Battle Scarred Journey

By Kim Wheeler

Personal growth, Biography & memoir | Paperback, Hardback, eBook


The Battle Scarred Journey Is a gritty, brutal, honest and painful story of just some my experiences in my life. It begins with desertion by my birth mother just fifteen days after I was born in London. Sadly for both of us she seemed to have little choice but to desert me and hand me over to the local authorities after she had stoically carried for nine months. Mother and child were never to see each other again. The story continues with my journey through the varied extremes of life...which includes the journey from children’s home through the fostering and adoption and sadly, where that went wrong and the feelings of rejection after being sent away some six years later to a boarding school, leaving aged fifteen with little qualifications to face the world alone. The book covers several abuses metered out mainly due to skin colour, unknown parentage and humble beginnings and then swiftly moves on to a litany of injuries, surviving meningitis, drug and alcohol abuse and then disabled with an incurable spine injury. The Battle Scarred Journey then describes about complete breakdown and how bit by bit day by day I climbed from the bottom of my pit towards the light of freedom and salvation, a journey that in itself took ten years to where I am now a free and content man who enjoys nothing more than his rescue dogs, positive attitude, freedom and contentment which seemed unobtainable many years ago.


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The Battle Scarred Journey Is a gritty, brutal, honest and painful story of just some my experiences in my life. It begins with desertion by my birth mother just fifteen days after I was born in London. Sadly for both of us she seemed to have little choice but to desert me and hand me over to the local authorities after she had stoically carried for nine months. Mother and child were never to see each other again. The story continues with my journey through the varied extremes of life...which includes the journey from children’s home through the fostering and adoption and sadly, where that went wrong and the feelings of rejection after being sent away some six years later to a boarding school, leaving aged fifteen with little qualifications to face the world alone. The book covers s...


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Kim Wheeler was born at University College Hospital, London in 1954 and was promptly abandoned by his birth mother. He was then taken into care by the local authority and moved south of the river to a children’s home in Lewisham where he spent the next five years. He was eventually fostered and adopted aged six and moved to Pinner, and at the age of eleven was sent away to attend a boarding school leaving aged fifteen, with few qualifications. Over the next thirty years he suffered from several physical injuries, survived meningitis and, finally disabled with an incurable spine injury, was ordered to cease all types of manual work. Mental health issues and complete breakdown soon ensued. You can read all about this in his soon to be republished book ‘The Battle Scarred Journey’ and his free eBook ‘Rescue Dogs Rescue Man’ which can be seen on his web page www.kimwheeler.co.uk - the proceeds from just Rescue Dogs Rescue Man have been donated to charity. Kim is also a self taught photographer, a writer of over one hundred published poems and prose, a dog trainer and dog rescuer. He has also learnt to play the guitar, but sadly the sound he makes resembles a horse eating shreddies. Despite being battle scarred he refuses steadfastly to be beaten by any of the many trials and continues to face daily battles with all the physical pains without complaint. Through the love and the walking of his rescue dogs, attending the gym and writing he has found contentment in his varied life that seemed almost unattainable many years ago...


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Kim Wheeler was born at University College Hospital, London in 1954 and was promptly abandoned by his birth mother. He was then taken into care by the local authority and moved south of the river to a children’s home in Lewisham where he spent the next five years. He was eventually fostered and adopted aged six and moved to Pinner, and at the age of eleven was sent away to attend a boarding school...


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J.S. Edwards

J.S. Edwards

3 November at 17:22

Thank you for adding your book, I look forward to reading it.

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