(PRWEB) August 9, 2005
On August 3, 2005, author and poet Shirley Cheng (http://www.shirleycheng.com) appeared live on Be the Star You Are! with host Cynthia Brian to share with the world her remarkable life and achievements despite being blind and physically disabled. The twenty-minute interview can be heard at http://www.worldtalkradio.com/archive.asp?aid=4464 by clicking on "Shirley Cheng and Dance with Your Heart".
"If you are having a bad day, you need to meet Shirley Cheng," says the site. "This is a woman who never gives up, who loves life to the fullest, and lives every day with joy and gratitude. Born in 1983, this child prodigy has already written three books in English and her native language is Chinese. She has been disabled since birth, spent years in the hospital with her devoted mother fighting to keep her alive, and has been blind since age 17. Yet, she is optimistic, always happy, smiling, and looking for the beauty in life. And she typed her books with her only 2 working fingers. Be enchanted by a role model who is seeking a compassionate and skilled surgeon to restore her eyesight. What a beautiful lady, Shirley is. You'll love her as much as we do."
Next, Shirley spoke about her goals as an advocate for people with disabilities and parental rights in A Story to Tell on Global Talk Radio. Her ten-minute segment is located at http://www.GlobalTalkRadio.com/shows/astorytotell for the August 8 episode.
Both shows are also linked to from Shirley's website, http://www.shirleycheng.com
Shirley Cheng is a miracle survivor of her multiple physical disabilities but more so of pitfalls in American medical and school systems, including her mother's custody case with doctor in 1990 that gained international attention and support, which she had detailed in her 700-page autobiography, The Revelation of a Star's Endless Shine: A Young Woman's Autobiography of a 20-Year Tale of Trials & Tribulations. The book covers topics such as parental and patient rights, false medical reports from doctor and psychologists, education, and disability issues.
"Why is it possible in America, the land of the free, that a parent cannot disagree with a doctor's recommendation for treatment? Shirley Cheng offers a look into her world providing disturbing truths about America's medical and school systems. Shirley's unique way of writing further provides readers with a window to her intelligence, insight, and nature. Her matter-of-fact, original style and ability to prove a point is powerful. A disturbing, and enlightening read. Authentic, honest, and profound. Will change reader's outlook," wrote Christina Francine for Midwest Book Review.
Shirley's story is not just the accounts of one disabled individual--it is an eye opener. "By uniting our power, we can turn our country into a true nation run by the people for the people!" declared Shirley.
To learn more about Shirley and her three books, visit her site at http://www.shirleycheng.com
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