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Pain Don’t Hurt is the no-holds-barred memoir from the one expert fighter in heritage to come back to the hoop after open-heart surgical procedure, kickboxer Mark “Fightshark” Miller—an inspiring tale of family members, selection, and redemption.
In 2007, Mark Miller used to be a emerging superstar in expert kickboxing, till a regimen actual exposed a significant that required open-heart surgical procedure. The concern helped to quickly reunite his fractured kinfolk and made Miller extra decided than ever to come to the kickboxing ring. yet inside of a 12 months, his mom and dad and brother have been all useless, and Miller’s fragile optimism imploded, sending him right into a tailspin of substances and alcohol.
Pain Don’t Hurt is a narrative of superb tenacity, commitment, and tough work—how one fierce competitor overcame repeated hindrances to gain his goals. Miller recounts tales starting from his formative years spent within the Steelers locker room to the spectacular lifestyles classes he discovered from different combatants to his successful go back to combating in a Moscow kickboxing ring. He talks in actual fact approximately family members and fatherhood—of the difficult classes approximately masculinity and violence discovered from his father. He additionally deals an inspiring, interesting, and frank account of the fights—both out and in of the ring—that have formed him.
A deeply own account of guts, blood, and glory, Pain Don’t Hurt can pay tribute to the never-say-die spirit embodied in a guy who refuses to back off, irrespective of the odds.
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Everybody starts off working each which approach because the twitching blades of the helicopter twist round and round. My mom and dad pull me further from the wreckage, as our bodies appear to be tossed into the air. My mom and dad are desirous to hinder me from seeing what i'm seeing. a minimum of, this is often what i would like to think. much more likely, my father senses the approaching traffic congestion as humans flee the scene and needs to depart ahead of it starts off, with out genuine attention for the horror that I’m seeing. The small our bodies of youngsters lie in items like shattered dolls. There are our bodies which have been dismembered via the helicopter’s blades. hands, legs, and heads are torn from our bodies; blood is far and wide, sloshing within the grass, turning the church garden right into a gory Pollock portray. i believe approximately how Mary-Beth Allison should have been staring at as her personal mom used to be struck by way of the helicopter. Later I pay attention that the ultimate physique count number is eight—but the variety of humans injured is far larger. . . . Up earlier, I loved coming to this position. large fairs are interesting to me. There’s continually nutrients and toys, and those outings are pretty well the one instances my mom and dad are great to me, and to one another, often simply because they comprehend others are observing. i love this point of being in crowds. I had was hoping to trap a Ping-Pong ball; I had was hoping to win a prize, whatever i'll take domestic and play with for a very long time, anything specific I wouldn’t get the other manner, so I were wandering towards the group whilst the effect occurred. “Oh, Harry, we should always get out of the following, this can be terrible. ” My mom in simple terms partly shields her eyes from the carnage. The car parking zone is entering view, and we see instantly the place we won’t be strolling. The parking zone feels like a battlefield, the asphalt covered with blood and bits of individual. Later we research that this is often the place emergency staff have quickly moved either the lifeless and the injured. either one of my mom and dad stand stock-still, and nobody speaks as they mull over the place to move subsequent. Police and firemen commence exhibiting up. Ambulances empty hordes of broad-shouldered males working in formation into the sphere, wearing huge stretchers. humans groan and scream, yet all i will be able to see is Mary-Beth and her father, writhing at the floor subsequent to the helicopter. I’m certain it’s them. “Mom, Dad, there’s somebody alive over there. . . . within the helicopter, or subsequent to it. ” I aspect on the wilted-looking our bodies I see relocating. Mary-Beth Allison is alive; so are her dad and the pilot. The throng of paramedics descends upon them and blocks them from view. “Mom, that's Mary-Beth Allison! She didn’t die! ” In such an unbearably grim and terrible second, i'm surprised and moved that this woman is alive, and that i test in my infantile technique to carry mild into the darkness. whatever had allowed her to outlive. the area passes in a frenzy of uniforms, sirens, and screams, yet all i will be able to see is that little lady: pressured, scared, yet most certainly alive. “We need to move, Harry, heavily. ” My mom hastens her step, dragging me alongside, previous households and different youngsters who glance as nervous as i think.