RISE tells the true story and remarkable journey of two time Olympian and 4 time Pan AM medalist Jessica Phoenix.
This is a story about trial and triumph. It’s about a small-town girl with big dreams and the faith to realize them. It’s about fighting through life-threatening injuries and injustice to achieve a greater goal — and doing so with a level of determination, confidence, and grace that shines bright. As Jessica Phoenix’s sister, I’ve been privy to the backstory of how a Canadian Olympian is made… It’s a powerful blueprint that we can all use to overcome the inevitable curveballs life throws at us.” —Julie Fitz-Gerald
The stunning cover photo of Jessica on Pavarotti was taken by Ellen Cameron, on a cold and damp summer morning, during the Pan AM torch relay.
“AS A UNIQUELY CANADIAN STORY, AND AS A CANADIAN PUBLISHER, WE FELT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO WORK WITH A CANADIAN PRINTER, EVEN MORE SO DURING OUR NATION’S 150TH CELEBRATION. WE ARE DEEPLY PROUD TO BE PARTNERED WITH MARQUIS IN SHARING JESSICA’S REMARKABLE JOURNEY. WE HOPE YOU ENJOY RISE: THE JESSICA PHOENIX STORY, AND FIND WITHIN ITS PAGES THE INSPIRATION TO ACHIEVE YOUR DREAMS.”