Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Strong in the Broken Places

When I was in DC in May, we met up with Richard Cohen, who is the husband of the Today Show’s Meredith Vieira. Richard was in the process of writing his book, which is now released. Called “Strong at the Broken Places”, it is an account of five people who are living with chronic diseases. Richard himself has multiple sclerosis.

One of those five people, Denise Glass, is living with ALS. You can watch a video online about the book, and Denise here

The Today Show has been profiling the five people from Richard Cohen’s book all week. According to Cohen, the book shows that chronically-ill people are not their disease and should not be defined by a set of symptoms. He also says that, although the book deals with the changes that come about as a result of a chronic diagnosis, the person inside is still there. Amen!!

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