Quadalajara: The Utopia That Once Was - a book by Jack Tumidajski - A history of the paraplegic and quadriplegic men and women who rediscovered life in Mexico's second largest city
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Injured five days after returning safely home from Vietnam, Jack Tumidajski spent the next two years in hospitals and rehab centers. Now a quadriplegic, he faced a bleak future living the life of a shut-in, until he rolled the dice and journeyed to Guadalajara, Mexico, in search of a second chance at life.

Jack's book, Quadalajara - The Utopia That Once Was, chronicles the lives of hundreds of spinal cord-injured veterans from WWII, Korea, and Vietnam who ventured into uncertainty and discovered paradise South of the Border.

After residing in Mexico for most of the seventies -- where he was thrice honored as the Outstanding Member of the Mexico Chapter, Paralyzed Veterans of America -- Jack settled in Arizona. Quadalajara has received an Honorable Mention Award from the 2007 Hollywood Book Festival, "Celebrating books worthy of further attention by the film and TV industries," as well as a Military Writers Society of America Distinguished Book Award (presented at MWSA's Salute to the Military, San Diego, October 2006).

Jack Tumidajski gets started writing Quadalajara: The Utopia That Once Was
Jack contemplates another page of his manuscript in his home office.
Jack horses around in Puerta Vallarta with his attendant and a friend
Jack horses around with his attendant and a friend in the serene waters off Puerta Vallarta.
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