The Force Within

The Force Within

From Police Officer to Paralympian

Carol Cooke


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Carol Cooke thought her destiny was decided when she followed in the footsteps of her grandfather, father and mother and joined the Metropolitan Toronto Police Force.
An exciting career followed until one case got the better of her and she decided to take a year off.
That year off led her down another path and into a world she could never have foreseen for herself. Travelling from one side of the world across to the other and finding love, heartbreak, illness and Paralympic gold.
Through the life challenges Cooke faced, and the lessons learned from her family and her own policing career, she was able to move forward with resilience, integrity and compassion.
The Force Within is the inspiring story of her courageous adventure.