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VUYO’S - Miles Kubheka


LEGACIDE - Richard Mulholland

SCARRED - Kim McCusker

Quick Overview

Brutally dragged 780 metres beneath a taxi – a young woman’s inspiring story of survival, courage, and the will to live.

‘13 September 2011. The story would shock thousands and be remembered by many for years to come. It would be plastered all over the papers and continue to attract interest well after the shock factor of what happened had passed. Reports and articles would be written, and “facts”, as given to reporters by some of those involved and willing to be interviewed, would be recounted and repeated in all forms of public media over the months and even years that followed. And although these versions would generate widespread outrage, none was entirely accurate.The stories were about me. I was there.
I am Kim McCusker, “the girl who was dragged by a taxi”.’

The deliberate and malicious act of one man would impact and change Kim McCusker’s life forever. This single act would also impact the lives of the people who were close to her – her family and friends. It would go far beyond that too, and impact the lives of people she may never meet or know. This single act was the senseless attack on her by a man with his taxi full of passengers and one which most people wouldn’t survive.

Kim’s life may have been compromised but she is stronger and more determined than ever before.  Scarred – But Not For Life is not only about what happened one day in September in 2011. That is the part of Kim that many already know. This book is about much more than that. Her story is not about being a victim or about being a consequence of another person’s choice. It is about making choices for yourself with what is available to you, taking control and surviving and thriving in life despite what comes your way.

Kim’s overarching message is: That which seems impossible, hopeless or overwhelming is never bigger than you are.


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“Telling my story did not come naturally to me but I have learnt the importance of sharing with others what your life lessons have taught you. And so I share my story in the hope that it might be of some help to other people who may be facing seemingly insurmountable physical and mental challenges. I might have been in a very different place if certain people hadn’t taught me their life lessons.

No matter what, I have learnt, you have to pick yourself up and you have to keep going. You can’t let life or circumstances beat you. You only have one life to live. Yes, you can take a moment to cry but before those tears turn into self-pity, you have to tell yourself that you will and you can. You have to believe in the power of your mind and know that, whether positive or negative, it is the mindset you choose that will determine the outcome more than anything else. My advice is to choose to thrive instead of just survive; choose to gain even some small positive out of overwhelming negative. It doesn’t always come naturally and battles need to be fought along the way. But that spark, that ability to fight, is always

ISBN: 978-0-620-71102-9
Format: Trade Paperback
Size: 235mm h x 153mm w
Page Extent: 216 pages