The Northeastern University Libraries encourage dialogue on significant contemporary questions through the Meet the Author program. The wide ranges of talks and discussions enrich the intellectual and cultural fabric of the University.
Meet the Author programs are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
To Get Back Home: A Mysterious Disease: A fight for Life Wendy Ford Thursday, March 24, 2011 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. 90 Snell Library
To Get Back Home describes an inspirational true story of survival and triumph over a life—altering disease. It tells the story of a young woman who, despite her healthy and active lifestyle, is suddenly struck with a rare neurological disorder, known as Acute Demyelinating Encephalomyelitis (ADEM), that leaves her in a coma and later a quadriplegic. The story follows Ford's journey through the diagnosis and treatment of her ailment, as well her miraculous triumph over a disease that was previously believed to be fatal. — Togetbackhome.com
"An engaging, moving memoir that unravels at a quick pace. Straightforward and honest, emotional realism is achieved with quiet dignity, making it all the more poignant..." —Kate Darnton, Contributing Editor, PublicAffairs
"Your very desire to live and not die was itself a kind of prayer." —Professor Kimberley Patton, Harvard Divinity School
Sponsors: NU Libraries, NU Bouvé College of Health Sciences, NU Bookstore
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To Get Back Home A Mysterious Disease: A Fight for Life A true story of hope, strength, love and survival --
Sunday, December 5, 2010 3-5 p.m.
Natural High Fitness Club The Tannery, Mill No. 4, Suite 404 50 Water Street Newburyport, Massachusetts
"Reading this precious book is like a 'natural high.'"
From the review by Dr. Marc and Jen Cendron, the Newburyport Liberator
Books will be available for signing by the author. Park at the Tannery lots on either side of Water Street, or on nearby Federal Street. There is a flight of stairs to the fitness club. Light refreshments will be served.
Books may be purchased at The Book Rack and Jabberwocky Books, both in Newburyport. Books also may be ordered by your favorite independent bookseller, or through Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, or iUniverse.com. To Get Back Home is also available on Kindle.