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People of Distinction with Benji Cole Features Author Jim Stavis

People of Distinction with Benji Cole Features Author Jim Stavis

His inspiring memoir is more addictive than fiction, Author Jim Stavis’s story is motivating, powerful, inspiring, sad, and evocative. When Hope Is Your Only Option is a memoir that every reader should add to their reading list, bedside table and tote bag immediately. Stavis made an featured interview with Benji Cole of People of Distinction, a widely popular radio show, a talk that gives an in-depth view of some of the most dynamic people on the planet. He discussed his book and promoted how it will inspire people to bounce back from adversity and be unstoppable in their quest to be better.

Diagnosed with Juvenile Type 1 diabetes at age 17, Jim Stavis was told to expect a shortened lifespan filled with medical difficulties along the way. While some would choose to spend their time asking, "Why me?" and focusing on the very real possibility that their life would end before it even began, Stavis chose to tackle his medical issues head on-using positivity and hope as warriors in his fight against adversity.

“The book uses my life story as somewhat a guide. I was diagnosed with Juvenile Type 1 diabetes as a teenager in the early 70’s when diabetes is not as prevalent as it is today.  I was told by doctors that I would be lucky to live to 50 years old and that my life will be complicated with the disease.“

Jim Stavis is truly a relentless and incredible being. His book begins with a very uncomfortable story that will have you going, “Oh, no! and goes to narrate his years of the excruciating medical journey from surgical successes to unexpected complications. It chronicles his diagnosis, surgeries, organ transplants, and treatments, the book shed light on his anxiety, fears, and inner turmoil.

A big part of his success is channeling his Neil Armstrong moment by making small steps to recovery with a triple organ transplant for his heart, kidney, and pancreas. He admitted a big part of his recovery, he owes to his mental state for policing his thoughts and changing his perspective which made him beat terrific odds.

During his interview in People of Distinction with Benji Cole, Stavis brings an honest and moving perspective saying: Seventeen years later here I am, fit and healthy and touring around the world, speaking to people to get through hard times and challenges in life.

Stavis manages to reveal within his words and complex thoughts while going through his journey just how rich a person’s spirit can be even whilst its body is beginning to fail.

“Everyone is different. Everyone handles adversity in different and unique ways. You can’t take a cookie-cutter approach to it. It is how well you look at life and your perspective to help you in your recovery. To look at the mirror and allow yourself to face the things you need to overcome.” Stavis offered positive insight and consolation to those who may walk on a similar path. Resilience is a persistent theme throughout Stavis’s book. Winning. Triumphing. Overcoming.

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About Jim Stavis

Jim Stavis was diagnosed with juvenile type I diabetes at age 17. He was told to expect a shortened lifespan with medical difficulties along the way. This medical diagnosis shaped his life in a way that could have led to depression and decay, but instead motivated Jim to rise above the adversity in spite of the dire forecast. It is the lessons learned and the persistent and positive attitude that served as the inspiration for Jim to write his first book aptly named, “When Hope is Your Only Option”. Jim is happy to share his stories so that the reader can learn and be better prepared for the adversity that they encounter in their life. Jim’s story though miraculous on many levels serves to inspire, to instruct and send a message that anything is possible, no matter the odds.

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