In My Decision to Live, Nader Elguindi recalls the new direction his life took after suffering a horrific accident that severed both legs and caused him to permanently lose his right foot. At the time of the accident, he had been serving as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy. After many surgeries and a great deal of rehabilitation, Nader continues his career in the U.S. Navy, eventually becoming the first naval officer to earn the coveted Dolphins with a prosthetic leg. Following several appeals with the Navy's Physical Evaluation Board, Nader learns that his wish to remain as an active duty officer in the U.S. Navy has failed.
Discouraged from the failure but not deterred in life, Nader stumbles into a business opportunity and starts his own information technology company. Nader s story comes full circle ten years after his tragic accident when he wins one of the largest small business contracts from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), a distinguished branch of the U.S. Navy.
About the Author
Nader Elguindi is an expert on leadership and motivation. He started his career as a trained nuclear engineer in the U.S. Navy submarine force, becoming the first person to earn his Dolphins with a prosthetic leg. After leaving the Navy, Nader built a consulting firm, Cydecor, from scratch, acquiring such clients as Hendrick Automotive Group, Duke Energy, and BSN medical. Following the collapse of the technology market in 2000, Nader reinvented his company, building from the foundation of Cydecor and venturing into government contracting. Today, Nader serves as president of his consulting firm, Cydecor, which represents federal clients, is an author and peer volunteer at Walter Reed. He resides in Arlington, Virginia.
The proceeds from My Decision to Live will be donated to non-profit groups supporting the wounded warriors at Walter Reed.