This Was A Man Charles Redner

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Published: November 4th 2013

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159 pages


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This Was A Man  by  Charles Redner

This Was A Man by Charles Redner
November 4th 2013 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 159 pages | ISBN: | 7.58 Mb

The year 1954 started out with a bang, three straight knockouts at Madison Square Garden—the Mecca for prizefighters. Then the thickest, dirtiest, blackest cloud imaginable settled over Carmine Tilelli’s head.

The middleweight contender known as JoeyMoreThe year 1954 started out with a bang, three straight knockouts at Madison Square Garden—the Mecca for prizefighters. Then the thickest, dirtiest, blackest cloud imaginable settled over Carmine Tilelli’s head. The middleweight contender known as Joey Giardello learned that his expected title shot was given to another fighter. Then he found out his newborn son, Carman, wasn’t “right”.

The downward slide accelerated: a baseball accident—a car crash after skipping training. A scuffle at a gas station that cost him a $100,000 prizefight—and five months in jail during which his father died.Could it get any worse for Joey Giardello? Doctors advised Joey and his wife, Rosalie, to send Carman to an institution because he’d never be normal and would cause conflict in the home. Doctors said the boy was retarded, afflicted with mongoloidism. He was born with something Joey never knew existed: Down syndrome.Joey hit rock bottom.

He asked Rosalie, “What are we gonna do?”Her answer zapped the stifling cloud above him and gave the self-centered, hard-living fighter a new prism through which to view life: “We’re going to stop thinking about ourselves and think about the boy!”This story is one of the most heartwarming stories ever associated with a sports figure.

The transformation of hardscrabble Joey Giardello into one of the kindest and most generous champions—and the remarkable relationship with his Special Olympics champion son, Carman—forms the crux of this book.



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