A Fraction Stronger
by Mark Berridge
A Fraction Stronger is the inspiring story of one man’s survival after a life-changing accident, and how to find possibility in life’s darkest moments.
In a split second, Mark Berridge’s life came crashing down. His bicycle understeered through a corner, the impact wrenching him over the handlebars and catapulting him headfirst into a stormwater drain. A large piece of dislodged vertebrae compressed his spinal cord, causing devastating nerve damage.
The accident fractured Mark’s body and his identity. Fortunately, his helmet – though deeply crushed – protected his ability to think and retain valuable memories, allowing him to pursue every possible avenue in his physical recovery and beyond.
Mark spent more than seven weeks in hospital and nine months in intensive rehabilitation. His sustained effort to regain mobility became an integral part of his new identity.
A Fraction Stronger is Mark’s story, focused on the insight and inspiration that will guide you through life’s impossible moments. Mark shares how small actions, combined with determination to seek out possibility in the darkness, can light your way forwards.
This is not a story about winning, or the occurrence of a miracle. It’s about an everyday person who visualised an exceptional outcome. It’s about reframing your demons into sources of motivation, and accepting support from the most unlikely places. It’s about fighting for your dream when it starts to fade.
Mark says it’s not about the fall – it’s about how you choose to get up. The world is full of possibility if you choose to explore it. Mark found the power within to become a fraction stronger every day. And you can, too.
Praise for A Fraction Stronger
‘This powerful book shows how small actions combined with determination can produce remarkable change.’ The Weekend Australian
‘Mark’s journey is not of an average person who strived for an exceptional outcome, but one about a man of resilience who strives to become a fraction stronger, every day. Inspirational!’ PS News
‘A truly inspirational read.’ Blue Wolf Review