Author Nancy Carlisle Schumacher's New Book Underscores the Misunderstood Medical Condition—Epilepsy

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A revealing tour de force that relates the story of a couple facing this condition—providing inspiration and hope to people with disabilities, that they too can live normal lives and can survive

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UNRAVELING THE SPIDER'S NET by author Nancy Carlisle Schumacher is an inspirational story about a couple faced with a misunderstood medical condition—epilepsy. The author, who is guarded by her father’s words of encouragement, attempts to share to readers the truth that people with disabilities can live normal lives and can survive.

In this book, readers will find the story of Emilia and George, a couple who face different and challenging problems, such as Medicaid, Social Security, and Health care. It shows how George suffers from a neurologic disorder and how they find that everything comes with a price. Will they be able to meet the price? How Emilia braved her husband’s woes will inspire readers in this book.

This release highlights the author’s belief that people with disabilities can survive as long as they believe in themselves. They, like other people, can lead happy lives. Schumacher portrays persons with epilepsy as ordinary people who live ordinary lives, in spite of their problems.

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About the Author
Nancy Carlisle Thornton Schumacher is a member of the American Medical Writers Association, American Epilepsy Society, International Association of Scientific Studies of Intellectual Disabilities, as well as the Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut. She has been a member of the American Medical Illustrators organization as well. Schumacher has spoken at medical conferences in 19 countries from Bombay to Beijing in an endeavor to make Epilepsy better understood.

UNRAVELING THE SPIDER'S NET * by Nancy Carlisle Schumacher
A Family's Struggle with Epilepsy, Parkinson's Disease, and Depression
Publication Date: April 9, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 230 pages; 978-1-4500-1103-7
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 230 pages; 978-1-4500-1104-4
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4653-1959-3

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