Friday, January 4, 2013

One Thumb Up

What do you do when you were born to write and the only body part still functioning is your right thumb?  If your name is Susan Spencer-Wendel, You fight the race against time using your thumb to type your legacy.  You dedicate three months of your life to pen your memoir on your iPhone, one letter at a time.

Susan does not allow ALS to paralyze her goals.  Her memoir will be published in March.  It marks one more completed goal on her bucket list:  "To make people laugh and cry and hug their children and joke with their friends and dwell in how wonderful it is to be alive."

Susan wrote about her Budapest travels to celebrate her 20th wedding anniversary with her husband and her adventure was published in the Palm Beach Post.  The editors of HarperCollins Publishers saw her stories and offered Susan $2 million for her memoir, Until I Say Goodbye: My Year Living With Joy.  Universal Studios kicked in another $2 million for the movie rights.

I give Susan two thumbs up for offering us a real-life example of what perseverance means.  If you would like to read more about Susan's story, click here.

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