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A Life in Parts

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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.

Phil Gonzales October 16, 2012 at 12:40 AM
I was able to see this inspiring woman and met the authors at their book premiere last week in downtown St. Louis. An incredible story of faith and courage that you'll want to share with others.

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