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A Life in Parts
Meet authors Vicki Bennington and Daniel Brannan as they introduce their new book, A Life in Parts: A True Story of an Idyllic Life, a Devistating Loss, and One Woman's Resolve to Rise Above it. On an ordinary winter day, Loretta Goebel was wrapping Christmas gifts in her basement when the doorbell rang. She rushed to answer it and, in her haste, she banged her hand on the banister as she ran up the stairs. This seemingly innocuous injury resulted in the amputation of both her legs, her left hand, and most of the fingers on her right hand. While suffering through several rounds of amputations and painful prosthetic parts, she had to adapt to life without fingers or feet. Fiercely independent, she refused to succumb to life as an invalid. Loretta's adjustment and recovery led to a friendship with Paul McCartney and Heather Mills, also an amputee. Through all her pain and loss, Loretta never gave up, and her story of triumph is a testament to anyone who is struggling to adjust to difficult circumstances.
More About 6 North Café
Located in Ballwin, 6 North Café is an independent, family-owned and operated coffee shop, offering area residents a variety of fresh baked pastries, delicious coffee and much more. The staff of 6 North takes great pride in its outstanding customer service, making every effort to turn each individual customer into a new friend. Guests at the cafe will find an extensive menu of hand-crafted favorites, including fresh sandwiches and salads, healthful smoothies and a full coffee and espresso bar.