Everything to Live For

(9 customer reviews)


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About the book

Everything to Live For is the story of one young woman’s survival against extraordinary odds, a testament to the human spirit.

In September 2011, Turia Pitt, a beautiful 25-year-old mining engineer working her dream job in the far north of Western Australia, entered an ultra-marathon race that would change her life forever. Trapped by a fire in a gorge in the remote Kimberly region, Turia and five other competitors had nowhere to run. Turia escaped with catastrophic burns to 65 per cent of her body.

With too little-unburned skin left for skin grafts, Turia was put in an induced coma in the Burns Unit at Sydney’s Concord Hospital while her body fought life-threatening infections and her surgeons imported skin from California. She lost the fingers on her right hand and her fingers on her left are partially fused together. She needed a new nose. There has been numerous operation, yet there are many more to come.

While the story of Turia’s survival involves many people – other race competitors, her rescuers, medical professionals – at its core is the strong will of Turia herself as she continues the long rehabilitation process with the loving support of her partner, Michael Hoskin, and that of their families in their New South Wales south coast hometown of Ulladulla, where the local community has rallied, raising funds to help with huge medical bills.

Everything to Live For is also a love story. Michael, Turia’s handsome teenage crush who became the love of her life, now cares for her as they plan a new life together; he is there to encourage Turia in her determination to move forward in an outwardly different body.

The real tragedy of this story is that it should never have happened – because the race should never have happened.

Despite facing a future with multiple challenges, Turia is optimistic. She is driving again and studying for her Master’s degree. She is walking in marathons and would one day like to run again. Above all, she wants her story to make a difference: her mission is to make skin a more prominent organ in the repertoire of donated organs.

It is a miracle Turia lived when she was expected to die. But Turia was not ready to die – she had too much to live for.



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Weight0.330 kg
Dimensions24 × 16 × 3 cm

9 reviews for Everything to Live For

  1. Nikita

    Do yourself a favour! This is by far the best book I have ever read!

  2. Jacob

    Super inspiring read! Highly recommended.

  3. Angela

    “Everything To Live For” is a book everyone must read. Turia is a person we can all learn much from.

  4. Amy

    An absolute must read, I couldn’t put it down. Literally from page 1 I was hooked … an amazing true story which takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions as you read but leaving you inspired by the courage and strength of Turia Pitt and her family.

  5. Melissa

    Finished in two nights…one word: inspirational. Turia Pitt, I loved reading your book.

  6. Bella

    Wow what a remarkable read. I started this book on Sunday and couldn’t put it down.

  7. Natalie

    This book ???? No words except WOW.
    Turia Pitt, THANK YOU for sharing your story. You are so incredibly strong and brave. A warrior in so many ways. Your book, your life is inspiring and gives new meaning to the word courage. I am in awe of you. Thank you.
    If you love to read, if you want to be inspired, do yourself a favour and read this.

  8. Elle

    Talk about inspiring!

  9. Amber

    If your ever feeling down or looking for some inspiration I highly recommend you pick up a copy of this book

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