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Author Rebecca Browder chronicles her battle with a rare disability in her new nonfiction, “Reaching for Heaven: Rebecca’s Journey with Proteus Syndrome” (published by iUniverse).
In a captivating story of overcoming challenges and the power of faith, “Reaching for Heaven” chronicles Browder’s battle with Proteus Syndrome, a rare congenital disorder that causes skin overgrowth, atypical bone development and is often accompanied by tumors over half the body. To date, only about 200 cases have been confirmed worldwide.
As she discusses her symptoms and the day-to-day experience of living with Proteus Syndrome, Browder remains dedicated to learning as much as she can about her condition and keeping a positive outlook on life. She credits her faith in Jesus Christ with giving her the strength to overcome obstacles and is grateful for the courage to reach out to others struggling with a disability.
Ultimately, Browder’s story is one of resilience, challenges and the knowledge that God has something better in store for her. Her condition has worsened – she’s now confined to a bed and unable to walk around – but she understands that sometimes one must endure hardships before receiving better things in the future. “Our faith and trust in God can carry us through our difficulties,” she says.
An excerpt from “Reaching for Heaven”:
Foundations such as the Proteus Syndrome and the Thrombosis Charity need your donations, they need your assistance in order to support the scientist that are working hard to help our family members recover and/or live with greater ease through a life debilitating disease.
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