In This Together

Author: Ann Romney
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250083990
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When Mitt and Ann Romney met in their late teens, a great American love story began. And their life together would be blessed: five healthy sons, financial security, and a home filled with joy. Despite the typical ups and downs, they had a storybook life. Then, in 1998, Ann was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She couldn't believe it was real; there were no therapies or treatments to help her. Mitt told her that day that they would tackle the diagnosis as a team: They were in it together. "As long as it isn't fatal, we're fine. If you have to be in a wheelchair, I'll be right there to push it," he told her. And Ann thought, "But I'll be the one in the wheelchair." A caregiver and helper her whole life, she'd crossed a terrible invisible line. She wouldn't be able to care for her family anymore. She was the patient. Ann and Mitt would face the most frightening and humbling experience of their lives. From reflections on her early life, her marriage, and her diagnosis and recovery, the sources of her faith, and the stories of others who overcame adversity and inspired her to keep going, In This Together is a brave and deeply honest portrait of a family facing an unexpected blow, often in the most public of circumstances. "A lot of people talk about a transformation that happens when life throws you a curve ball, and the big one in my life was my MS diagnosis. With all the blessings I've had, MS has been my greatest teacher: It has taught me about faith, compassion, and serving others. I've met many people along the way who've shared advice and demonstrated enormous resilience in the face of challenges; their stories gave me strength. In sharing my story, I want to give others hope as I've been given hope on this journey."

Patched Together

Author: Brennan Manning
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9781434700995
Size: 78.62 MB
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"Patched Together is a very special story to me. It is, in many ways, my story..." These words begin this rich story from Brennan Manning, the beloved author of The Ragamuffin Gospel. Follow the character Willie Juan, a lonely boy who finds belonging in the eyes of the mysterious Man of Sorrows, through three distinct seasons of his life: morning, noon, and night. Each season is filled with memorable characters, significant wounds, and lingering questions. More than a charming tale, Patched Together is a remarkable story in which readers will see themselves. Willie Juan and readers alike will be connected by the thread that ties all the patches together—the everlasting truth that in the end, only Abba's love remains.

My Life My Story

Author: Gaileene Bogany
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1477266267
Size: 55.79 MB
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Gaileene Bogany was no saint, as you will read. She was merely a woman who was trying to find love in all the wrong places. Growing up, you will find she was in a totally strict environment, closed in a box that had a great impact on her life. There weren’t many choices at the time. It was going to be one-way and that way was the way of Church rd. Gaileene was given a gift at the age of nine to play the piano. She began playing her first piano chords, at the age of eleven. Eventually she had become good enough to play for the local church, in her neighborhood, which held twenty church members. Her parents: Olean and Cleavin Davis knew she had a gift of playing therefore, they sent her to Idlebird School of Music, were she learned how to play the piano skillfully. Nevertheless, It was within her to be a great musician. She was raised in Houston, Texas, born with ambition that launched her to write about her life adventure. Today, She is a musician, producer; stage play writer and can now add to her book of memoirs, an author.

My Life My Story You Be The Judge

Author: Herbert Lawson III
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477111034
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My Life, My Story.. You Be The Judge is a memoir of Herbert Lawson llls young and early adult life. The stories and events that youre about to read will take you on a journey of his life as a young boy from a small town called Sunrise, LA. Who would sing and talk to God to running away at the age of 14 to San Francisco. Upon his arrival Herbert would begin to see a different world in San Francisco. This new world brings a love for music to heartache and disappointment. Which in turn would lead to a lifestyle of stealing, hustling, drug dealing, prostitution and a tragic accident that you think would make him turn his life around or would it....

My Story

Author: Carolyn Kubisky
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146912808X
Size: 29.11 MB
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A young woman in the 1970 ́s running wild in society, drinking, smoking marijuana and partying with the wrong crowds lead to a disease that was very incurable at the time. She was at her death bed and if she was ever to recover from the disease she would never be able to have children. While she was in the Hospital a sister of hers told her about God and she found the void in her life and replaced doing drugs and drinking and hanging out with the wrong crowds with having a personal relationship with God. She has been healed from the disease and now is the very first female survivor of Good-Pastures Syndrome.

