Phil Quinlan was a sports-mad fifteen year old when he packed his bag one Sunday morning in 1989 to play a game of football. A clash of heads on the pitch changed his life forever. Falling into a coma, he was given a twenty-five-percent chance to live. He regained consciousness six weeks later, waking to a world filled with pain.
Full of hope and humour, rage and despair, this is Phil’s story of chronic pain and rehabilitation, travelling the globe and finding love.
A hugely inspirational tale of determination to overcome the results of a devastating injury.
|Author||Phil Quinlan, with Steve O'Rourke. Foreword by Paul Howard|
|Publisher||The O'Brien Press|
|Publication date||10 Mar 2023|
And a Bang on the Ear: Reclaiming My Life After a Brain Injury
Part investigative tale, part time capsule, And a Bang on the Ear sees Philip painstakingly piece together the events that led up to, and followed, the accidental clash of heads that left him in a coma before waking up to 30 years of pain and paralysis.
Full of hope and humour, rage and rehabilitation, this is an autobiography unlike any other.