Book Signing takes place in Horseheads
HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) -- A book signing took place in Horseheads for locals to enjoy this afternoon at Buffalo Wild Wings. People could meet the legends in the book and get their own copies signed.
"Pulling Each Other Along" shares over 30 stories of human kindness. Author Doug Cornfield and athletes from the book talked about what challenges, enlightens, and inspires people.
“They're talking about what pulled them along, what helped them in their lives and their life journey of what brought them to the greatness or relative greatness that they have come to,” said Cornfield.
Co-Author Bonnie Mann had a story to tell in the book. Cornfield knew he wanted to help her share it. He wanted her to inspire others with her writing about her days as a boxer.
“What I take from them...I just kind of listen to every word they have and how they've overcome being on crutches, being in a wheelchair, not having any legs, not having arms...what they went through to get a game,” she said.
Dave Stevens, a legend from the book, is the only person in history to play professional baseball with no legs. He said he wanted readers to feel inspired through the book's short stories.
“My message is you can do anything you want to do in life if you put your mind to it,” he said. “It's better to try and fail than fail to try...I had a dream as a kid to play professional baseball and to work in television and I had no legs.”
Former professional baseball player Dave Clark explained that disabilities should not stand in the way of pushing oneself.
“I think a lot of times, when someone has a physical or mental limitation, the parents or caregivers limit them,” he said. “My message would be, my parents never limited me...they let me find out my full potential for myself.”
Stevens said readers will learn about how to overcome adversities in life. He explained that anything is possible.
“We have a chance to give back and tell other unique stories and that's why it's so important for people to see this book,” he said,
The book signing kicked off an event going on tomorrow: D3 Day. The event stands for disability, dreaming, and doing.