My Story Living With Ocd

Author: Natalie Young
Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd
ISBN: 1847475604
Size: 69.30 MB
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DescriptionThis short book is in two parts, the first is an autobiographical account of the authior's experience of OCD, her hospitalization and treatment, amongst other things. The second part is a more discursive treatment of the subject. Both parts, with their different approaches, will be an invaluable, from the horses's mouth, guide to anyone with an interest in OCD. About the AuthorNatalie Young is a strong woman, with much experience and guidance to offer. She is also a mother.

My Story

Author: Elizabeth Smart
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466835400
Size: 67.41 MB
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The harrowing true story of abduction and survival from the courageous young woman who lived it—now the subject of a Lifetime original movie, I Am Elizabeth Smart. In this memoir, Elizabeth Smart reveals how she survived and the secret to forging a new life in the wake of a brutal crime. On June 5, 2002, fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Smart, the daughter of a close-knit Mormon family, was taken from her home in the middle of the night by religious fanatic Brian David Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee. Elizabeth was kept chained, dressed in disguise, repeatedly raped, and told she and her family would be killed if she tried to escape. After her rescue on March 12, 2003, she rejoined her family and worked to pick up the pieces of her life. With My Story, Elizabeth tells of the constant fear she endured every hour, her courageous determination to maintain hope, and how she devised a plan to manipulate her captors and convinced them to return to Utah, where she was rescued minutes after arriving. Smart explains how her faith helped her stay sane in the midst of a nightmare and how she found the strength to confront her captors at their trial and see that justice was served. In the years after her rescue, Smart transformed from victim to advocate, traveling the country and working to educate, inspire and foster change. She has created a foundation to help prevent crimes against children and is a frequent public speaker. She and her husband, Matthew Gilmour, now have two children.

My Story

Author: Orla Tinsley
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 144472553X
Size: 33.70 MB
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Orla Tinsley is well known as a campaigner for the rights of people with Cystic Fibrosis in Ireland. In her memoir, she takes us on a journey into the inner world of a child whose home from home was hospital, yet who from an early age refused to allow her illness to define her. It is also a story about coming of age in today's Ireland, as Orla takes us through school, college and the pursuit of a dream to become a writer. She describes how her love of poetry and drama sustained her through difficult times, and how writing in her journal was often a lifeline. She also tells of coming to terms with the loss of young friends through CF, and her at times maverick fight to improve an under-par health system that, for those with CF, delivers a lesser life expectancy in Ireland than anywhere else in Europe. Orla's family instilled in her a mind-over-matter philosophy from an early age: if you can't do something one way, keep trying until you find another. Salty Baby reveals the path of a young woman known for her fighting spirit: deeply personal, at times shocking, always honest, and ultimately hopeful.

Telling My Story The Journey Of A Ghetto Girl

Author: Allesley Officer
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 146205157X
Size: 11.74 MB
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Author Allesley Officer has had just one wish her entire life—to be loved. Even though she has always known the Creator of the universe cared for her, she never truly understood the depth of His love until her life became a suicidal travesty. Officer begins her memoir by candidly detailing her life as a young girl growing up in the inner-city of Kingston, Jamaica. Born to a twenty-one-year-old unwed mother of two other children, Officer’s journey was often difficult as she was shuttled back and forth between her mother and father’s homes. Repeatedly molested by first a stepsister and then a family friend, Officer relays how she finally told her father—and was shocked when he did nothing. As she shares the details of her lifelong battle with suicidal thoughts and images fueled by years of sexual abuse, low self-esteem, and self-loathing, she also provides hope to others by illustrating how she was eventually able to rise above life’s challenges and learn to love herself once again. Telling My Story: The Journey of a Ghetto Girl shares one woman’s poignant journey of survival that will remind women everywhere to never forget their inner beauty, no matter how difficult life becomes.