Former Bills tight end Kevin Everett (recipient of this terribly unfortunate hit) is doing pretty well these days. He's up, he's walking without assistance, and he's got a book coming out.
Even better, that book (along with Everett) will be featured on the Oprah Winfrey show. To borrow a quote from Amy Poehler in Mr. Woodcock, "If Oprah farts on a book, it sells a million copies."
To the best of my knowledge, Oprah isn't actually planning on breaking wind on the hardcover copy (at least, not on live television), but I think we'd all be pleasantly surprised if she did. Unless it happens to be our copy of the book.
Oprah's blessed flatulence aside, you can go out and get your own copy of Standing Tall: The Kevin Everett Story right now. From the Amazon.com editorial review:
This remarkable and heart-warming story is not just about a doctor and his patient; it is about the love of a family and a fiance who have been at Everett's side throughout his grueling rehabilitation. It is a story of Kevin's strength of will and his determination to regain his life. There is also an unfinished story of new beginnings and coming to inner peace, as Everett contemplates his rehabilitation, future health, and life after NFL football. This amazing story of recovery begins with Kevin's appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show, where he will tell Oprah's national audience the dramatic saga.
It sounds heartwarming, and I'm going to have to check that out. Obviously, I wish Mr. Everett all the best ...with the book, with his ongoing recovery, and with everything. This news anchor has an update on his progress:
• Kevin Everett slated for "Oprah" and "Good Morning America" to promote his new book / The Buffalo News