A heartbreaking, touching, and finally uplifting account, Love, Petra will share an inspirational message of hope, faith, and love to readers everywhere.
Featuring: Petra Nemcova
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A true tale of courage, tragedy, and love.At the age of
twenty-five, Petra Nemcova was leading a charmed life,
complete with a busy modeling career (including a Sports
Illustrated¨ cover), a handsome and loving photographer
boyfriend, and a jetsetting lifestyle. This was a far cry
from her childhood, which she spent under the specter of
communism in the former Czechoslovakia.But her world
changed forever on December 26, 2004 when a powerful
tsunami hit the resort of Khaolak, Thailand, where she was
vacationing with her boyfriend, Simon Atlee. As he was
swept away by the fierce waves, Petra managed to cling to a
tree for nearly eight hours, even as her pelvis was
shattered by the ocean+s ferocious power and her legs lost
all feeling.Petra+s remarkable grace under pressure and the
brave rescue by heroic Thai natives and tourists has been
reported around the world. But now, for the first time, she
will tell her entire story and share her amazing journey
back: from her agonizing physical rehabilitation to
confronting the pain of losing the love of her life to her
tireless efforts to help with Thailand relief efforts.
Petra will also reflect on her struggle through a poor
childhood, and how, at eighteen, this shy young woman
managed to launch a modeling career in the fashion capitals
of the world-a glitzy and glamorous time in her life. But
most of all, Love, Petra is the story of her love for Simon
Atlee-a love that has not been extinguished by his untimely
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