Paul & mom

PAUL NANKIVELL resides in California. He was born with Cerebral Palsy. The difficult circumstances of his birth caused him to have a brain hemorrhage. Doctors deemed his prognosis so dire that they didn’t think he would survive the first few weeks of life. And, if he did, he would be in a permanent vegetative state. But, he overcame those odds.

At age 27, he proved the doctors wrong by earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from C.S.U.N. He has two college degrees in Management Information Systems.

His debut novel, Redefining Normal, is based on his experiences as one of the first physically challenged children to mainstream into “regular schools.” Today, Paul lives in Ventura County California where he’s actively participated in accessibility rights for physically challenged people.