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Image of the Book Cover for Brandon Dreams Big. & Steps to get where you want. By Matt Levy with Caricature of Brandon and checklist of 7 items.

Hundreds of thousands of babies are born each day around the world, all of them unique and special to the families who love them. Some babies are born with challenges that make them special in their own way. Brandon's story started just like this!

By age 13 Brandon had survived more surgeries and physical therapy sessions than he could count, but he had a goal. He wanted to compete professionally in the Paralympics one day.  The story follows Brandons' journey, his roadmap to reach his dreams. If Brandon can reach his goals, you can too. Brandon breaks down his life's dream to smaller, more manageable goals.

Each step of the way there are worksheets to help children reflect on what they want in life, and how they will achieve this. 

The Cartoon-like characters will appeal to the young, and give the book a fun vibe.

Written by Paralympian Matt Levy.

About the Author

Matthew Levy was born premature at 25 weeks with Cerebral Palsy and very little vision. He has had over 40 operations on his heart, lungs, brain and ears. From the very beginning, life was a challenge but Matt had the support of his parents and countless medical professionals.

Matt started swimming when he was 7 and at 12 competed for the first time at the NSW State Championships - competition was now in his blood.

He has competed at 5 consecutive Paralympic Games, winning 3 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze medals; 5 World Championships; the 2018 Commonwealth Games; 3 Pan Pacific Games and countless Nationals and other professional meets, where he won 24 international medals.

He has recorded 5 World Records and was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (O.A.M) for services to sport. When not training or competing, Matt is an ambassador for Australia Day, Westpac International Disability Day and Life's Little Treasures. He holds multiple board and advisory roles across sport and the disability sectors, including as a Board member for IDEAS. Matt completed a Bachelor of Business in Management (Swinburne University), has an MBA in leadership and innovation (University of Canberra) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

ISBN: 9780645125269
Audience: Children's Fiction
Format: Paperback 66 pages
Language: English
Format: Large Print
Published: November 2021
Publisher: Matt Levy OAM

eBook Details

ISBN: 9780645125276
ISBN-10: 064512527X
For Ages: 6 – 8 years old
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Published: 17th December 2021
Publisher: Matt Levy OAM

For more information visit the webpage of  Matt Levy.

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