Rod Cate Book Signing & Speaking Engagement


















At age 15, South Stokes student Rod Cate went from athlete to quadriplegic in the blink of an eye. GET BACK UP is a motivational book written to inspire you to put aside life’s sometimes devastating twists and turns and stay focused on your quest for an incredible life.

Join Stokes Arts in welcoming Rod back to North Carolina and South Stokes High School on Saturday, December 1st at 5pm. He will share parts of his book with the audience with a book signing reception to follow.

For more information and to reserve a book call 336-593-8159 or visit

About The Author:
On August 14, 1981, I broke my neck while making a tackle that left me paralyzed from the neck down. In a split second, I went from athlete to quadriplegic. Get Back Up is the story of my journey. This book provides a detailed account of what it’s like to be handicapped, how to overcome it and how to thrive. The book gives you a look into trying cases through the eyes of a handicapped lawyer. The book’s purpose is to hopefully motivate you to not allow life’s sometimes devastating twists and turns ruin your quest for a great life. If your life is perfect and you have never suffered a tragedy, this book may not be for you. For the rest of us who have hit a bump or two on the road of life and are still trying to make it happen, this is your book.