Former California Senator Omer Rains has always been known as a man who wore many hats, and who wore them well. Whether tackling global and U.S. Presidential politics as a Senator, fighting for high-profile clients as a top flight lawyer, or reaching the highest summits on Earth as a noted mountaineer, Rains was a man who accomplished feats that most of us only dream of. But at the age of 61, he would come to realize that the most important achievement of his life was yet to come: Survival from a crippling stroke and brain aneurysm.
Back to the Summit is the gripping story of a man at the top of the world who is suddenly struck with a stroke and paralyzing brain aneurysm which left him totally helpless. Readers are taken on a reflective journey through the life of Omer Rains, from his early years as a destitute boy in rural Missouri and later in California to the life-changing people and events that shaped him into the man who was able to defy impossible odds to make a recovery that to this date defies medical explanation.
Rains’ never-give-up attitude and gritty determination to first walk again, and thereafter to involve himself in worldwide humanitarian efforts, went against the predictions of every doctor and serves as an inspiring story for all who have ever lost hope in their lives. Every page of this book offers insight into the psychology of a man who refused to give up throughout his life—through the roller coaster ride of poverty to wealth, love and divorce, success and failure—and who lived by the mantra: “Get up from every fall, no matter how great or far, and continue to live life fully.”
Readers seeking an inspirational tale to bring light to their day may find that hidden faith in themselves through reading Back to the Summit. Friends, and family members will find a better understanding of how to support their loved one going through such a serious episode in their own lives, and how to provide needed encouragement. Back to the Summit is must-read for any and all who seek reaffirmation that above all else there is always hope. For further information see www.backtothesummit.com.