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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Richard R. Guerra  

Pen Name: None

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Born: 1956 in Chicago, Illinois

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Mr. Guerra was born in Chicago, Illinois and resided in Springfield, Illinois, until his death in 2009.

Biographical and Professional Information

At the age of nineteen he had a diving accident, which left him paralyzed and quadriplegic. Although disabled, Richard overcame obstacles and challenges to become recognized as a leading advocate in fighting for the rights of persons with disabilities in the State of Illinois. Guerra was a silver medal winner in the national wheelchair games. Richard was also one of the only persons with a disability to freefall skydive. He now resides in Springfield, IL, along with his wife, Michelle, and daughter, Aria.


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Titles At Your Library

Four Balls and Walking
ISBN: 1606041312

Tate Publishing. 2008

At the tender age of eighteen Richard R. Guerra had been masquerading in the adult world as a bartender and beverage manager at an upscale resort. Richard led the life of a player with thoughts only of greed, lust, and power. One fateful night, against his will, Richard's world was turned upside down and he was made to know true powerthe power of God. Richard Guerra knows how to tell a story and an amazing story he has to tell in Four Balls and Walking. Paralyzed in an accident when he was just a young man, Guerra thought his life was over. What he discovered was that his real life, his spiritual life, was just beginning. Guerra takes the reader along on his journey filled with laughter and tears and shows how, with Gods help, he ultimately persevered through his darkest hours and triumphed over adversity. Alice Armstrong, columnist, copywriter Richard R. Guerra was born in Chicago, IL. At the age of nineteen he had a diving accident, which left him paralyzed and quadriplegic. Although disabled, Richard overcame obstacles and challenges to become recognized as a leading advocate in fighting for the rights of persons with disabilities in the State of Illinois. Guerra was a silver medal winner in the national wheelchair games. Richard was also one of the only persons with a disability to freefall skydive. In his spare time Richard loves to oil paint and play congas. He now resides in Springfield, IL, along with his wife, Michelle, and daughter, Aria. Richard and family are active members in their church and live a life of serving God.


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