Multiple Sclerosis Association Honors Author Thomas Erning for His Novel "My Life with Daly"

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The Multiple Sclerosis Association in Germany has invited Thomas J. Erning to present his novel My Life with Daly published by Yolo Books. Chaired by the former German President Christian Wulff, on 16th October 2014 in Berlin the Multiple Sclerosis Association will honor those who have made a real effort to allow people suffering from MS to lead a self-determined life.

My life with Daly

A reader’s opinion: “A must-read for those who desire to understand.”

The Multiple Sclerosis Association in Germany has invited Thomas J. Erning to present his novel My Life with Daly. Chaired by the former German President Christian Wulff, on 16th October 2014 in Berlin the Multiple Sclerosis Association will honor those who have made a real effort to allow people suffering from MS to lead a self-determined life.

This is also the theme of the novel: “He who fights for true love should not claim victory unprepared.” With this sentence, a true story about living with multiple sclerosis begins - the affliction of a thousand faces. How does a person feel whose life is thrown off-kilter by a stroke of fate? How can he start again? These are the deeply moving topics of this narrative, which is insightfully told, with a smile:

"'He who fights for true love,' I thought. 'Why ‘fight? And what for? True love is, for me, an ideal rather than a reality. At best, it’s a feeling that I recognize when it’s there.'

It turns out I wasn’t so far off with these thoughts. Not that I knew it back then. It was Daly that first opened my eyes to it. No, Daly wasn’t my true love, quite the opposite. But it showed me what it means to love life. Maybe it was all planned out for me. But I promise you that I had anticipated nothing that happened to me. Daly came into my life and nothing was the same as it was before.

I have no helpful tips. Or, perhaps, just these: look before you cross the road, stay together and hold each other’s hand. Have bowel cancer screenings, use shoe trees and don’t worry about your future. Worrying in life is as likely to lead to success as chewing your fingernails on a first date."

A reader’s opinion: “A must-read for those who desire to understand.”

My Life with Daly is available as a Kindle edition.

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Bernhard Erning
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