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My Maggieby Richard King
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My Maggie is a rare and real love story. She was his childhood sweetheart and wife of 32 years. Diagnosed with hearing loss at the age of four, she wore cumbersome hearing aids and felt the humiliation of being "different" Slowly, an insidious disease robbed her of vision. She fought three diff erent cancers, changed careers in the middle of her life and fought to realize her dreams. Yet, underneath these great challenges, there was an incredible love shared by two people. It was cemented by adversity and reached a near perfect spiritual connection. They lived a classic old-fashioned love story. King shares one of the most powerful, complex and memorable love stories ever written. It is an American story of great heroism, courage and devotion. Maggie was a woman who understood how to lead a happy life and then led it. My Maggie is great drama, great passion, and great fun. It is a book written with a love so immense it almost defies description.
My Maggie is the story of a woman who overcame enormous odds to live a happy and fulfilling life. She suffered from three different cancers in her life and also battled a rare disease called Usher Syndrome, which slowly took away her sight and hearing. She was legally blind yet she became a major figure in the deaf blind community of Chicago. She was a counselor for th eChicago Lighthouse for the Blind, served on a governors board and was a lobbyist in Washington, DC and Springfield, Illinois. Her story is also an incredibly deep love story with her childhood sweetheart and husband of 32 years.
About the Author
Rich King is an Emmy-winning sportscaster for WGNTV. He was been named Illinois sportscaster of the year in 1991. He has covered sports in Chicago for 31 years and has also appeared on the NBC Today show twice to talk about My Maggie. The book has already sold 15,000 copies. King does volunteer work for the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind and the American Cancer society.
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