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ISBN-10: 0312329555

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ISBN-13: 9780312329563

When Bridget Moore left eire in 1865, she by no means suspected that together with her trunk and rosary beads, she used to be bringing Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy to long island urban. It wasn't till Bridget was once a grandmother, person who had buried 4 of her grandsons, that she discovered she'd introduced MD to the States, a illness that may hang-out her kinfolk for generations. Years later, her great-grandchildren grew up below the increased trains of Jackson Heights, Queens—and one in all them was once Christine Kehl O'Hagan, the writer of this relocating and insightful memoir.

Christine, her sister Pam, and their brother Richie performed within the streets and attended mass each Sunday. yet Richie had difficulty strolling. by the point he was once clinically determined with muscular dystrophy, Christine realized that of her mother's brothers—uncles she'd by no means identified about—had died of MD. Christine ultimately married and had a fit son. yet at some point she observed her moment boy, Jamie, fight to climb onto the college bus—and she knew knew then and there that this illness will be along with her the remainder of her life.

Extraordinarily written, with a lot honesty and humor, The booklet of Kehls is the attractive tale of a relatives that has recognized love, braveness, and heartbreak in equivalent measure—and survived.

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