Living Without Fingerprints is an inspirational photobiographical memoir of how life changed within an instant for John Weeks.
John was a 'flying winemaker' with a global winemaking consultancy. On a Saturday afternoon in May 2014, John's life changed within an instant when a petrol explosion while driving his car resulted in near fatal burns to seventy-five percent of his body.
Following a month in an induced coma in Royal Adelaide Hospital he was the world's first burns surviving recipient of a revolutionary new medical technique that was ten years in development. It is just one of many aspects of how the stars aligned for John in his recovery.
After awakening from his coma John endured around fifty operations and remained in quarantine burs ward for six months before embarking on a painful twelve month rehabilitation process required to regain independence.
Capturing the time before the accident to concentrating on the two-year period of immense pain, nightmares, drug reliance, rehabilitation, achievement and ultimately returning home to a new life direction, Living Without Fingerprints brings a range of emotions from horror to humor which are all part of dealing with trauma. Each chapter has a photograph from his travels around the world which is impeccably incorporated into the message.
John hopes that his inspirational story will give optimism and new direction to anyone impacted by trauma.
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