Book Review of
No Such Thing As Can’t
There are many books about overcoming obstacles, but this quintessential story of victory over limitations is unique. How many doctors have cerebral palsy? Not many. Yet this disability was part of the Great Physician’s plan for Tyler Sexton. Because of it, Tyler has become a role model for others facing adversity, including his patients. He has also become a humble healer who uses his heart and faith along with his intellect and training to help kids and give them hope. Tyler’s story has been featured on ABC’s 20/20 and was the basis for many episodes of ABC’s new show The Good Doctor. This is a story of a man who says, “I’d rather walk with a limp in Christ than with a strut in the world”; who wears superhero T-shirts and tells his little patients they’re “super” too, despite their physical problems; and whose stint at a medical school in the Caribbean completely erased the islanders’ negative view of disability. Through this inspiring true story, people will be encouraged to face adversity with hope, determination, and the strength of Christ.
No Such Thing As I Can’t is a Christian memoir published in 2020.
Tyler Sexton is a pediatrician, but he isn’t just any pediatrician. Tyler Sexton, M.D. has cerebral palsy. As a kid, he endured multiple surgeries. He still lives his life in continual pain. His path to becoming a doctor was full of challenges that he had to overcome.
In No Such Thing As I Can’t, Tyler and his mom Lisa share their story and how God gave them the strength and courage to overcome their challenges.
This book shares their story. There is not a lot of application to how it can help you. It is more of an overview of what they have been through.
It was such an inspirational story, though, of what you can become when you don’t give up. My favorite quote from the book is “Just don’t you ever tell me you don’t want to be you because you is who you are. You is who God made you to be.” Tyler had all kinds of reasons to give up on his dream of becoming a doctor, but he didn’t give up. He embraced the person God made him to be.