Unbroken: Life is more than a game. Alex McKinnon

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Unbroken: Life is more than a game.  by  Alex McKinnon

Unbroken: Life is more than a game. by Alex McKinnon
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Rugby League was Alex McKinnon’s life. Born into a football family, from five years old Alex played junior football with the Aberdeen Tigers at McKinnon Oval, a ground named after his grandfather.A talented and committed young player Alex made his... MoreRugby League was Alex McKinnon’s life. Born into a football family, from five years old Alex played junior football with the Aberdeen Tigers at McKinnon Oval, a ground named after his grandfather.A talented and committed young player Alex made his NRL debut at 19.

Having captaining the Junior Kangaroos, and establishing himself as an NRL player at 22 - Alex was clearly one of the leading players of his generation.However in the 39th minute of the Newcastle Knights vs Melbourne Storm game at AAMI Park in March last year Alex’s life changed forever. A tackle gone wrong damaging his spinal cord leaving him paralysed.In the days that followed Alex was told not only was his football career over, but he would likely never walk again.

Like any young person in this situation - let alone a professional athlete – this was devastating.In UNBROKEN Alex talks of his thoughts and feelings during the those fateful moments on the field. With raw honesty he takes us through the painful first days and weeks in hospital, including his learning the tragic ramifications of his injury.From the struggle of these first days and weeks, those who know Alex best are not surprised at what happened next.Something of a rarity in modern professional sport, Alex has always shunned the temptations that often entrap young sportsmen.

As Wayne Bennett said, “We play a tough game and Alex is a tough young man. Nobody’s fool. He doesn’t walk around trying to show he’s tough, but he is. And I’ve always loved his humility. Never seen him drunk. Not once.

Never seen him do anything stupid. No one’s ever talked about Alex like that. He doesn’t wear his cap back-to-front, prefers country music and watches every game of footy every weekend. He’d rather sit down and talk to old blokes than prance around with rock stars.”Responding as he always does Alex put his shattered dreams aside and got on with building a new life - starting a degree at university, a new job with the NRL, and most importantly committing to doing everything he can to give himself the chance to one day walk again.Equally inspiring was the outpouring of support from the public.

Alex received personal messages and donations from hundreds of thousands of everyday Australians - who though they had never met Alex - shared his pain and admired his courage. The highlight was the “Rise for Alex” campaign that featured the unprecedented dedication of an entire round of the NRL to Alex - raising over $1million in one weekend.The Alex McKinnon story at its heart is a true love story.The constant support that has made his life possible before and after the injury is his fiancée Teigan.

Her love and commitment to Alex is part of his daily journey, a journey she agreed to share when Alex proposed marriage from his hospital bedside.Alex has written his book to share something with the thousands of people who have given him so much.

It is surprising, thought provoking and inspiring.A few months before his injury Alex went back to Aberdeen with Wayne Bennett and spoke to his old high school.He talked about how hard it was for him to leave home, how much he missed his parents and friends, at the same time encouraging the students to have the courage to follow their dreams …and not to be afraid of the unknown.



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