The Great Wheelchair Escape

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1960s & '70s

Don Crowell Jr.

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A true story, unique in the twists and turns it takes along the journey of an innocent man determined to be free. Robert begins his vacation in the land of mariachis and fiestas eagerly anticipating his reunion with the lovely Mexican schoolteacher in the Pacific Riviera. With a simple twist of fate, he is arrested in mistaken identity and begins the quagmire that tests his inner strength and changes his life forever. Buried alive in one of his attempts to free himself, his mother arrives just in time to save him. She masterminds the miraculous wheelchair escape with the help of family and friends.


Action, Family, Memoir, Adventure,

Short Summary

Innocent man arrested, beaten, and incarcerated in Mexico. Determined to be free he attempts numerous escapes. Buried alive his leg is about to be amputated when his mother arrives and takes over. She masterminds the escape with the help of family and Mexican friends and a beautiful senorita.

Diversions, distractions, a comedy of errors and a miracle all take place along the long road to freedom as Robert escapes protected by the prayers of thousands.


Mazatlan, Mexico on the Pacific Riviera. Notorious CPM prison

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

,Escape to Freedom

Plot - Other Elements

Twist, Coming of Age, Happy Ending, Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Robert Miller

Age: 27

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Confident, Engaging, Honorable, Leader, Perseverance, Underdog

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available



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