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Review: Five Years to Live


It is the phone call every person lives in fear of receiving. There has been an accident and your loved one is paralyzed. A spinal cord injury is the single most devastating and life altering event. Based on a true story, Michael and Donna were young, successful, in love and planning their life together. That life was radically changed by a tragic car accident. Now a wheelchair user as a quadriplegic, with limited movement, constant infections and multiple surgeries, doctors projected Michael’s best case life expectancy to be five years. See how this young man battles through his injury and spends his five years making a lasting impact on hundreds of people. It will make you realize what can be accomplished when a person does not let circumstances dictate their life.

Hott Review

This is one of those books that it’s terribly hard to compartmentalize.
What I liked: I think this book is a wonderful testament not only to Michael and his family but to all who require and give care for the ‘disabled’.
I loved how Michael saw God’s hand working in his life even when he didn’t necessarily want to. I also loved how this book reminded me of the trials that our family has endured and how we can see Him through it all.
What I didn’t like: Though it fit well in the story there was some language and innuendo that made this book for a more mature audience. If it hadn’t been for that, I’d have recommended this to my teens.


Author: Frank Zaccari
Source: Providence Book Promotions
Grade: B+
Ages: 18+
Steam: Adult

Author Bio:

Frank Zaccari is a native of western New York. He received his bachelor’s in finance from California State University at Sacramento after serving as a military medic in the United States Air Force. He spent more than two decades in the technology industry, holding various positions from account representative to CEO. He also spent time specializing in turn-around management of companies under $100 million. Zaccari left the industry to provide primary care of his children, purchasing a small business that was more accommodating to his family. He presently owns an insurance agency in Sacramento, where he currently resides. “Five Years to Live” is not his only book for sale. He has also written, “When the Wife Cheats,” “From the Ashes: The Rise of the University of Washington Volleyball Program,” and “Inside the Spaghetti Bowl.”

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2 thoughts on “Review: Five Years to Live

  1. Thank you for the opportunity to meet you and your readers. Life Altering Events are not a happy time. One of our goals was to show the raw emotion of the injured person and his/her family. Many people cannot over come the loss and the grief. No one is ever the same again, but there are those few who individuals who rise above the odds and accomplish greatness.


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