chef, a paramedic, a boxing and kickboxing champion, a ski instructor, and a motivational speaker. I’m also the first woman to have hiked the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine on a prosthetic leg.
I was born in Germany, but I’m a US citizen now. Shortly after I came to America, I logged more than 15,000 miles on my bicycle as I rode from Alaska to Mexico City, from the west coast to the east coast, from Key West to New York. In 2006, I hiked the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada, a journey of 2,600 miles that lasted six months. And then in 2013, disaster struck, and my life was forever changed.
While I was rappelling down a canyon wall in Utah, I fell out of my harness and plummeted 45 feet to the rocks below. The fall broke a vertebra in my back, fractured twelve ribs, cracked my sternum, collapsed a lung, shattered my pelvis, mangled my middle finger, and made splinters of my left leg. My foot was so badly damaged that the doctors had to amputate the leg below the knee.
Most people probably would have given up on extreme sports after such a horrible accident, but I opted to push on with my life. Against the advice of doctors, friends, and family, I decided to hike the Appalachian Trail less than a year after my amputation. Armed with hiking poles, a new prosthetic leg, and bags of determination, I set out on the journey of a lifetime.
Push On: My Walk to Recovery on the Appalachian Trail tells the story of my accident and my recovery. I chose not to let my injury define me, and now I want to tell others about what it means to push on through pain and depression. It wasn’t easy for me to find the resolve to move past my lost leg, but if I can do it, then so can others.
If you’d like to book me as a motivational speaker, please contact me through any of the following:
Here’s a blurb from the back of Push On:
Achtung! Reading this book may cause the following side effects: you may feel the urge to sell all your possessions, abandon your family and friends, and wander alone in the wilderness for months at a time. You may also learn the meaning of “free spirit.” Complications may include tremendous weight loss and the development of muscles you never knew you had. You might also meet incredible people, make friendships that last a lifetime and have experiences unlike any you’ve ever imagined.