Short-Handed: A Young Boy’s Triumph over Adversity

Short-handed book coverBill Schultz considers himself blessed. Early in life, he was a great athlete and a student leader. As an adult, he excelled in the corporate world and as a business owner. He’s a loving husband, father, grandfather, and leader in his church and community. But what makes Bill’s life story truly extraordinary is how it all began. Bill was born with severe congenital deformities of his left arm and hand and his right leg, which was amputated shortly after his birth. He overcame these unbelievable obstacles through the acceptance and encouragement of many people in his life. From the moment he was born, Bill was accepted and loved by his parents and extended family. Throughout his life, schoolmates, co-workers, friends, his wife, and his children continued that same level of love and encouragement. With this unending support, and God’s grace, Bill overcame many physical and emotional obstacles, and achieved both personal and career happiness and success. Bill’s life journey is a powerful message of faith, grace, and hope!

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Great Inspirational Read

This book is a testimony to what love and encouragement can do in a person's life. With the support of a loving, courageous family Bill was able to accomplish things that others would not . His disabilities would have kept many people from living a full and fruitful life. Bill's family is an example of what can be accomplished against great odds and should encourage families who face disabilities themselves. Please read this book and be encouraged. The strength and love of a family combined with a strong faith in God and His ability to create something beautiful in a person's life make a powerful combination in the face of seemingly big odds.

Dan Pearce

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2017-08-14T20:45:52+00:00

Dan Pearce

This book is a testimony to what love and encouragement can do in a person's life. With the support of a loving, courageous family Bill was able to accomplish things that others would not . His disabilities would have kept many people from living a full and fruitful life. Bill's family is an example of what can be accomplished against great odds and should encourage families who face disabilities themselves. Please read this book and be encouraged. The strength and love of a family combined with a strong faith in God and His ability to create something beautiful in a person's life make a powerful combination in the face of seemingly big odds.

Great Inspirational Read!

...I had no idea of the tremendous challenges he overcame as a young boy to just live a "normal life" that we all cherished. The simple way he told his story was both inspirational and humbling at the same time. It just proves that the human spirit is undeniable in us all IF we give it a chance to do its magic. Bill is a classic example of this and how to live your life to the fullest! It is an easy read and not easy to put down once you begin. I have shared it with my team at my office as motivation for us all.....

James J. Luzar

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2017-08-14T21:08:49+00:00

James J. Luzar

...I had no idea of the tremendous challenges he overcame as a young boy to just live a "normal life" that we all cherished. The simple way he told his story was both inspirational and humbling at the same time. It just proves that the human spirit is undeniable in us all IF we give it a chance to do its magic. Bill is a classic example of this and how to live your life to the fullest! It is an easy read and not easy to put down once you begin. I have shared it with my team at my office as motivation for us all.....

Great read… thought provoking and inspirational

Bill Schultz has written an inspirational and delightful book. His writing style is fluid and no-nonsense. I particularly liked his description of growing up in New York State. His Walter Mitty-moment hitting a home run for the New York Yankees is great fun. The description of his mom focusing on her little baby's eyes and not his deformities upon his birth is very touching. Bill's strength of character is present on most every page. When the job interviewer asked him, "What's wrong with your hand?," Bill replied that "Nothing was wrong with my hand; I was just born that way." Read this book to get refreshing insights on the importance of humility, doing your best despite adversity and depending on one another. Kudos to the author!

David Barton

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2017-08-14T21:10:26+00:00

David Barton

Bill Schultz has written an inspirational and delightful book. His writing style is fluid and no-nonsense. I particularly liked his description of growing up in New York State. His Walter Mitty-moment hitting a home run for the New York Yankees is great fun. The description of his mom focusing on her little baby's eyes and not his deformities upon his birth is very touching. Bill's strength of character is present on most every page. When the job interviewer asked him, "What's wrong with your hand?," Bill replied that "Nothing was wrong with my hand; I was just born that way." Read this book to get refreshing insights on the importance of humility, doing your best despite adversity and depending on one another. Kudos to the author!

Short-Handed is a small book in size, but large in message and inspiration. His story is triumphant, powerful and moving. I have known Bill personally as my uncle's brother. But the man, the author and the life he has lived is so much more. Anyone who has struggled with adversity and overcome life's obstacles can benefit from reading this book. Thank you for writing it Bill.

Martha Tetrault

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2017-08-14T21:13:52+00:00

Martha Tetrault

Short-Handed is a small book in size, but large in message and inspiration. His story is triumphant, powerful and moving. I have known Bill personally as my uncle's brother. But the man, the author and the life he has lived is so much more. Anyone who has struggled with adversity and overcome life's obstacles can benefit from reading this book. Thank you for writing it Bill.

Bill’s story is one that will resonate and encourage…

Bill's story is one that will resonate and encourage not just someone who is facing physical obstacles, but everyone. It will inspire readers to strive to reach their goals in life, as well as building a relationship with Christ.

Hy Plimpton

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2017-08-17T20:03:07+00:00

Hy Plimpton

Bill's story is one that will resonate and encourage not just someone who is facing physical obstacles, but everyone. It will inspire readers to strive to reach their goals in life, as well as building a relationship with Christ.

"This is a well-written and heartwarming story of a man who I have known for twenty-three years. Bill has never let his 'disability' become an excuse. His story is a tribute to his parents and to their neighbors who encouraged him. I hope it will encourage all of us to see individuals in our world who are different as fully human and fully capable. "

Clara Hurd Nydam

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2017-08-17T20:04:08+00:00

Clara Hurd Nydam

"This is a well-written and heartwarming story of a man who I have known for twenty-three years. Bill has never let his 'disability' become an excuse. His story is a tribute to his parents and to their neighbors who encouraged him. I hope it will encourage all of us to see individuals in our world who are different as fully human and fully capable. "
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