New memoir by Andre Donegan illustrates power of perseverance

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Disabled author gives hope to all readers in ‘Overcoming Obstacles’

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People who meet author Andre Donegan often called him an inspiration. Despite being born a congenital quadriplegic amputee, meaning he has no legs and arms only down to his elbows, Donegan remains positive in all aspects of his life.

His new memoir, “Overcoming Obstacles: When One Door Closes, Another One Opens” (published by Inspiring Voices), shares his incredible story of growing up in a hospital and the loving family that took him into their hearts.

Born without legs and with arms that ended at the elbow, Donegan was given up as a toddler by his biological mother, hospitalized for years as a child and adopted by a loving Caucasian woman with eight children of her own. This incredible act of compassion – as well as his adoptive mother’s “tough love,” helped forge an unquenchable desire on Donegan’s part to excel, achieve and love.

Throughout his book, Donegan conveys the message that a disability does not define a person. He hopes people will learn to see past people’s disabilities and appreciate them for the true spirits within.

Overcoming Obstacles
By Andre Donegan
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 128 pages | ISBN 9781462409389
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Andre Donegan lives and writes in Baldwin, New York.

Inspiring Voices, a service of Guideposts, is dedicated to helping authors share their words of hope, faith and inspiration with the world. A strategic publishing partnership with indie book publishing leader, Author Solutions, LLC; Inspiring Voices allows authors to publish inspirational and spiritual books without respect to their specific doctrine, denomination or political point-of-view. Authors published through Inspiring Voices benefit from access to exclusive Guideposts marketing services, with select titles appearing in a special collection at For more information on publishing with Inspiring Voices, log on to or call 866-697-5313.

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