We hope to change some of society’s perceptions on how those who, with or without disabilities, are able to rise up to overcome what often appears as insurmountable obstacles throughout their lifetime
OTTAWA, Ontario (PRWEB) December 17, 2012
In the new memoir “A Silent Cheer: Against the Odds” (published by iUniverse), Dr. Emily Roback and Faye Roback-Jones take readers through the beat’s of Emily’s life after being diagnosed with severe to profound hearing loss at just 3 years old.
Not only does “A Silent Cheer” offer readers a revealing look into deaf culture, it also gives them the personal story of a young, hearing-impaired girl who defied odds, overcame obstacles and worked to achieve her goals. Emily, and her mother Faye, treat readers to Emily’s inspiring journey to become a doctor of chiropractic medicine, a renowned fitness leader in Canada and the president of her own company.
“Although ‘A Silent Cheer’ focuses on one particular person living with profound hearing loss,” explains Faye, “the timelessness of working towards a dream, yearning for something precious, love, betrayal – these are aspects of the book which are appealing because they are issues readers can relate to.”
Emily and Faye hope “A Silent Cheer” inspires readers, regardless of their situations – age, gender, ability, etc. – to embrace their dreams and work to achieve what life offers them. “We hope to change some of society’s perceptions on how those who, with or without disabilities, are able to rise up to overcome what often appears as insurmountable obstacles throughout their lifetime,” says Faye.
About the Author
Dr. Emily Roback, D.C., is a freelance writer for the Canadian Chiropractor Magazine, Helicopter Canada Magazine and Search & Rescue Canada Magazine. She lives in and operates a private chiropractic practice in Calgary, Alberta.
Faye Roback-Jones works as an educator with the Ottawa Carleton District School Board in eastern Ontario and is an ESL instructor for healthcare providers with an Ottawa language institute. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario.
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